Library Construction Update
While library users have been very good about grinning and bearing having to use the library's makeshift facilities during its renovations, (some even suggesting that the temporary facility set up in Manorhaven Park become an annex), many are interested in knowing when the expansions and upgrades will be completed. As of now, the best guess-estimate for completion of the building, according to Port Washington Public Library Director Nancy Curtin, is early summer ... in the best case scenario.
A Clean Auditor's Report on the School District, but Concern Over the
When Mr. William Lilly presented the independent audit report for the school district for the fiscal year 1999-2000 at the Oct. 17 board of education meeting, there was one area that generated apprehension: a small fund balance. New York State's guideline is a fund balance of 2 percent of the total budget, Mr. Lilly explained, which would mean roughly $1.4 million for this district, with a budget of approximately $71 million. Instead, the district is starting the year with just $381,000 as its fund balance. While this situation should not cause tremendous alarm, he said, it does have serious implications, like a need to formulate spending cuts, close monitoring, and a likely increase in the next budget to restore some monies to the fund.
On the Bay
The colorful fall season is upon us, with its crisp air and early sunsets. As our thoughts turn to football games, wool sweaters and warm fires in the fireplace, the cooler weather brings clear skies that are ideal for stargazing. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow described watching the stars at twilight: "Silently one by one in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels." Lets take advantage of the early evening theater in the sky and pause from our hectic schedules long enough to enjoy the beauty that the fall sky presents to us.
Port Field Hockey Defeats Clarke to Advance to the County Finals
On Thursday, Nov. 2, the Schreiber Vikings met Clarke in the Nassau County Class B field hockey semifinal game. The game got underway at 2:30 on this sunny fall afternoon. The crowd at the start of the game was comprised mostly of parents who were enthusiastically cheering the team on and, of course, the seven piece pep-band who came wearing their usual attire, field hockey skirts and bowling jerseys. However, come the end of the school day (at 3:05) the bleachers were overflowing with energized students who came to cheer on their team. The Vikings did not let their fans down, winning this game 1-0.
Evil Triumphs When Good People Do Nothing
Poem for Veterans Day