Six Candidates Answer Questions Posed by the Port News
As we do every year, we asked the school board candidates to answer some questions we've gleaned from our interactions with the community. This year we posed 11 questions. Unfortunately, in some cases, we are unable to confirm or deny the legitimacy of certain claims.
Six Vie for Two School Board Seats
This year the school board has two positions available. One is that of Board President Laura Mogul, who opted not to seek re-election. The other available seat is that of Nancy Cowles, who is seeking re-election. Four newcomers have thrown their hats into the ring; they are Candace Bowser, Brian Calenda, Jean Marie Posner and Eric Zausner. In addition, former board member and School Board President (2000 and 2001) Richard Sussman will seek election to the trustee position.
On The Bay
Spring is here and the activity at boatyards is at its peak. Sound of scraping, sanding, as well as sailors gathering to give and receive advise on preparing their boats for another sailing season, can be heard around the bay. Some boats have already made it to their moorings, but the many masts seen in local boatyards indicate that many sailors have to wait a bit more to take that first wonderful sail on Manhasset Bay. A few boats are launched and were out on our bay for weekend racing and over at American YC for their Spring Series.
Great Start for Boys Track
The Schreiber High School Boys Track Team competed in its second Division meet at Massapequa High School after two meets had to be cancelled. Four teams competed and Port placed second, holding on to beat Syosset and Plainview. Syosset was the third best team in the county last year, so this proves to be a big win for Port. The top performers of the day were: Sam Rappaport who won the high jump, Matt Wolf won the 110 high hurdles, Andrew Cuthill scored in the long and triple jumps, Adam Davis scored in the mile (4:48 - a personal best), 800-meter and 3200-meter. Pasquale Petruziello scored in both hurdling events. The win was secured when Joe Riley passed a Plainview runner in the final stretch of the last relay, the 4 x 800.
Brittany's Exhibit - A Note of Thanks
'The Bottom Line'