Findings of Final Environmental Impact Statement for 41 Acres Senior Housing Proposal Accepted
At a public meeting held Feb. 28 at the Jeanne Rimsky Theatre, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Washington North voted unanimously 5-0 to accept the findings of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). These findings state that the project will not have a significant negative impact on the environment and indicate what measures need to be taken to mitigate any negative impacts the project creates. This action completes the environmental (SEQRA) review process for the proposal, which had been modified by Sandy Hollow Associates, the developer for the project. (These changes are outlined in a page one article in our Feb. 21 issue.) The next step is for the members of the board of trustees to vote on the rezoning of the 40.9 acres, from Economic Development A to a new Senior Housing District. This vote could take place at the monthly Board of Trustees scheduled for Monday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.at, for this month only, Sousa Elementary School.
The New Face of Louie's
Since its inception, almost 100 years ago, Louie's Shore restaurant has been owned and managed by the Zwerlein family. But times have changed and recently the fourth generation owner Jay Zwerlein reluctantly agreed to sell the family business. The news created a buzz around town and a plethora of rumors have flourished concerning the future of this historical landmark. The main question on people's lips has been "Will Louie's remain a restaurant and if so will it still be called Louie's?" The answer to both these questions, according to the current owner, Mr. Zwerlein and the incoming owners, is a very emphatic yes.
Boat Smart Course Offered
The Little Neck Bay Sail and Power Squadron is offering a Boating Course (Boat Smart) Tuesday evenings beginning March 12 at 8 p.m. at the Sousa School in Port Washington. The five-session course covers boat handling, anchoring, marlinspike, seamanship, federal and state regulations, trailing, aids to navigation, navigation rules and much more. There is no charge for instruction. The only fee is for course material and school registration which is $40.
On The Bay
Port Washington is a town that is rich in sailing history. The first Star boat was sailed in Manhasset Bay; America's Cup sailors and designers learned to love the water and hone their skills here; and we have three significant regattas each year - The Leukemia Cup, The Knickerbocker Cup and The Fall Series. What many don't realize is that we are continuing this tradition with our juniors of today. Two young people who are distinguishing themselves with their sailing skills are Matt Himler and Laura Browning. Matt, who lives in Manhasset, has just won the prestigious Clinton M. Bell Trophy, given for achieving the highest percentage of racing perfection in the 420, Laser or Radial Laser Class. The Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound presented the trophy to Matt (in absentia as he was away at school) during their Perennial Awards ceremonies held on Feb. 9 at the Beach Point YC in Mamaroneck, New York. Matt, who sails for Manhasset Bay YC, had a very good sailing season during 2001. He won the Commodore's Cup (the most outstanding sailor in the Manhasset Bay Junior YC), which he also won the year before. And he won the Commodore Charles F. Chapman Trophy, which is awarded annually to the member of the MBJYC with the most distinguished achievement in events outside J. S. A. competition. He has won this trophy in the two previous years - 1999 and 2000. Matt is certainly building an extensive sailing resume.
Supports Renaming Salem School in Honor of Doug Jacobson
Sussman Should be Going, Not Drs. Barish and Inserra