BOE Adopts Proposed Budget of $99,833,944
Keenly aware of the tax mood in the community, the members of the board of education performed the painful task of cutting further into the 2004-05 school budget. The figure finally adopted by school board members at the meeting held April 20 is $99,833,944, up $7,865,969 from last year's budget of $91,967,975, or 8.55 percent. However, included in the adopted budget are $544,323 for the library debt (for which the district is reimbursed by the library), and $2,752,285 in construction bond debt, for the first time since the construction bond was approved by voters in March 2001.
Port Washington 14th Annual Harborfest Schedule of Events
What: 14th Annual Harborfest Dock Day and Craft Festival presented by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce.
Port Washington Varsity Softball Visits Fordham University
On April 3, the Schreiber High School Girls Varsity Softball team was given the opportunity to visit Fordham University in the Bronx. Coaches Erin Fealy and Jeanne Carroll are alumnae of the school and former softball team members. The coaches brought their team to watch the Division I, Atlantic 10 college team play in a doubleheader against St. Bonaventure, in which Fordham won one of the two games.
On The Bay
The weather just would not cooperate for the last day of frostbiting. What was planned as the annual Long Distance Race had to be cancelled because of high winds that were 15-17 knots with gusts clocked at over 20. The Race Committee had set up a course starting at the MBYC dock, out to "Z", to Plum Point, over to Can 6 off KYC dock, then to a mark near the Town Dock, with a finish back at MBYC. Skippers and crew had rigged their boats and were in the water waiting for the starting sequence when a gust of wind caught two of the fleet's more skilled sailors (read: those who win a lot of races) as they were in the middle of a tack, and within a few minutes of each other, went swimming in Manhasset Bay. The RC crash boats were immediately at their side offering assistance. Race Committee cancelled the Long Distance Race and the remaining crash boats escorted the still-upright dinghies back to shore. All skippers and crews were accounted for, though some were somewhat soggy. It is interesting to note that two of the four boats that managed to avoid capsizing had the youngest crew members on board: Cathryn and Johanna Silbersack. Congratulations to those who did not capsize: Bob Kirtland/Mark Cornachio, John Silbersack/Cathryn Silbersack, Jonathan Siener/Johanna Silbersack, Ted Toombs/Matt Cornachio. After the rather exciting, but short attempt at having a race, all teams and RC enjoyed a delicious picnic at the MBJYC. The Frostbite Annual Awards Dinner will take place at MBYC on Friday, May 14.
Teachers Respond to Criticism and Support Budget
No More Business as Usual