School Board Holds Forum for the Community
After countless hours of discussion, study, and collaborative efforts between the board of education, the superintendent of schools, administrators, principals, teachers, community members, the Spector Group architectural firm, and Turner Construction, the school facilities plan -- in its almost-final form -- was presented to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 23, to gather feedback from the community. Though there were some objections from community members to some components, the overriding public sentiment expressed seemed to be the desire to pass a bond to improve school facilities, and to do so, as soon as possible. With the school board acting to make some additional cuts near the meeting's end, the total cost of the plan, though not yet finalized, hovered in the $65 million range.
Chamber of Commerce Turns 70
Port's business community and its many friends and supporters celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce last Friday night. The gala cocktail party/dinner, which was a fun-filled, warm-hearted event, included a tribute to all who have served as chamber presidents, an exhibit on the group's history, an auction and special entertainment.
On the Bay
On Sunday, Jan. 28, the long-awaited winter frostbiting resumed as the weather finally cooperated with our dinghy sailors, and five boats completed five races under sunny skies, with wind ranging from 9-14 knots out of the northwest. The winners: 1. Beth Danilek/Felicity Ryan (#530), 2. Bob Kirtland/David Cornachio (#707), and 3. Fee Mitropoulos/Amelia Amon (#121). There was no crew race.
Freeport Squeaks by Port in Near Stunner 48-44
It may have been the Super Bowl weekend and the hope of Big Blue's fortune spreading to the local Blue, or it may have just been hard work and dedication by the varsity boys that almost pulled off the upset of the winter campaign. Given the recent performances of the Vikings in their last few games, not many of the Port faithful gave the hometown club much of a chance against the omnipotent Freeport Red Devils, but a little more guile and some sound free throw shooting would have translated into a major upset league-wide and a big boost for the basketball fanatics of our bailiwick. Despite a lot of heart and intestinal fortitude, the boys didn't have enough fuel to ride out as victors.
"Not $60 Million"
Issues With Sussman, Further Reduction of Bond