Community Input Sought in Search for School Superintendent
The Port Washington School District has engaged SCOPE, an educational search firm, to assist in seeking a Superintendent of Schools to replace Dr. Albert Inserra, who is expected to leave at the end of this school year.
Senator Balboni Hosts Open House at Port Washington Library
Friday March 1 residents and business people took the opportunity to meet Senator Michael Balboni during an "open house" held at Port Washington Public Library. The idea for the open house came from the success of the satellite office set up by the senator in Manhasset after the tragedy of Sept. 11, to make important information more accessible to the many devastated families. This was the first open house of its kind for the senator and prior to the event he described it as, "an opportunity for me to bring my senate office to Port, and to meet with constituents who need assistance or information."
News from Harbor Links
By Sandra Kubica, PGA Golf Professional And Arnold Palmer Certified Instructor and Keith Miller, General Manager of Harbor Links Golf Course
On The Bay
The sailing season is really getting close now. The days are getting a little longer, the weather is getting somewhat warmer, residents have begun strolling near the waterfront, and boats have been sighted on the Mill Pond and Manhasset Bay. Just last weekend brought two models boats match racing on the pond, and there were nine Optimist prams sailing on Manhasset Bay on Saturday. The Opti group was part of an Advanced Optimist Clinic. Thanks to Peter Himler, of Manhasset, who organized the clinic, nine young Opti sailors had the opportunity to spend time with Erin Maxwell, a four- time All-American women's collegiate sailor from Dartmouth. Erin, who graduated from Dartmouth last spring, and is now working at Lehman Brothers as a Global Prime Broker in New York City, has won the National Junior Women's Double Handed Championships two times, the Club 420 North American Championship twice, and most recently was 14th in the 470 Worlds last September in Slovenia. She plans to train for the 2004 Olympics in Athens. For this clinic, she focused on starting line strategies, and downwind tactics. Never having met the group before, Maxwell was able to immediately establish rapport with these young sailors, and her whiteboard talk captured the attention of even the youngest sailor in the group, who was 10 years old. At the end of her presentation, she had the group suited up and in the Optis, sailing out to Manhasset Bay to practice their starts over and over again. Great wind conditions on Saturday allowed a full day of sailing, but Sunday's high winds, kept them ashore, where they spent the morning with Maxwell learning more about their sport. Next week, she will be back on our bay to coach the group again. Local sailors included Tedd Himler, of Manhasset and Mark du Moulin, of Larchmont, the son of Richard du Moulin, who sailed on our bay as a junior, and the grandson of Ed du Moulin, who sails his Lady Del locally, and who is known for his involvement with the America's Cup. Other participants in the clinic included: Ariel Koehler, Cameron Cullman, Scott Furnari, Philip Forgione, Ed-Jude Glackin, Jay Greenfield, and Austen Anderson.
'Don't Farm Me Out": Supports Sr. Housing Proposal
Dallas 41 Acres Property and the Senior Housing Issue