School Board Candidates' Night
The League of Women Voters held its annual School Board Candidates' Night on May 4. Approximately 75 people attended. For two and a half-hours, the six candidates answered questions on the budget, their views on educational issues and miscellaneous other subjects.
Proposal for Boutique Hotel on Lower Main Street
Although no plans have been finalized or filed with the Town of North Hempstead, a group of developers have been seeking input from Town officials, community groups and businesses to explore the possibility of a small-scale luxury hotel on lower Main Street opposite the Town Dock. The proposed site is at the approximate location of the Bradley Hotel, built in the 1870s and lost to a fire in 1962. The lots are at 322-326 Main Street. The building at 322 was demolished because it was deemed hazardous. According to the developer, the structure at 326 will come down if the plans go through. (Properties such as these are known as "gray fields.")
On The Bay
New York City is ready to offer all comers a spectacle not seen since the Great Ocean Race of 1905. Twenty-one mega sailing yachts - some as long as 250 feet, will gather in the harbor at the southern tip of Manhattan, as owners and crew commence a 3,000 mile race across the North Atlantic. Brought to you by the New York Yacht Club in cooperation with the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, England, the Rolex Transatlantic Race will gather at the starting line off Sandy Hook, New Jersey at the entrance to New York's Lower Bay and head across the North Atlantic to the Needles, a headland at the tip of the Isle of Wight in England. Their goal is to beat a 100-year-old race record of 12 days, 4 hours, 1 minute and 19 seconds. The start of the race is Saturday, May 21, but the festivities will take place during the week prior. From May 17-21, the boats will be docked at the US Intrepid for viewing. There will be an "open boat" opportunity on Wednesday, May 18 to meet with the owners and captains and get a rare glimpse of some of the world's most lavish boats. And on Saturday morning, May 21st beginning at 9:30, there will be a Parade of Sail, with public viewing from Hudson Rive Park and anywhere south of the Intrepid Museum. Boats to watch: Mari-Cha IV (141 feet), the "world's fastest monohull race yacht", Stad Amsterdam, the largest entry (252 feet), a three-masted clipper ship (with 10 husband-wife teams aboard), Windrose, a two-masted Dutch schooner (151 feet) who is the most luxurious entry, the winner of the last Transatlantic Race and an historic classic entry, Sumurun (94 feet), and the most technologically sophisticated, built especially for this task, Maximus (100 feet).
Boys Tennis Team Reaches Out
The Boys Varsity Tennis Team at Schreiber High School will be hosting a tennis clinic for the youngsters of our town on Saturday, May 14. Students in grades 3-6 are invited!! The clinic will begin at 10 a.m at the tennis courts at Schreiber High School. Participants should come dressed to play and bring their racquets. Some racquets will be on hand. The clinic will run for two hours. "The boys are excited and are looking forward to the day" said Pete Travis, coach of the Varsity team. "They all remember back when they started tennis and were in awe of high school varsity players." "We have five courts and we'll be able to break up into small groups with the participants." Just in case the weather is not cooperative, we have a rain date for May 21. Whatever one's skill level is, come on down and join the boys for a fun day of tennis.
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