Hometown Girl Charged With Third Degree Grand Larceny
Many Port residents were shocked last week when they learned that a lifelong member of one of Port's multi-generational families, Angela Prudente, was arrested and charged with stealing more than $45,000 from the Port Washington Paraprofessional Association. She had been working in the social studies department at Schreiber High School before resigning from her post last August. The alleged crime took place between April 22, 2001 and June 22, 2004 and was discovered over the summer when the union conducted an audit and discovered a shortfall.
Port 2004 in Headlines- April Through June
North Hempstead Honors the 2004 Women's Roll of Honor-Port Woman Sr. Kathy Somerville, director of the Social Ministry Outreach Program/Stop & Shop Supermarket Opens with Much Fanfare/Weber MS Science Olympiad Team Takes First Place in County!/Port Washington Library Awards Bid for Parking Lot Construction/Dolphin Bookshop Participates in Program for Homeless Girls on LI/Former School Employee Found Guilty in Rape, Sodomy of 15 Year-Old Boy/The Inn of Port Washington Undergoes Major Transition/Library Board Incumbent (Julie Geller) Runs Unopposed/New School Budget May Exceed $100M/School Budget Down $3.1 Mil. From Original Proposal/ 103 Outstanding Students Inducted Into HS's National Honor Society/Consumers Warned on Identity Theft/Elks Lodge Presents Awards-First Female President of GN/Port Washington Elected/Rich Literary Heritage of Immigrant Writing Celebrated by PWPL/Holocaust Day at Port Jewish Center/Red Stocking: Something Fun for a Good Cause for 25 Years/What's the Future of School Buildings' Roofs Following Bond Defeat?/Schools Embroiled in Dispute With County Over $800K Tax Revenue Shortfall/Great Majority of Third and Fourth Graders Opt for Enrichment Workshops/Dr. Irwin Kellner Talks About the State of the Economy/Interfaith Effort on Housing/The First Gambol/The Eyes of War: US Army Photographers in Viet Nam (at Cow Neck Historical Society)/Schreiber Math Research Students Succeed at Math Marathon/Sheraton and Traub to Speak at Friends Book & Author Luncheon/Library Budget Defeated-Is the Tax Revolt Underway?/Boy Scout Troop Celebrates Anniversary/Port Photo & More Goes Back in Time With Camera Collection/Why I Relay for Life: Valerie Jean Evans/League of Women Voters Sponsors School Board Candidates Night-Six Candidates to Run for Two Board Positions/Family Health Fair a Success!/Captain Michael Corbisiero Home From One Year Tour in Baghdad-Family Thanks Community for Support/BOE Adopts Budget of $99,833,944/Miss New York State Visits Schreiber/No Tax Increase in Flower Hill/Brittany Baron's Artwork Display
On The Bay
The US SAILING Executive Committee recently approved a new trophy for excellence in race administration. The Harman Hawkins Trophy will be awarded yearly (the first award will be presented at the 2005 Spring Meeting in Newport, RI) to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing in the field of Race Administration (Judging, Race Management, Appeals and Racing Rules). Selection of the recipient will be made by the Race Administration Committee from nominees sought by the Judges, Race Management, Appeals and Racing Rules committees. Harman Hawkins (1919-2002) was a past president of the United States Yacht Racing Union (now United States Sailing Association), a commodore of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, a president of the YRA of Long Island Sound, and a commodore of the Storm Trysail Club. His extraordinary involvement in sailing and his numerous chairmanships of the Appeals, Judges and Legal Committees brought him many honors and awards including the Nathanael H. Herreshoff Trophy, US SAILING's highest award. It is most fitting that this award be named after Harman, a man that gave back so much to the sport he loved. The Judges, Race Management, Appeals and Racing Rules committees are seeking nominations from US SAILING members for the award. To nominate a candidate for this award, please go to www.ussailing.org
Training Turns Into Triumph
For one sophomore student, basketball was his number one sport. He knew he had to come out strong this winter to make the team. Therefore, back in the fall he decided to go out for the cross country track team. He figured he'd be running every day and training with serious, good athletes under the direction of a coach. What he didn't figure on was loving the sport, doing extremely well and making it to the State level of competition. Jeremy Klaff, coach of the track team, said, "Richard Schmitz, came out of nowhere. He didn't run as a freshman and then comes out for the team for the first time as a sophomore. He was the new kid on the team. In his first year of competition he has established a reputation as one of the best runners in Nassau County."
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