Review of Meeting to Provide Information On Reassessment 'Tax Shock'
The coldest night since 1893, with snow blowing, a blustery-cold, icy wind and temperature well below zero, did not have any impact on keeping people from attending the meeting at the Port Washington Public Library Lapham room on Jan. 15 regarding property reassessments. In fact, the meeting room was filled to its full seating capacity of 178 with people standing and sitting on the floor.
Schreiber Students Excel in Intel Science Talent Search ... As Usual
Eight Schreiber High School students have qualified as Intel Semifinalists. This is the 18th consecutive year that students from our community's high school have qualified for the prestigious nationwide student research award. The students' achievement ranks Schreiber High School as number one in Nassau County, and fourth in the U.S.
On The Bay
Mention the theory of Global Warming to frostbiters who have not sailed since the New Year's Regatta and don't have much of a chance of sailing in the near future and you may want to run for cover to avoid physical harm. The Farmer's Almanac said this would be a severe winter, and this year they are on target with their predictions. Sailors forced to stay on land during this artic freeze have a few options to keep them happy. They can attend local boat shows and dream of warmer weather as they converse with the multitude of exhibitors and fellow-attendees about the newest and best boats, equipment on the market. For example, Hobie has come out with a new kind of kayak that is part of their Mirage line, called the Mirage Outback S.U.V. Advertised as "a new way to kayak," this little beauty is perfect for all of us who should be at the gym every morning pumping iron. This boat, about 13 feet long, can be propelled through the water by paddle or by pedal. Put a small sail on it and you have three-ways to get to your destination. Seen at the Atlantic Sail Expo on Saturday, January 17, this boat is sure to be a winner. Upcoming boat shows include the CMTA Hartford Boat Show at the Hartford Civic Center January 29-February 1, www.hartfordboatshow.com; the New York Sportsman Show at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale January 29-February 1 (631-691-7084). Sailors may want to take a look at the new NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) Ultimate Boater's Guide: An Interactive Library of Boating Resources. The UBG provides boat buyers and boating enthusiasts with desktop access to boating manufacturer's products, marinas and boat dealers, products and services, boating news and tips, plus a buyer's directory with over 23,000 listings. Introduced at the New York Boat Show held at the Javits Center in late December/early January, this disc will be available at other boat shows throughout the season. "This UBG contains more information than consumers can find in all of NMMA's 19 boat show directories combined," says Chris Hunter with MultiView, the software services organization that is developing the Ultimate Boater's Guide in cooperation with NMMA. If you don't mind weeding through a lot of ads, and are looking for information on the above-listed products and services, this might be a good resource. For more information call (972) 582-7052 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PYA Announces New Leadership
After a long and successful term as President of Washington Youth Activities (PYA), Jimmy Cosolito has stepped down and Tom McNamara now takes the helm of the 41-year-old youth sports organization.
Issues With School District
Issues With Errors on Handouts to Students