An Update on Nassau County from Leislator Craig Johnson
The Port News talked with our County Legislator Craig Johnson this week for an update on issues facing Nassau County.
Sands Point PD Chief Retires
Sands Point Chief of Police John M. Montalto announced his retirement effective July 11 after 34 years of service to the residents of Sands Point. During his tenure as chief, the crime statistics in Sands Point have been some of the lowest in Nassau County. Montalto credits the diligent work of the members of the Sands Point Police Department for that achievement. Montalto was succeeded by Lieutenant Owen V. Kirby who was appointed by Sands Point Mayor Leonard Wurzel.
On The Bay
The Vineyard Race is a classic American yachting event hosted by the Stamford YC. It is a qualifier for NORT, De Coursey Fales, Irving Pratt, Windigo, Kings Point and Allegra Knapp Mertz Memorial Trophies. The race covers a 239-mile course stretching from Shippan Point, through Plum Gut, past Block Island, and on to the light tower at the entrance to Buzzard's Bay. The return trip takes competitors past Block Island on starboard en route to the finish in Stamford Harbor. The Vineyard Race, begun in 1932, has attracted the finest sailors and fastest boats for nearly 70 years. Two such successful sailors, one from our bay and one who grew up here, Steve Moore and Rich du Moulin, have been asked by Stamford YC to give a talk about their Vineyard Race experiences as a preliminary to the actual event. These two expert sailors, along with additional crew, will then join a stellar group of experienced sailors over Labor Day weekend on the starting line off the Stamford, CT shore.
Dragons Travel Upstate
The Port Washington Dragons capped off an incredible year of baseball with a fun-filled trip to the Cooperstown Baseball World Tournament from July 20 to July 26. The team enjoyed living in the dormitory suites of the State University of New York at Oneonta, eating in its cafeteria and playing on its manicured baseball fields against top 12-year-old teams from around the country. Thirty teams attended the Cooperstown tournament. The Dragons finished 8th in their division.
Settle Teachers Contract Before School Starts
Issues With Letters Opposed to Senior Housing Proposal