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July 26, 2002

  • News: Property Reassessments to Be Mailed To Port Residents (Tentatively) on Aug. 29

    Under the new county property assessment plan, residents will likely be seeing either an increase or decrease in the county portion of their tax bill, which amounts to about 20 percent of a total tax bill. For Port taxpayers, they predict an average increase of 17.03 percent, the second highest increase in the county. Sea Cliff is facing a 30 percent increase, Manhasset is third on the list with 16.81 percent. Other areas looking at double digit increases include Great Neck (11.03) and Garden City (11.53). On the other hand, Towns like Amityville, Freeport, Hempstead and Roosevelt will be enjoying double digit decreases. FULL STORY

  • News: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Inserra Retires

    The quote on the invitation to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Inserra's retirement party was written by Sir John Lubbock. It read, "If we succeed in giving the love of learning, learning itself is sure to follow." For those who have come to know Dr. Inserra over the past seven years during his tenure as superintendent of the Port Washington School District, they know that the quote aptly applies to this dedicated and caring educator. FULL STORY

  • Sports: On The Bay

    Matt Himler, 15, from Manhasset Bay YC has won the 2002 Commodore Law Trophy sailing a Laser Radial at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT on July 1-2. This prestigious award is given to the winner of the Commodore Law Trophy Regatta, which is the JSA Finals for the Bemis and Smythe National Championships. The regatta was open to any JSA member sailing a Club 420, a Laser, or a Laser Radial who met at least one of the following criteria: 1. Finished in the top 30 percent of their division of the Eastern Districts, Western Districts, Larchmont Junior Race Week or 420, Laser, Laser Radial Race Week in 2001; 2. Sailed in the 2001 Area B semi-finals of the Sears, Bemis or Smythe; and 3. Was invited to sail in the 2001 US Sailing Junior Olympic National Sailing championship. FULL STORY

  • Sports: Port Legends Reach Final Four

    Every year PYA chooses the best 11 and 12-year-old baseball talent from the Little League teams and starts to climb the ladder to reach the Little League World Series held in Williamsport, PA. In order to achieve that goal each team must proceed through their local district, then to the sectionals by playing other district winners. If successful, continuing to the state, then the mid-Atlantic region and if fortunate, to the World Series tournament. It is quite a rigorous climb and very few teams get a chance to go that far. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: Issues With Physics Regents
  • Opinion: Re: Senior Housing on 41 Acres and Weitzner's Letter Logo
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