Town Taxes to Rise in 2003
The average homeowner in North Hempstead who lives in one of its 31 incorporated villages will see annual town taxes rise by $31.10 if the tentative proposed by Supervisor May Newburger is adopted. Residents of unincorporated areas will add to that a $2.88 increase in the Part-Town tax and an increase of $18.43 in the Highway Fund for a total increase of $52.42. The town is proposing an increase of $2.19 million or about 3.5 percent bringing its proposed spending to $65.13 million, a 3.5 percent increase over the current year.
Deluxe Taxi Driver Killed in Robbery Attempt
No arrests have been made in the fatal shooting of a Port Washington cab driver, an incident that took place Wednesday morning, Oct. 9 at 3 a.m. in Roslyn Heights.
On The Bay
The Mill Pond Model Yacht Club was host to 18 sailors from across the United States who came to Port Washington to compete in the 2002 ODOM Class National Championship Regatta, held at the Mill Pond on Oct. 5 and 6. Competitors, who came from as far away as Seattle, WA, Watsonville, CA, Marblehead, MA, and St. Croix, VI, enjoyed good breezes for at least one of the days of the regatta. On Saturday the wind was from the southwest at about 15-20 knots, but Sunday brought more challenging racing, as the NW wind was light and fluky. The sailors were not disappointed, though, as 18 races were completed over the two days of competition. The ODOM class name comes from the description of the boat - One Design/One Meter. The one meter refers to the hull of the model, which is equal to 39.375 inches. With so many races completed over the two-day period, one competitor figured that the sailors walked approximately 8 miles per day as they navigated their boats around the marks set on the Mill Pond. The final results: 18 boats started the regatta, 11 completed all 18 races. Top finishers: 1. Craig Mackey, Seattle, WA. 2. Greg Danilek, Mill Pond Model YC, 3. Gary Kassl, Mill Pond Model YC, 4. Scott Spacie, Heckscher Park Model YC, and 5. George Huntington, Mill Pond Model YC. Each of the winners received engraved glass trophies. Special thanks are due to David James, the fleet captain of the ODOM Class at the Mill Pond Model YC, who along with Jim Wood, Commodore, and Charlie Blume, the vice commodore, organized the event that was enjoyed by so many sailors, family and friends.
Manhasset Public School Sports Schedule
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