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February 23, 2001

  • NEWS: Town Receives $6.9 Million No-Interest Loan to Fund Closing of Port Washington Landfill

    Supervisor Newburger announced that the Town of North Hempstead has secured a $6.9 million short-term interest-free and long-term low-interest loan through the New York State Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) to finance the cost of capping and closing the Port Washington sanitary landfill (L-5). FULL STORY

  • NEWS: Revered Sousa Principal, Dr. Richard Barry, to Retire

    Webster's New World Dictionary includes, as one of its definitions of the word, extraordinary, the following : "...going far beyond the ordinary degree...exceptional; remarkable." This is just one word that springs to mind when describing Sousa principal, Dr. Richard Barry, but not the only one. Deeply compassionate, dedicated, fun, articulate, highly intelligent, are also words that aptly characterize him, but perhaps no single word better describes him than "humanitarian." Now, after close to 20 years in the PW School District with 14 of them as Sousa principal, Dr. Barry has decided to retire at the end of the 2000-2001 school year. And many are noting this announcement sadly, knowing that finding a man this extraordinary is a rarity. FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: On The Bay

    On a sunny, but very cold Sunday afternoon, six teams of frostbiters braved the elements to complete five races. Winds were from the north at about 10-12 knots, with higher puffs, changing in mid-afternoon to a southerly. One boat capsized during one of the puffs, but the two-person team was able to re-rig their boat and be back on the water in short order. Unfortunately, they just missed the start of the last race for the day. Winners for the day were: I. Pedro Lorson/Mimi Berry (#536), 2. Ted Toombs/David Cornachio (#514) and 3. Matt Kelly/Sue Kinsey (#769). FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: Eagles Soar Past Vikings, 77-67

    Many basketball fans today tend to be very disappointed by the proliferation of low scoring games. Over the last ten years, offensive output has been diminished in part due to a leak of fundamental execution however it can also be attributed primarily to a shift in strategic philosophy 'the best offense is a good defense'. The strategic focus of the full court press proved to be the key ingredient in serving up a victory for the Valley Stream Central Eagles. Their pressure defense caused the hometown Vikings to misfire on inbound passes and prevented interior routes down the lanes for easy conversions. This along with good inside maneuverability forced the Vikings to a subsequent fall, 77-67. FULL STORY

  • OPINION: We Can't Afford to Wait Another Year
  • OPINION: Issues With Bond, Taxes, etc.

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