Strong Movement to Rename Salem School After Local War Hero
The first board of education meeting of the new school year focused almost entirely on the debate over whether Salem Elementary School should be renamed, and if so, what it should be called.
Police Department Budget for 2005 Up by Almost Six Percent
The Port Washington Police Commissioners unanimously approved a 2005 budget for the District of $13,288,134. This is $735,546 higher than the 2004 budget, representing a 5.86 percent increase. This increment is significantly lower than the 24 percent increase from 2003 to 2004. The comparison figures follow.
USPS Basic Boating Course
The United States Power Squadrons' Basic Boating Course will be given at the Schreiber High School, Room 140, 101 Campus Drive, Port Washington, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. for eight weeks. The course covers boating fundamentals for all boaters from the operator of a small outboard to the skipper of a family cruiser or sailboat. It includes boat handling, equipment requirements, navigation rules, aids to navigation, chart and compass fundamentals, basic piloting and plotting techniques, and the use of GPS. Personal Water Craft certification is also offered.
On The Bay
Many in the sailing world are familiar with Ginger Marshall Martus, who grew up in Port Washington and writes a newsletter called Bone Yard Boats. This terrific publication seeks to find new owners for boats that are abandoned and various degrees of deterioration, but if renovated, can provide years of wonderful service to its owner. It takes dogged determination to find these boats, and Martus travels all over in search of them. She didn't have to travel too far recently to find a boat needing adoption - she found it right in our area. Martus comes frequently from her home in NJ to spend time with her friends on the Island, and it was during one of these visits that she encountered a 1940's 38 ft. Wheeler, an original model that is a complete mess over at the Manhasset Bay Shipyard. Martus went aboard on September 9, and she found a wood wheel and instrument panel in poor condition, with a main salon with an very unusual mahogany built-in radio, mahogany cabinets in the salon, a dinette and galley and two V bunks forward, and a master cabin aft with access to the aft deck. She has a single 671 Diesel that works. This boat is free to anyone who could lovingly restore her to her original beauty. If interested, call George Martin, manager of the Manhasset Bay Shipyard (767-7447) or Martus (609-859-2370). The Manhasset Bay Shipyard is at 451 Main Street, between the Manhasset Bay YC and the Knickerbocker YC.
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