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July 9, 2004

  • News: Update on Thypin Steel Property on Manhasset Isle

    It has been more than a year since the Port News last reported about the housing development planned for the tip of Manhasset Isle usually referred to as the "Thypin Steel" property. The Port News is therefore providing the latest facts here, as we know them, in the long-running saga of the development of this property. Plans currently call for the construction of a gated community comprising 96 units of residential "cluster" housing on the approximately 11-acre waterfront site. FULL STORY

  • News: Tax Districts Meet With Port Taxpayers

    On Monday, June 21, representatives of a dozen Port taxing authorities met with approximately 150-200 residents of Port in the United Methodist Church to discuss the impact their taxes have on the Port peninsula. The agencies attending included single purpose districts, the Town of North Hempstead and the incorporated villages. Speakers, whose single question often received answers from as many as a half-dozen representatives, experienced difficulties similar to those faced throughout the year in dealing with so many taxing authorities. Responses to questions generally included appreciation for the community input and assertions that all agencies are constantly looking for ways to improve. FULL STORY

  • Sports: On The Bay

    It has been said that anyone completing the 635-mile classic known as the Newport-Bermuda Race are winners. If so, we have lots of winners from our area, whether or not they scored high on the leader board. Just sailing to Bermuda is quite a feat, but to add the dimension of racing, which entails a sharp navigator, plus good team work, some help from the wind gods, make this race live up to its reputation as one of the most interesting and challenging ocean courses anywhere. Depending on weather conditions the race can be won by big boats, small boats or boats in the middle of the fleet. This year's race was no different as the wind ranged from zero to gusts of over 40 knots. This year's competitors from our area includes those who still live in the Port -Manhasset area or who grew up here and sailed in local junior programs. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: Applauds HKNC Performance at Landmark
  • Opinion: The Port Washington School System: A Declaration of Independence?

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