Fields of Dreams Coming True
"This is the way government is supposed to work," said State Senator Michael Balboni, as he stood with other government officials, educators and civic leaders at Bar Beach, the North Hempstead Town Park on Hempstead Harbor. He and Assemblyman Tom DiNapoli were announcing that state funds have been appropriated to build new athletic fields at Hempstead Harbor County Park, adjacent to Bar Beach. Assemblyman DiNapoli also announced a proposed agreement between the town and Nassau County regarding the management, operation, maintenance and oversight of Hempstead Harbor County Park by the Town of North Hempstead. The properties are currently separated by fencing and independently managed and staffed. Bar Beach is heavily trafficked while Hempstead Harbor Park is underutilized, partly due to the county's financial problems. These have led to poor maintenance and staffing. As a result of the new arrangement, the county will save approximately $156,000 in annual operational and maintenance expenses.
School Board Accepts Schematic Designs for Buildings
The Port Washington School District took another step forward recently to upgrade its physical facilities. The Spector Group architectural firm gave a detailed presentation of the schematic design for each building at the board of education's meeting on June 28. Some changes in the design were apparent from the initial conceptual plan. And while the school board decided to review and perhaps alter the parking solutions proposed, they voted, nonetheless, to accept the architect's plan. But many community members were highly critical of the board's action to vote to accept the schematic design before hearing from the public. Some, in fact, felt it fell far short in areas such as providing fully accessible buildings for handicapped persons.
The Marshalls Are Coming!
The children of Raymond E. Marshall are scattered across the country today but on Aug. 4 at 6:30 p.m. they will gather at Louie's Shore Restaurant in Port Washington for a reunion.
On The Bay
Spending a summer afternoon on the water is one of life's great pleasures. Add blue skies, soft breezes and a bunch of junior sailors from north and south of the Sound competing in regattas, and you have a parent's delight. Even for a non-relative, watching the fun and skill level of these young people is exciting. Your reporter had a chance to observe several classes of juniors this past week at the Sea Cliff YC on Tuesday, July 10 for the YRA Districts in 420, Laser, and Laser Radial classes, and at the Douglaston Club on Saturday, July 14 for an Optimist Open.
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