Roberta A. Nixon to Receive Citizen of the Year Award
The Community Chest of Port Washington has selected Roberta A. Nixon to receive its Citizen of the Year Award, the highest honor bestowed by the local charity. Mrs. Nixon will be officially recognized on Tuesday, April 24, at 8 p.m. at the Chest's annual meeting at St. Stephen's Parish Hall. Members of the public are invited to attend.
$80.8 Million Budget Adopted by BOE
In a four to three vote, the Board of Education adopted the school district's 2001-2001 operating budget at its April 3 meeting. After agreeing to some of the decreases suggested by administration and opting to put other suggestions for decreases back into the budget, the board adopted a budget in the sum of $80,859,334. This represents an increase of $6,615,224 over last year's budget of $74,244,110, or 8.9 percent. Board members Sussman, Baer, Nardone and Wezenaar voted yes, while Meyer, Ferro and Zimmerman voted against its adoption.
On The Bay
Spring appears to have arrived on Manhasset Bay. As gardeners search for evidence of new growth on trees and shrubs, boaters are populating local boatyards, preparing their boats for launch. It is a busy and exciting time by the water, as thoughts turn to the first sail of the season. This year that first sail will be especially sweet after the long and harsh winter we have endured.
Port Edges Oceanside 1-0
The Vikings' Chris Keen pitched a gem as the hometown varsity squeaked out a 1-0 victory over the Oceanside Sailors. In a game that moved at lightning fast pace (total game time - 100 minutes), the Vikings put on a defensive masterpiece to support their hurler and compensate for an anemic offensive output. The lone tally for the Vikes came in the second inning on a solo homerun by Drew Isaacson. The rest of the contest featured a duel of pitching performances the likes of which are scarce in the scope of present day baseball.
Concerned Over Voter Apathy in Library Vote