Port Police Officer Injured in Motorcycle Accident on Port Blvd.
At mid-morning on Saturday, July 21, the traffic on Port Blvd. was stopped and backed up because of a motor vehicle accident. According to police officials, a Port Washington Police Department police officer on motorcycle, Alan Paxton, who was assigned to be a funeral escort for the son of a former police officer, was hit by a 33-year-old woman from Manhasset.
Baxter Estates Mayor Calls Parking Near Library "Lawless"
As a prelude to the reopening of the Port Washington Public Library, Baxter Estates residents are concerned over parking on local streets near the library. About two dozen residents of Locust Avenue, North Washington St. and Tianderah Drive - all roads within walking distance of the library - packed the Baxter Estates village office to air those concerns at July 10 meeting of the board of trustees.
On The Bay
On Sunday, July 8, there was no bay racing. Instead, the Knickerbocker YC held their annual Knickerbocker Day Race. Both the one-design fleet and the big boats competed. The Sonars and the MBOs completed three races. Congratulations to Mike McAllister and his crew on Gumby (Sonar) and to Grace Allen and her crew on Miss B Haven (MBO) for their three first place finishes. First the Sonars: Results of the Race #1: 1. Gumby, #515, Mike McAllister, 2. #436, James Macedenio, and 3. Delight, #396, Bob Kirtland. Race #2 results: 1. Gumby, 2. Sounder, #652, Rick Jordan and Jeff Shane, and 3. Delight. Results for Race #3: 1. Gumby, 2. Delight, and 3. Sounder. For the MBO fleet, Race #1: 1. Miss B Haven, #9, Grace Allen, 2. Blackjack, #25, Adrian Alley and George Graf, and 3. Escapade, #5, Ned Baker and Dick Moore. Race #2: 1. Miss B Haven, 2. Escapade, and 3. Catch 22, #22, Bob Adams and Curt Champlin. Race #3 results: 1. Miss B Haven, 2. Escapade, and 3. Olin Express, #3, Jack Antinori and Bob Prokop. Readers may recall that the Olin Express, the oldest continually sailed Olin Stephens-designed boat, was recently launched after seven years of renovations. It's good to have her back in the waters of Manhasset Bay.
PAL Summer BB News
In a game shortened by lightening, Port Washington's PAL traveling team lost to Levittown West 4-1 in four innings in the Age 10 Baseball Tournament played in Glen Cove.
Response to a Michael A. Miller's Viewpoint
On Racial Inequality in Port