DWI Driver Who Killed Two Young Port Men Is Indicted
According to a release from Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon's office, a New York City Police Sergeant has been indicted on charges of manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter in connection with the death of two Port Washington men in an automobile accident in Uniondale last May.
Environmental Legacy Fund Committee Makes First Round Recommendations
In last year's November election, North Hempstead voters overwhelmingly approved a $15 million environmental bond by a margin of more than 2 to 1. The bond is intended to provide funding for open space acquisitions, for restoration and protection of environmentally sensitive areas, and for improvement and environmental opportunities by taking advantage of state and federal matching funds which are available for environmental and open space protection. Town of North Hempstead Supervisor May Newburger, who initiated the idea for the environmental referendum, has commented that the fund is the first of its kind for residents of North Hempstead and the first approved bond of this magnitude in the county.
Clinic and Cocktails Singles Event at Harbor Links
Clinic and Cocktails II will begin on Aug. 30 for four consecutive Thursday evenings from 7 - 9 p.m. There will be a one-hour clinic followed by a social hour under the tent. Hor d'oerves and beer and soda will be served. This is a great way to meet other golfers at different levels and socialize in a friendly, nonthreatening environment.
On The Bay
The 69th Annual Manhasset Bay Race Week was held last Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 9-12. A total of 83 boats registered. In the past, MBYC Race Week was a three-day event for one design and PHRF racing, but an additional day was added on Thursday for the Women's Racing Clinic (WRC), a group who have been racing all summer, and the Thirsty Thursday group. The rest of Race Week- Friday, Saturday and Sunday - was for one-design sailors and the juniors. Unfortunately the weather was not completely cooperative for skippers and crew, as Friday brought severe thunderstorms and torrential rainfall, and the rain and overcast skies continued into Saturday. Sunday's racing had to be cancelled for lack of wind. Even with the less-than-ideal weather, there was a lot of racing. The Sonar Fleet, racing for the Sonar Long Island Sound Championships sailed in the outer Bay with a separate race committee headed by John Barry. Gene Bowler and his RC were stationed in the inner bay for rest of the competitors. This year's Race Week attracted 83 boats, of which 28 were juniors. This is especially good to see, and is a complement to the junior instructors who encouraged the juniors to take advantage of the three-day event. Your reporter was on RC in the inner bay and was delighted to observe the young sailors show such skill, enthusiasm and sportsmanship. At one point, when a skipper was bailing his boat, several boats offered assistance. Another skipper, crossing the finish line in the back of the pack, asked about his friend's finish place. And every one of competitors, when crossing the line, thanked the RC. Very Impressive!
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