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July 13, 2001

  • NEWS: Congressman Ackerman Gladly Supports Ayhan

    U.S. Congressman Gary Ackerman, and members of his staff, paid a special visit to Port Washington to dine at Ayhan's Shish Kebab. The congressman wanted to show his support for and faith in Ayhan. "I have always admired Ayhan for the contributions he's made to the Port community." A regular customer of Ayhan's, he added, "I also love the food here." FULL STORY

  • NEWS: NYS DEC and DOH Address Concerns Re: Sbarro Restaurant

    The State Department of Environmental Conservation and the State Department of Health sponsored a special informational meeting in Port Washington recently to discuss the opening of a Sbarro restaurant at the site of the former Munsey Cleaners. The site, at the southeast corner of Port Blvd. and Main Street, is an inactive hazardous waste site. An initial remedial investigation indicated that PERC contamination exists in the groundwater and the soil. However, after significant and successful remediation efforts, officials report that the site is safe for a restaurant. FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: On The Bay

    On Thursday, June 28, twenty boats competed in three divisions in Race #5 of Thirsty Thursday racing. The wind was light and Division II and III did not complete the racecourse by 9:30 pm; therefore the finishes that are reported here for those divisions are not official. Division I finishes, which are official: 1. Xcite, #40774, Yalcin Tarhan, 2. Rainmaker, #777, Bill McFaul, and 3. Zero Gravity, #128, Tony Dalia. Division II results (unofficial): 1. Happy Daze II, #216, Tom Egan, 2. Irish Blessing, #466, Ed Gillen, and 3. Nemesis, #87922, Bruce Logan. Division III (unofficial): 1. En Passant, #244, Bob Ebenau, 2. Tootsie, #18, Ton Fink, and 3. Serenity, #152, Jacques Blinbaum. Race results for Thursday, July 5: Division I: 1. Rainmaker, 2. Xcite, and 3. Promise Kept, #260, Sandy Lindenbaum. Division II: 1. Happy Daze II, 2. Anticipation, #52, Ed Veprovsky and 3. Nemesis. Division III: 1. Tootsie, 2. Illbehavior, #USA3, Peter/Todd Illberg, and Sundance, #257, Joel Ziev. Official results from June 21, indicate a change in scoring for Division III only. The results for Division III, June 21: 1. Charlies Boat, #43754, Charlie Cannam, 2. En Passant, #244, Bob Ebenau, and 3. Illbehavior. FULL STORY

  • OPINION: Need to Work on Disenfranchisement of Some in Schools
  • OPINION: Response to 'Progress on Equity in School' Logo
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