League of Women Voters Sponsors School Board Candidates Forum
Three of the five candidates running for the Port Washington Board of Education -- incumbents Sandy Ehrlich, Dr. Roy Nelson, and Nancy Cowles -- turned out to meet the public in a League-sponsored forum on the evening of May 3, with just a few dozen people in attendance. The two challengers, however, were absent. Candidate Julie Meyer was unable to attend because of kindergarden orientation for her daughter, and candidate Robert Ferro was not present due to a family emergency. Voters will decide who will fill the three positions on May 16.
Craig Johnson Wins Big in County Legislator Race
In the special election held for Nassau County Legislator for the 11th Legislative District, Port's Craig Johnson easily won the seat of his late mother, Barbara Johnson, who passed away in March, after a long battle with breast cancer. He garnered 6,774 votes. which represents 58 percent of the vote. His Republican opponent Linda Green, former TONH Town Clerk, received 2,650, and his Green Party opponent, Ben Zwirn, former Democratic town supervisor, tallied 2,278 votes. The turnout was 28 percent of the 41,000 eligible voters in the 11th district which is comprised of Manhasset, Roslyn, Westbury, Old Westbury and Port Washington.
On the Bay
Spring is finally here. Several boats have been sighted sailing on the bay, the boat yards are full of activity, the Thirsty Thursday series has begun, and sailors and landlubbers alike are hoping for good breezes to carry us throughout the warm season ahead.
5th Grade Lax Beats Massapequa 5-2
This past Sunday morning with the temperature already in the mid 80's the PYA 5th grade lacrosse team was scheduled to play a strong team from Massapequa. The team still had their previous week's effort to overcome, losing due to a less than best effort performance. This game opened up with both teams playing hard yet neither team could score in the first quarter. What was evident from the start of the game was that Port's defense, Eric Schaeffer, Anthony Quinn and Ollie Musso along with goalie Chris Corteselli came to play. Good play by the "D" was supported by the middies that played both ends of the field and exerted more energy in one game than most adults do in a year. Jeremy Goldman, Tommy Mansfield, Cole Martinez, Matt Plominski, Alex Lee and Stephen Contino all gave heroic efforts. The second period started and the offense got rolling.
Bob Scheer on Bond, Candidates
Opposed to Bond Because...