New Auditors, Less State Aid for Mandates at BOE Meeting
At its Jan. 18 meeting, the board of education alternated between good and bad news in varying degrees.
Parting Thoughts From PW School Board Member David Strom
As we reported last month, Port Washington School Board Member David Strom is resigning his post because he is moving to Los Angeles. His term expires June 30,2006. The board will operate as a six-member one until the May board election. At that time, the candidate who comes in third, will immediately take Mr. Strom's position until June of 2006.
On The Bay
Could it be the drinking water over at the Himler home in Manhasset, or their diet, or just really good sailing genes? One has to wonder how one family can produce, not one, but two Clinton M. Bell Trophy winners. It has just been learned that Tedd Himler, 15, a second-year student at The Hotchkiss School, was awarded the very prestigious 2004 Clinton M. Bell Trophy by the Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound. The Bell Trophy is awarded to a member of the JSA (Junior Sailing Association) who sails in the Club 420 or Laser or Laser Radial class who has achieve the highest percentage of perfection. Tedd, representing Manhasset Bay YC, completed the season with a winning percentage of .983. Tedd's older brother, Matt won the same trophy in 2001 and 2002. These two accomplished sailors join other local sailing luminaries who have won the Bell Trophy: John Bollinger, PWYC (1951), Jim Sykes, MBYC (1957), Steve Moore, MBYC (1960, 1963, 1964), Elliot Oldak, KYC (1961), Chuck Karo, KYC (1970), and Scott Linthicum, PWYC (1998). Congratulations to Tedd and the Himlers for their outstanding achievements in junior sailing.
Tsunami Charity Event Held in Port Washington
On the blizzard weekend of Jan. 22, three local area clubs, Plandome Country Club, Port Washington Yacht Club, and Manhasset Bay Yacht Club held their annual Cow Bay Invitational Platform Tennis Tournament, with the proceeds donated to two recognized charities benefiting the survivors of the tsunami disaster earlier in the month.
Bravos for Shared Vision Project
Wants Bang for Buck With School Taxes