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August 24, 2001

  • NEWS: Tax Levy to Be 13 Percent

    At its August 14 meeting, the Board of Education unanimously voted for the 2001-2002 tax levy, which was estimated to be 13.15 percent. The percentage is an estimate at this point, it was explained, because the amount of State aid is not yet known. Though the 13.15 percent tax levy falls very slightly above the range stated in the District's budget brochure (9-13 percent), it will still be a burden to many, a fact acknowledged by the school board and administrators alike. In fact, 71% of the entire tax levy falls on the shoulders of homeowners, according to a District spokesperson. FULL STORY

  • NEWS: What's Happened With West Nile Virus This Year on the North Shore?

    Perusing last year's summer issues of the local papers, one finds several stories about the West Nile virus threat. The summer of 2001, however, makes it appear as if it barely exists, except perhaps in New Jersey, Staten Island and Fire Island, where reports of the virus exist and mosquito spraying is reported. FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: Top International Match Racing Skippers to Compete on Manhasset Bay

    The 20th International Knickerbocker Cup, hosted by the Knickerbocker Cup Foundation will take place on August 29 - September 3, on Manhasset Bay at the Knickerbocker Yacht Club. As a stop on the World Match Racing Association professional tour, The Knickerbocker Cup is one of two ISAF Grade 1 match racing events in the United States, and the only one taking place in the Eastern U.S. in 2001. FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: On The Bay

    Duke Dayton, Past Commodore of the Port Washington YC, and who is writing a book on the club's history for their 100th Anniversary Celebration in 2005, knows what he is talking about. Duke, who now lives out east with his wife, Marion, was asked to speak to the Junior Sailors at PWYC on Friday, Aug. 17th at the Juniors' Awards Ceremony and started his short speech in front of a capacity crowd of youngsters by saying "You are the future of sailing." He couldn't be more correct. Especially thrilling was how Duke captured the attention of his young audience as he spoke about the history of sailing and what this sport has meant to him. Anyone who has taken the podium in front of children know that their reaction will be swift and to the point - they will wiggle, talk to each other or leave. That did not happen at the PWYC. One child, about 7 years old, who so taken with what Duke had to say, approached Duke later in the evening and asked very good questions about sailing, and confided, "I want to be Commodore of this club one day." Children like this child are truly the future of sailing. FULL STORY

  • OPINION: Hopes for Contract Before School Begins
  • OPINION: Objects to Issues Raised by Teachers Re: Contract Logo
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