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October 4, 2002

  • News: To Better Serve 24/7/365

    In a special presentation for the press, the Commissioners of the Manhasset-Lakeville Water and Fire District announced a proposal for a bond issue just shy of $5 million to repair and upgrade the five fire houses under their jurisdiction. According to Commissioner Bonnie-Lynne Gould who made the introductory presentation on behalf of the board, all five firehouses need updated security systems, new parking lots with better drainage, accessibility for the handicapped, and each has its own unique deficiencies that require attention. FULL STORY

  • News: Schools to Bring Public Up to Date

    Growth, change, progress, success-how are our Manhasset Public School students doing? FULL STORY

  • Sports: Manhasset Public School Sports Schedule

  • Sports: On The Bay

    The Sonar North American Championships were held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin over three days on September 19- 21. An open invitation to all boats in the Sonar Class brought 21 boats to this picturesque town located north of Chicago on the Wisconsin-Illinois border. Two boats from Manhasset Bay were on the starting line: Mike McAllister brought his brand new Sonar, Puff, to the Midwest from Providence, RI, where they moved several years ago from our area. Mike skippered the boat, and Kristen McAllister, Sue Miller and Ted Toombs rounded out the crew. The other Manhasset Bay boat belonged to Greg and Beth Danilek, who brought their boat, Housemartin, to Lake Geneva for the competition. With Greg as skipper, his crew included Beth Danilek, Brian Hayes and Jonathan Siener. The weather for this regatta created a very interesting three days of sailing as the wind offered a variety of conditions to challenge the sailors - stormy for the first two days of sailing, with high winds, rain and several severe squalls. On Thursday, while the fleet was having a lunch break, a tremendous squall hit one side of the parking lot, flipping over many boats off their trailers, and tipping over two optimist racks of boats, scattering Optis as far away as 200 yards down the shoreline. The sailors were fortunately on shore having a lunch break at the time. They were not so lucky the following day, as another squall hit during the second race of the day, on a downwind leg with spinnakers flying. One sailor commented that the green sky "looked like it would miss but all of the sudden it was on us," causing several boats to capsize. All were accounted for. On the third day, winds were so light that the fleet was barely able to finish racing. And, as anyone who has sailed on a lake in the Midwest knows, light winds can be very fluky. Such was the case on the last day of racing, as a wind gust (relative term on a light wind day) randomly hit just one corridor of the lake, giving some boats a real advantage. Even with these challenging conditions, our two Sonar teams did very well in the standings: Greg Danilek and crew came in fifth out of 21 boats, and Mike McAllister and his crew came in sixth overall. Considering the competition - the top two boats on the scoreboard hailed from Marblehead, MA, an area known for producing great Sonar sailors - our two teams did very well in the standings. Congrats to all. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: BCA Annual Meeting
  • Opinion: The Problem is Speeding

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