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February 11, 2005

  • News: Horace Hagedorn, Miracle-Gro Founder and Philanthropist, Dies at 89

    Horace Hagedorn died in his sleep on January 31 at age 89, but his legacy will continue to enrich our lives for generations to come. FULL STORY

  • News: Port's Shared Vision Project Launched

    Even though the Weber auditorium was filled with people attending the Town of North Hempstead's launch of the Port Washington Shared Vision project on Jan. 26, it represented just a good start to Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman. The supervisor repeatedly said throughout the meeting that he wants as much community participation in this major undertaking as possible, from both individuals and established local organizations. FULL STORY

  • Sports: On The Bay

    After 27,354 miles with an average speed of 15.9 knots, Ellen MacArthur has broken the non-stop single-handed round the world record. She sailed her 75-foot trimaran B&Q across the finish line at Ushant on Monday, February 7th after 71 days, 14 hours and 33 seconds, just one day and eight hours off the record set last year by Francis Joyon. Said MacArthur. "I cannot believe it, I absolutely cannot believe it. It hasn't sunk in yet. I don't think until I see faces again that it's really going to sink in. It's been an absolutely unbelievable journey both physically and mentally. I'm absolutely overjoyed." MacArthur's shore team climbed on board B&Q to help her sail the 100 miles to Falmouth, escorted by the Royal Navy' HMS Servern. Joyon was one of the first to congratulate MacArthur. "I always said that Ellen was a serious contender, and I can see today that she has decided to prove me right. The mere fact that she was able to sail around the world non-stop was quite an exploit, but to smash the record at the same time fully deserves my warmest congratulations. Ellen achieved this result through her concentrated efforts. Her team worked hard and backed her before and during her circumnavigation, and she did not ever lose her resolve. Being well supported is one thing, but when you find yourself in the middle of the southern lows in this type of boat, you really feel very alone." The new solo world speed record will need to be ratified by the World Speed Sailing Records Council. FULL STORY

  • Sports: Port Washington PAL

    Softball - Teams will be made in conjunction with Manhasset softball in April. Pre-register early. Games will be played Saturdays at noon. For more information please contact the PAL office. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: Speak Now or Forever...
  • Opinion: Thinks Traffic Issues Being Ignored to Help Realtors

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