School Budget Increase 5.64 Percent to $85.4 Million
The board of education adopted a budget of $85,418,510 for the 2002-2003 school year. This is approximately $4.5 million over last year's budget of $80,859,334 or 5.64 percent. However, the new budget is carrying 7/10 of one percent of the debt for the library construction, which will not impact the tax rate. Therefore the actual increase in operating expenses for the schools is 4.9 percent.
Red Stocking Revue 2002 Salutes Our 'Everyday Heroes'
The Red Stocking Revue is now a respected institution in Port Washington, with the four-day extravaganza, presented by the Port Washington / Manhasset Chapter of Cancer Care, currently in its 23rd year. Even with expectations raised high by previous years' performances, this year's show succeeded in thrilling the audience with stunning costumes, spectacular scenery and a superb cast. The show, while appearing effortless in its presentation, is in fact the result of hours of dedicated, hard work by more than 200 volunteers who, incredibly, had only 19 days for rehearsals. The show, which this year drew an impressive audience of more than 1,600 people, is the biggest fundraiser for Cancer Care, who provide a variety of very important services to cancer sufferers including counseling and financial assistance.
On The Bay
The sailing season is just around the corner. The Mill Pond Model YC members have been out on the pond for the last three or four weekends and are having a terrific time. The Thirsty Thursday group will race on Manhasset Bay starting on Thursday, May 23rd. And Bay Racing will be in full swing in a few weeks. The Sonars had limited racing this past weekend, May 11-12, and plan to be out racing in greater numbers for their Tune-up Series. And these avid Sonar racers will be treated to an all day sailing clinic, led by Brian Hayes of North Sails on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm at the Manhasset Bay YC. The clinic is for Sonar skippers and crew and will include on the water and dockside tuning, with an afternoon video presentation. The Ideal 18s, which are increasing each year on the bay, are ready to go, and the KODs (Knickerbockers One Designs) and the MBODs (Manhasset Bay One Designs) will soon join the other classes to round out the starting line on upcoming weekends.
The Vipers (boys U12) defeated the Freeport Arsenal team in a thrilling 3-2 game. The Vipers opened the scoring in the first half on a well-struck goal by Brent Gillespie. After Freeport tied the score, the Vipers were awarded a penalty kick which was blasted in by Ignacio Del Valle for a 2-1 halftime lead. Freeport converted a penalty kick awarded midway through the second half to tie the score. .This set the stage for the game winner scored by Harry Roberts who battled through several Freeport defenders before scoring the goal with five minutes to go in the game. The victorious Vipers were also led by Victor Martinez's tenacious defense and the solid goalkeeping of Nick Balterman.
Pedestrian Safety at Herbert and Main
Cats and Kittens Must Learn to Bark in North Hempstead