LIRR Port Washington Branch Service to be Suspended
MTA Long Island Rail Road Port Washington Branch service will be suspended on Saturday, Aug. 19 and part of Sunday, Aug. 20. MTA Long Island Rail Road Port Washington Branch service between Great Neck and Port Washington will continue to be suspended through early Monday morning, Aug. 21. During this time, various construction programs will take place along the branch including the installation of a new signal and interlocking system between Great Neck and Port Washington, the replacement of switches in the Shea Stadium area, work on LIRR bridges at Manhasset Avenue in Manhasset and Stonytown Road in Plandome and track work in the Auburndale Station area.
Flower Hill Town Meeting
The Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee was present at this month's meeting of the village of Flower Hill to give residents an introduction to and an update on the group's activities.
On The Bay
Port Washington YC hosted the JSA of LIS (Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound) Blue Jay Race Week on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7-8. A total of 96 boats with over 230 sailors, plus 33 instructors participated in this annual event. Sailing conditions were excellent on Monday with four races completed in a steady 15 knot wind with gusts to 20 knots. While experienced sailors look forward to these wind conditions, especially in August, readers should know that many of these juniors were novices, and some of them were attending their first regatta. Hats off to both the sailors and the Race Committee for making Monday's sailing an exciting and safe experience for these juniors.
Gavalas Earns Fencing Medal
Stephen Gavalas, of Manhasset brought home a medal in fencing, from the Empire State Games, held in Binghamton, the week of July 26-July 30. He holds the title of the third runner-up in the state of New York. No sooner did he revel in his fencing victory, before he went off to the University of Pennsylvania to continue his study of fencing as part of his Summer Studies Award.
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