New Board Members Roll Up Their Sleeves and Get to Work
Residents concerned with the padlocked Memorial Field tennis courts, another byproduct of the austerity budget, were waiting for the public session of the July 1 Board of Education (BOE) meeting, the re-organization meeting which is required by law. It is usually held during the second week of July but the board felt pressure under the austerity budget to act more quickly. The handful of residents present were intent on finding an equitable and expedient solution, as this is tennis season. Following the public discussion, the board was scheduled to retreat into executive session.
Attention: Clay Court Tennis Players
Under an austerity budget, the Manhasset School District is prohibited from allowing public use of its clay tennis courts unless it receives full payment in advance to cover the identifiable costs necessary to maintain them. Identifiable costs in this instance are related to supplies and salary for the groundskeeper that works on the clay courts every day. After conducting a comprehensive study of the costs related to maintaining the clay courts and subtracting costs directly related to the Manhasset Middle School tennis teams' use of the courts for eight weeks per year, it was determined that the remaining identifiable costs the district would need to raise in order to allow public usage is $8,000 for the period of July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005.
On The Bay
It has been said that anyone completing the 635-mile classic known as the Newport-Bermuda Race are winners. If so, we have lots of winners from our area, whether or not they scored high on the leader board. Just sailing to Bermuda is quite a feat, but to add the dimension of racing, which entails a sharp navigator, plus good team work, some help from the wind gods, make this race live up to its reputation as one of the most interesting and challenging ocean courses anywhere. Depending on weather conditions the race can be won by big boats, small boats or boats in the middle of the fleet. This year's race was no different as the wind ranged from zero to gusts of over 40 knots. This year's competitors from our area includes those who still live in the Port -Manhasset area or who grew up here and sailed in local junior programs.
St. Francis Hospital Annual Golf Classic Honors Golf Classic Founder Nancy DeMatteis
The beautiful weather on June 7 was just another win for the annual St. Francis Hospital Golf Classic, which honored longtime hospital supporter Nancy DeMatteis. More than 400 golfers enjoyed the beautiful sunshine at three of the north shore's premier courses and a beachside dinner at the Creek Club later that evening.
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