Suozzi Takes the Helm of Nassau County
On New Year's Day, 2002, Thomas R. Suozzi followed his eight years as Mayor of Glen Cove by beginning his new role as the first Democratic Nassau County Executive in 30 years. This administration also marks the first time in history that Nassau County has both a Democrat as county executive and a Democratic majority in the legislature.
Democrats Celebrate North Hempstead Inaugurations
An overflow crowd met at the Town Hall of North Hempstead on New Year's Day for the inauguration of Supervisor May Newburger, Councilmen Fred Pollack and Wayne Wink and Town Clerk Michelle Schimel.
On The Bay
The First Annual Regatta of the Frostbite YC took place in 1932 at the Knickerbocker YC and as described by William Taylor, the yachting correspondent for the New York Herald, the day had everything a good Frostbite regatta ought to have: it rained, it hailed and it snowed. He continued, "the idea of Frostbite Regatta, of course, is to prove that some people are crazier than others and those who are craziest sail races in 11-foot open boats in the middle of snowstorms - and enjoy it." This years Annual Frostbite Regatta, the 71st, was held on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Scheduled as a two-day event this year, the first day, Sunday, Dec. 30 was cancelled due to extremely high wind conditions. Tuesday, Jan. 1 was a beautiful day on the water, with the sun high in a cloudless sky. With air temperatures hovering around 25 degrees, and the water registering at 32 degrees, the wind was from the NW at 10 knots, with higher winds toward mid afternoon. For those who are warm weather sailors, these conditions appear to satisfy the "frostbite" tradition, but there was no rain, hail or snow to replicate the first regatta so long ago. It was actually a terrific day for the 15 teams of racers who competed in six races throughout the afternoon.
Port Downs Calhoun 73-62
The Vikings kept rolling this past Saturday afternoon as they glided to an easy victory over the Calhoun Colts 73-62. The Viking regulars put out their usual strong performances, but the "clear-cut" difference in this team's success over last year's team is the cohesive manner in which they battle. This team passes and plays defense with such great intensity that you'd think that the game was hanging in the balance at every turn. The truth is that this game was never really in doubt after the first period ended, but the Vikings never let up or gave the Colts an opportunity to score an upset. The Vikings jumped on the boards and converted passes early and often in order to negate second chance opportunities for the Colts.
Claims Adverse Effect on Water if Rezoning for Sr. Housing Is Approved
Mayor Wurzel Supports Rezoning of 41 Acres for Senior Housing