The School Board Considers Possible Cuts in the 2001-2002 Budget
A "work in progress" is what the PW public schools' 2001-02 budget might be considered at this point. The school board's budget work session, held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, concentrated on areas that might be cut and others that might become self-sustaining. Though no final decisions were made yet by the school board on cuts or a total budget amount, an administrator later expressed with certainty that there would be "no double-digit increases."
A New Residential Development on Manhasset Isle?
The proposed plan calls for three different unit styles, all two story structures. Forty percent will include a master bedroom on the first floor; 60 percent will have all bedrooms on the second floor. The building code only permits two bedrooms, however a loft, or upstairs den, could be used for a third bedroom. Most will have a one car garage. Mr. Axinn told the Port News that they are considering constructing a few units with two car garages, however.
Port Closes Out Winter Hoops
Port Washington's winter hoop campaign came to a close against Hicksville with a split as the Varsity Club lost, but the JV concluded with a victory. Unfortunately, for the varsity, they finished their season with only one league victory, but given the youth of the squad, and the fact some of the JV boys will be joining them next year, there are high hopes for the Port's future. Both clubs continually exhibited the two necessary ingredients of hustle and determination throughout the winter. When they ultimately fuse these ingredients with the vital execution skills contingent upon winning, then the varsity team will be in possession of a great winning formula.
On the Bay
Sunday, March 4 provided to be a frostbiters and the race committee. In what started out in moderate wind, although very cold conditions, seven teams of frostbiters were on the starting line for two races. Another dinghy got a late start from the dock and did not make it to the first race and then decided to return to land. Maybe they knew something that the others on the water missed. For in the third race - a crew race - the wind gusted on the downwind leg and four boats capsized within 30 seconds of each other. Races were immediately abandoned and all upright boats were instructed to return to shore. Race committee then retrieved the eight sailors and spent a good deal of the rest of the afternoon hauling dinghies back to the dock. The warmth of the clubhouse and the hot chocolate was a welcome respite from the afternoon activities. By the time the race committee returned to shore, they were greeted by the eight swimmers just plucked from Manhasset Bay, in dry clothing, who were enjoying the camaraderie of the group. Winners: A tie for first: Ted Toombs/W. Matt Cornachio (#514) and Pedro Lorson/Mimi Berry (#536), and third place was Beth Danilek/Felicity Ryan (#530).
Fears $66 Million Bond
Bond Reflects Best Ideas in Cost Savings Without Sacrificing Quality