Building at Nearby Oasis Discussed at Baxter Estates
With the proposed construction of 327 senior housing units located in Port North on one of the large tracts of vacant land on the Cow Neck, Baxter Estates residents and some village officials voiced concern about congestion, traffic, and environmental issues at a recent village meeting.
A Superstar Returns to Port
This year's Pride in Port celebrated Perry Como's life and the quarter of a century he spent in Port Washington. For one week in October, the PIP committee renamed Main Street Perry Como Way as a tribute to this worldwide singing legend. Now a group of this much admired ballad singer's fans and former neighbors are planning a memorial exhibition in his honor at the Port Washington Public Library in the spring of 2002. Como passed away earlier this year just before his 89th birthday.
Port Stuns Massapequa, 59-57, in Overtime
Port wins a stunner over Massapequa, as Andrew Levy became the local hero of the moment for the varsity basketball squad last Tuesday evening. He hit the winning basket in overtime to lead Port over Massapequa in a tenuous contest that witnessed a series of ups and downs that didn't always look as if it would go in Port's favor. Pat Mulqueen led the Vikings with 21 points (including seven from the free throw line and two threes) behind a multi-faceted offensive attack. The Vikings maintained a swarming defense throughout the game despite some ineffective match-ups at times.
On The Bay
On the weekend of December 1-2, the Duxbury Bay Maritime School and the Duxbury YC held this year's Interclub Dinghy National Championships. Hosted by the Scituate Frostbite Association, competitors included over a dozen past and current collegiate All-Americans, National and World Champions and Olympic Medalists. On Saturday, December 1st, in 70-degree weather, and with a great southwesterly wind ranging between 12 to 20 knots, RC ran six windward -leeward races. Olympic Silver Medalist and past IC National Champion Steve Benjamin, with crew Adam Walsh, came out on top by the end of the day's racing.
How to Improve Communication Between School Board and Community Members
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