Port Washington Yacht Club Celebrates 100th Commissioning
On May 30, 1905, the Port Washington Club hoisted its first flag and commissioned its first yachting season from modest grounds on the edge of Manhasset Bay. There were gentlemen in derby hats and ladies in Victorian dress who celebrated the opening season of the newly formed club by first observing the time honored protocols of yachting, then dining and dancing on the dock's pavilion.
Town Passes Legislation to Regulate "Big Box" Stores
Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilman Fred Pollack announced that the Town Board has approved legislation to regulate "Big Box" commercial development in North Hempstead. The legislation, which passed unanimously, imposes additional restrictions on certain new commercial development of 85,000 square feet or more.
On the Bay
Manhasset Bay Race Week took place on August 12-14 in what could be considered one of the most trying sailing conditions in a very long time. The first two days of the event, and especially Saturday, the weather was "just awful" according to one Race Committee member, with temperatures reaching almost 100º, high humidity and very little wind.
Full Sports Program Ahead for Fall
Great news for the community and especially for the students of Weber Middle School. The fall teams that had to be pushed to the sidelines due to the defeat of the budget have now been reinstated. The four fall sports teams back on board are: Girls' soccer, boys' soccer, football and field hockey. As in previous years, there will once again be a team for seventh- and eighth-grades. Kevin Baudo, athletic coordinator of Weber Middle School, said., "This is great news. So many students and parents were disappointed with the loss of some of our sports teams. We now anxiously look forward to welcoming our students back to school this season with a positive outlook!"
Upset Over Teachers' Union President's Letter
Many Port Taxpayers Cannot Financially Support High Teacher Salaries