Mill Pond Acres Draws Closer to Final Approval
The developers of Mill Pond Acres advanced a comprehensive and technical presentation at a meeting of Port Washington North's Planning Board, in the hope of gaining preliminary approval of the project. The first half of the meeting, held July 2 at the Landmark on Main St., was rife with tedious technical presentations by the professional support staff of the builder and Port North's technical staff. The latter half consisted of a question and answer session by the public and planning board members. The major technical criticism was voiced strongly by the Chief of the Port Fire Department who criticized the builder for stating the fire department agreed with the fire safety aspects of the proposal.
Real Estate in Port Washington
According to a report by the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) the median sales price of homes in Nassau has increased by more than 35 percent in the two years up to April 2002. In addition, NYSAR reports that the number of sales of existing single-family homes has increased by nearly 40 percent during the same period. This will come as no surprise to anyone who has watched house prices in Port Washington escalate sharply and seen the large number of new developments springing up all over town.
Dragons Crowned Champions
The Port Washington Dragons are the champions of the prestigious 12-year-old Division of the Queens Junior Baseball Association, the first team in many years to accomplish this achievement in their inaugural season. Port defeated a tough and classy team from Whitestone, Queens in the Championship Series, two games to one. During the weeklong series the Dragons played three games of pulse-pounding baseball in fields throughout Queens.
On The Bay
Duke Dayton, the Past Commodore of Port Washington YC and his wife, Marion, drove from their home in the east end of Long Island to attend the Junior Yacht Club's commissioning ceremony on Sunday June 30 for a very special reason. The Daytons, who have always been big supporters of the junior sailing program and firmly believe that young sailors are "the future of the club - and of sailing," took the opportunity this year to donate a beautiful new gaff-rigged flagpole to the Junior Yacht Club, which is located north of the clubhouse on land purchased from the old Sigsbees boat yard. It was actually Marion's idea for the flagpole and she found the perfect one out on eastern Long Island and was able to negotiate delivery by Commissioning. Those who are close to the Daytons know how strongly they feel about sailing traditions, so donating the flagpole was just another reminder to the sailing community that it is our young sailors who will carry forth to the next generation all the wonderful traditions that surround those of us who love the sea, and all that sailing represents. The Flag Officers for the PWJYC are: Caitlin Abruzzo, Commodore, who was absent from the ceremony as she was representing her school at the National Leadership Forum in Washington, DC, a commitment she had made many months previously, Erin Mulderig, Vice Commodore, Morgan Cotter, Rear Commodore, Paige Wassmer, Treasurer, Susan Cosgrove, Secretary, and Patrick Shea, Membership Secretary.
Issues With Planning Board Re: 41 Acres