Flower Hill's Village Election Is Contested This Year
In a relatively quiet March village election year, only one election in Port Washington is being contested. That village is Flower Hill, which has a population of around 5,000 residents. The election will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from noon-9 p.m. at Village Hall, which is located at One Bonnie Heights Road.
PWPD "Slapping" Incident Settled for $30,000
Christine Gomez, a Port Washington youth who sued a former Port Washington police officer and the PWPD in federal court, has settled her claim in the amount of thirty thousand dollars. Ms. Gomez sued for assault, battery and a violation of her civil rights, claiming that the former policeman, Chester Nakelski, slapped her in the face outside of Schreiber High School when she was a student there.
On the Bay
On Sunday, March 5, three boats sailed a no-jibe course in 16-18 knots winds. With whitecaps on the bay, two boats completed the no-jibe course, one boat capsized. When the wind began gusting to 22, the RC canceled the rest of the day. Racing was unofficial, with no scoring, as there were less than four boats. Sailors were happy to get in at least one race as they wanted to practice for the upcoming Interclub Dinghy National Championships on April 14-15. It should be noted that the race committee was well prepared for the day with three crash boats at the ready in addition to the RC Committee boat.
Lindsay Blane Takes Third Place All-Around
Lindsay Blane, the only seventh grader on Schreiber's varsity gymnastics team, took third place all-around on Feb. 12 at the Nassau County Coaches Invitational with a score of 28.80. Lindsay placed in the top five in uneven bars, beam and floor exercise. Lindsay was fortunate enough to be able to compete in the all-around due to the unselfishness of her teammates. Lindsay is a seventh grade student at Weber Middle School. All the girls on the varsity high school team have been wonderful to her. Next year she hopes to make "Counties" and score well for Schreiber.
Strong Criticism of Alternate Plan
Plague of Hornets