Port Businesses Critical Of Property Reassessment
The dilemma of the reassessment of commercial properties combined with what some have termed an out-of-control school board is having a devastating effect on commercial interests in Port Washington. As the impact settles in on Port business, there is a commonly shared opinion that the worst is yet to come as the increased costs of rising assessments and continuous increase in school taxes afflict an ever-shrinking commercial property base.
Port Washington Town Dock Is Key Stop on Supervisor Kaiman's Tour
Immediately following the North Hempstead State of the Town address at a luncheon sponsored by the League of Women Voters (LWV) at the George Washington Manor (see Port Washington News February 5, 2004), newly elected Supervisor Jon Kaiman led a tour of key sites in the town. The tour was designed to illustrate Kaiman's three major areas of focus: (1) a constituent response system ("311"), (2) community-based planning, and (3) economic development, specifically the enhancement of our business tax base. "I gave a bit of a tour to show how we are going to implement these new ideas," Kaiman said. One of the special guests at the LWV meeting and on the tour was Baltimore City Mayor Martin O'Malley. Mayor O'Malley, who is in the process of revitalizing that city's waterfront and providing constituent response in what Kaiman described as "record time," is advising the town.
On The Bay
Key West Race Week seems like a distant memory. For three great sailors out of Knickerbocker YC, the memory may well not soon be forgotten, though, as their adventures were rewarded with top prizes. Tom Start, with Greg Mazarin and David Lindenbaum (a student at Schreiber High School) on board Stark's Swan 45, Rush, won first place in their division and first place overall in the highly competitive international Swan 45 fleet. Information gleaned from the KYC newsletter tells the story of how these three won top honors. Seems like the first day of sailing on Monday, January 19 in 72 degree weather and 15 -20 mph winds was a tough one because the RC tried to move the leeward gate without sufficient notice to crew, with subsequent protests taking up much time in protest rooms.
Boys Basketball Works Overtime, Fall Just Short
The boys varsity basketball team closed out its season last Wednesday night with a loss to Massapequa in a non-league game. However, this game was almost an exhibition game due to the results from Monday's game against Mepham which ended Port's hopes for a post season. Monday's game ended in overtime with Port losing by the score of 58-56 and the hope of making the playoffs fading away.
'School Board Continues to Waste Millions'
Apologizes for Not Removing Banner in Timely Fashion