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October 18, 2002

  • News: Library Parking Lot Lurches Toward Completion

    The pride Port residents found with the reopening of the refurbished and enlarged library could be strained as they gaze at the abandoned Baker property which was acquired to provide additional parking and complement the sparkling new facility. The many parties interested in this project have energetically pursued the complex path to begin the construction phase. FULL STORY

  • News: Landmark on Main Street Stretches Out With Children's and Family-Themed Shows

    Last month, we hailed the 'maturing' growth of the concert and theater scheduling at the Landmark on Main Street theater. Classics, B'way cabaret, folk, rock, jazz, theatrical performances and everything in-between are slated for the 2002-03 season, all wrapped in a coordinated, theme-based marketing package. This year, the "new kid" on the concert-block grows up with a little something for every sophisticated ticket-buyer. FULL STORY

  • Sports: On The Bay

    The Mill Pond Model Yacht Club was host to 18 sailors from across the United States who came to Port Washington to compete in the 2002 ODOM Class National Championship Regatta, held at the Mill Pond on Oct. 5 and 6. Competitors, who came from as far away as Seattle, WA, Watsonville, CA, Marblehead, MA, and St. Croix, VI, enjoyed good breezes for at least one of the days of the regatta. On Saturday the wind was from the southwest at about 15-20 knots, but Sunday brought more challenging racing, as the NW wind was light and fluky. The sailors were not disappointed, though, as 18 races were completed over the two days of competition. The ODOM class name comes from the description of the boat - One Design/One Meter. The one meter refers to the hull of the model, which is equal to 39.375 inches. With so many races completed over the two-day period, one competitor figured that the sailors walked approximately 8 miles per day as they navigated their boats around the marks set on the Mill Pond. The final results: 18 boats started the regatta, 11 completed all 18 races. Top finishers: 1. Craig Mackey, Seattle, WA. 2. Greg Danilek, Mill Pond Model YC, 3. Gary Kassl, Mill Pond Model YC, 4. Scott Spacie, Heckscher Park Model YC, and 5. George Huntington, Mill Pond Model YC. Each of the winners received engraved glass trophies. Special thanks are due to David James, the fleet captain of the ODOM Class at the Mill Pond Model YC, who along with Jim Wood, Commodore, and Charlie Blume, the vice commodore, organized the event that was enjoyed by so many sailors, family and friends. FULL STORY

  • Sports: PYA Legends Qualify for Nationals

    In an amazing turnaround, the PYA Legends Baseball Team made a remarkable playoff run to qualify for the Triple Crown National Tournament in St. Augustine, Florida this fall. To win a bid, the team, comprised of local 13-year-old boys, had to compete against select all-star teams from Long Island, New York City, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Winning a bid was made even more improbable by the fact that this team finished in last place in the spring National Juniors Baseball League. "I knew in the spring the boys would have a tough time adjusting from 60' to 90' bases. But I did not expect them to struggle the way they did," Coach Manny Alas said. "But I've been coaching most of these boys since they were 8 years old, And they are a proud, determines group with a lot of character, It was just a matter of time before they turned it around." That moment came over the summer when the boys swept a double header from the Long Island Bulls at the famed Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY. In the first game of that doubleheader, Dan Barnes pitched a no-hitter. Great catches in the late innings by outfields Dan Goldin and Marty Meehan preserved Dan's no-no. the boys came back to Long Island and continued to play great baseball finishing above .500 in the summer league to allow them to compete in the Triple Crown tournament on Long Island. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: Increase Not Equal to Annual Income Increase
  • Opinion: Library Internet Policy: Regrets "I Let It Happen" Logo
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