BOE Goes Back to the Future:
At its April 4th meeting, the Board of Education discussed cuts made in the proposed 2000-2001 school budget, resulting in a 6.5% budget increase, rather than the 7% originally anticipated. At least 3 to 3.5% of this increase is directly attributable to the increase in enrollment, according to administrators. The BOE also tried to tackle the perplexing problems of temporarily accommodating a larger student population until the permanent solutions are in place, and it was clear there are no easy answers.
Haran and Hyman Appointed as Commissioners at Town of North Hempstead
Two new commissioners were appointed by the North Hempstead Town Board at last week's board meeting -- Michael J. Haran as comptroller and Andrew M. Hyman as commissioner of public safety.
On the Bay
The IC Dinghy National Championships always attracts the top sailors from ports along the eastern seaboard. This year was no exception. Sixty-three teams of competitors descended on our harbor last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 14-16, to test their small boat racing skills against the best of the best. Sailors who sail many one-design boats (Snipes, Vanguards, Lasers, 470s) and larger boats during the spring, summer and fall seasons, turn to the IC dinghy class to maintain their competitive edge through the winter months.
5th Grade PYA Lax Wins Season Opener
This past Sunday the PYA fifth grade lacrosse won their opening game of the season against a visiting team from Garden City. After many weeks of practice and having the first game of the season snowed-out the weekend before, this team came ready to play. Although it was raining during warm-ups and the field was a muddy mess, the Port team did not waste any time in jumping all over Garden City. Cole Martinez won the opening faceoff of the game with Alex Lee scooping up the ball. Lee raced down the field and passed the ball to Matt Plominski who shot and scored.
Voting No on Bond Issue
Sussman Responds to Critics