More New Housing in Port North?
Is there more housing on the horizon in the Village of Port Washington North, which is currently in the final stages of constructing 250 senior housing units? The village is in the process of holding public hearings to consider a project which would swap eight acres of property owned by the village, which is located behind Mill Pond Acres, the new senior development, for the 11 acre Danaher, new owners of Thomson Industries on Shore Road. As part of the proposal, the village would rezone the eight acres to allow for residential development, either 30 single-family homes or 40-45 luxury townhouses.
Mayor Tom Pellegrino Says Goodbye After 34 Years
After 34 years as mayor of the Village of Port Washington North, Tom Pellegrino announced that he will not seek re-election this March. "I'm going to miss it," he said, "but after so many years, it was just time." He added, "I do so with a slight bit of remorse, but also with a great deal of pride and joy."
On the Bay
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Great Ocean Race of 1905, a race from New York to England that included some of the most powerful racers in the world. On May 21, the race will be re-created as the Rolex Transatlantic Challenge, with owners of super yachts again crossing 3,000 miles of ocean. Charlie Barr's record in that race so long ago has stood for 100 years, and is the oldest race record in sailing. Barr raced the renowned 185' schooner Atlantic eastbound, setting a monohull transatlantic racing record of 12 days, four hours, one minute and 19 seconds. The Rolex Transatlantic Challenge 2005, organized by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) with the cooperation of the Royal Yacht Squadron, is recognized by the World Sailing Speed Record Council as the only event in which a new monohull transatlantic racing record for yachts unassisted by powered winches can be posted. Boats with a length on deck of 70 feet or longer are allowed to enter. What is so very exciting about this race is that New Yorkers will be able to view the yachts at The Intrepid prior to departure and from the shore as the yachts participate in a Parade of Sail.
PYA Fifth-Grade Boys Basketball Report
An exciting, well-played game in which Grays late rally just fell short. For Dark Blue, Kyle Reiner was outstanding, showing all his skills with tough defense, key rebounds and putting in a game high 16 points. Bobby Katz was again tough on the glass and played very strong defense on the tough Gray big men. Adam Cuthill took control of the Blue offense, doing a great job controlling the floor, as well as playing tough D on the perimeter and chipping in four points. Adam Pollock had a fine all-around game, grabbing key late game boards and scoring a big late game bucket that helped ice the contest.
Concerns Over Rezoning in Port North
Sad to Learn Mayor Pellegrino Stepping Down