Middle School Design Revised; Numbers Still a Concern
The conceptual re-design of Weber Middle School, presented at a recent BOE meeting, was further modified to reduce costs, the Spector Group architects reported at the Jan. 2 board of education meeting. Expecting to present this revised plan to the public in the next week or two, the architects sought to support the four-house structure of Weber, or the "schools-within-a-school" concept, and cut expenses by minimizing costly interior renovations and enlarging additions. While the Turner Construction group will be developing the final costs for the middle school, it seemed likely that it would be between $20 and $22 million, the architects said. The previous design, Turner determined, would have totaled $30 million. (This was one topic discussed at the Jan. 2 meeting; the others are covered in a separate article.)
2000 in Port in Headlines (Part II-July through December)
Hats Off to the Class of 2000!/ Edward Elkowitz Challenges Congressman Ackerman/ The Senate Race: Is Rick Lazio What the Doctor Ordered/ Forum: Saving Long Island Sound/ School Board Members Upbeat/ BOE Approves Raises for Superintendent and Administrators: Larry Blake, Carol Gannon, and Other Key Educators Leaving Posts/ In Memoriam: Karl V. Anton, Jr./ New Leadership for the BOE: Richard Sussman Elected President, Bob Ferro Is Vice President/ Craig Johnson Hosts West Nile Virus Forum/ Sandy Hollow Associates Revises Plans for 41 Acres/ Gambol 2000: (Magical Mystery) Tour de Force/ Locals Support People Who Live Without Sight and Sound/ Long Awaited Restoration of Baxter Pond Park Started/ M'Haven Defaults on Contract to Purchase Parkland/ New York State Cancer Maps: What They Show for Port Washington and Its Neighbors/ Village Club Opens Additional Nine Holes/ Weber Middle School Honored/ Melissa Brewster Is Bogart Scholar/ A More Beautiful Port Washington
On The Bay
The annual New Year's Frostbiting Regatta was held over Dec. 30, 31, and Jan. 1. Due to snow, ice and high winds, the first two days of the regatta were cancelled. The last day of the regatta was spectacular, and well worth waiting for. Bright sunshine, good winds, and cold weather characterized the day - perfect for the nine races that were completed.
Rein Lumi Scholarship Being Established at Schreiber
The Rein Lumi Scholarship is being established by friends and family, classmates and business associates to honor the memory of Rein Lumi, a student/athlete graduate of Schreiber High School, Class of 1958. The scholarship will recognize the best all-around athlete across multiple sports. The award recipient must have participated in at least two varsity sports during his/her senior year, with a preference for three. Each year, the Rein Lumi Athletic Award will go to the best all-around athlete based on the teaching staff's suggestion.
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A Thank-You Note to the Board of Port North From the Lovers of the Bay