Plandome Heights Mayor Sworn In
Sandi Gabriele was sworn in as mayor of Plandome Heights Monday evening, April 12, after beating her opponent handsomely. Sandi had pledged to preserve the past and to protect the future. More specifically, she pledged to continue fiscal responsibility, continue safeguarding the environment, institute a quarterly newsletter, pursue grants from Nassau County and the state, commit to a regular community meeting on tax assessment, ensure the village tax rate stays the same, upgrade the street signs and finally, to pursue cooperative programs with other villages.
North Hempstead Plans Operation Clean Sweep
When North Hempstead Councilmen Wayne Wink and Fred Pollack met with the Community Liaison Committee of Manhasset last month, they were peppered with questions about the physical condition of Manhasset. Questions were raised about debris on Plandome Road, overflowing garbage pails and graffiti. In a timely fashion, this week North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman announced "Operation Clean Sweep," a major town initiative that will take place from Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 30. During the operation more than 20 street sweepers will be out on the roads with the goal of clearing the more than 520 curb miles of the Town of North Hempstead over the two-week period. In Week 1 of the initiative, all town streets in the unincorporated areas south of the LIE will be swept; in Week 2, April 26 to April 30, all town streets in the unincorporated areas north of the LIE will be swept. The town asks that residents not park their cars on the street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the days their area is to be swept.
Gaels Six-Peat in State Hockey Champs
For St. Mary's Gaels, hockey is not just an exciting game, it is a longstanding tradition. This tradition was seriously challenged at the New York State playoffs recently. The Gaels (28-6-3) added two games to their 40-game winning streak in the state playoffs by defeating Niagara Wheatfield (9-2 and Clarence (5-1), but then lost to North Tonawanda (1-3) in pool games.
On The Bay
According to the A Centennial History of the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club by George N. Graf, Jr., a group of yachtsmen from several yacht clubs appointed George A. Corry and William G. Newman of the club to develop a class which would provide keen racing for skippers of moderate means. The year was 1911, and the now famous Star boat was born. The new boat was designed by Francis Sweisguth, who was considered a very good naval architect of his day. Issac E. Smith, a Port Washington boat builder received the order to build the first 22 boats, of which about one-half were sold to members of American YC, with the rest remaining in Manhasset Bay. The bow and transom of the first Star boat, owned by "Pop" Corry of Manhasset Bay YC is still displayed at the club. After World War II, the Star class disappeared from our bay, but the class went on to be one of the most successful boats ever designed. Many of the world's best sailors learned sailing on the Star, and today the Star class is part of the sailing fleet at the Olympics. It seems fitting, almost ironic, that Paul Cayard (Star World Championship 1988, the Star North American's 1993-94, and the Whitbread 'Round the World Race 1998), and Phil Trinter (Star World Championship 1993) won the right to represent the United States at this year's Olympics in the Star Class, for Phil Trinter, who is from Lorain, OH, is living right here in Port Washington with his wife who is teaching in a Long Island high school. For local area residents, having a "home town" interest in the Olympics, sailing in a boat that was developed and built in Port Washington, should make this year's competition a lot of fun to watch. And with the sailing skills and determination of these two terrific sailors, they have a great chance of capturing the gold medal. Cayard who has been in the Olympic Trials four times, including this year's trials (1984, 1988 and 1996) and Trinter three times (1996 and 2000), explained their win this year. "This regatta was pretty sweet," said Cayard. "We put a lot more preparation in this time," he explained when asked what was different this time around, explaining that many of the lessons he learned during the America's Cup he could afford to implement for these Trials, something he would not have been able to afford when younger. Cayard and Trinter were able to sit out the last two races of the series after mathematically securing their win. With the sailing skills and determination of these two men, there is a very good chance that they will capture the gold medal. Let the games begin!
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