Viviana Risca Takes First Place in Intel Talent Search
What else can be said after Schreiber boasts nine Intel semifinalists, then three finalists and now a first place winner for Schreiber High School in this prestigious contest? That first place winner is Viviana Risca whose winning science research project encoded and later, decoded, a test message into a strand of DNA. In addition to mounds of accolades and having many doors now opened to her, Viviana's first place prize is a $100,000 scholarship.
Library Tax Increase This Year
The Port Washington Public Library's proposed 2000-01 budget is $4,712,239, up $356,782 from the current year's budget of $4,355,457. This represents an 8.2 percent increase. However, the actual increase percentage in the tax levy will only by 6.79 percent because the library applied $100,000 of fund balance to the budget in an effort to keep the tax increase as low as possible. Translated into actual dollars, the increase represents $18 per household for the average home in Port Washington, that with an assessed valuation of $10,000. (Note, assessed valuation is not the market value of the house.)
On the Bay
Sunday, March 19, was a glorious, sunny day, with a bright blue sky to tease us all into thinking about the delights of springtime. Crocuses are sprouting and daffodils have been sighted. Families, walking through their neighborhoods after a winter of hibernation, are catching up on their neighbors' latest news. Boatyards show signs of activity as a few boat covers have already been removed in preparation for launching. Out on the bay, seven teams of sailors enjoyed the brisk, almost springtime weather. Five races and one crew race were completed in 10-12 knot NE winds.
PAL Spring Program 2000
The Port Washington PAL will be offering the following activities for the Spring 2000 season. The program is open to girls and boys in kindergarten through sixth grade. The schedule is as follows:
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