New Web Sites, Audit Committee Topics at BOE
After the customary roll call, during which it was noted that Superintendent Geoffrey N. Gordon could not be present for the meeting because his father was sick, and adoption of the agenda, the Port Washington Board of Education got down to business. Board President Robert Seiden announced the formation of a Port Washington School District audit committee and a Citizen Action Committee, both of which are open to any resident of Port Washington over 18. Anyone interested in serving should contact Jean-Marie Posner. He also noted two new web sites created to help make the community safer: Report-it.com for students who notice any behavioral problems or acts of violence and want to report them confidentially and anonymously, and Report-it.net for residents who would like to inform the authorities about fraud, abuse, or waste in the schools. He finished his remarks by asking more community members to get involved in school events, citing the football game against Hicksville last Friday night as an opportunity for that.
PWPD Arrest in Internet Abuse
On Sept. 29, Detective Robert DelMuro of the Port Washington Police District arrested Daniel T. Gillott of North Bellmore, on two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree. The investigation, which led to this arrest, was a result of a report by a 16-year-old female who reported inappropriate and forcible sexual contact by the defendant, ultimately identified as Daniel Gillott, age 37. Their initial contact was made on a popular Internet website. According to police, as a result of the young woman's profile, Gillott appeared at her place of business and lured her to a vacant business parking lot, where the alleged assault took place.
USPS Basic Boating Course
The United States Power Squadrons' Basic Boating Course will be given at the Schreiber High School, Room 140, 101 Campus Drive, Port Washington, NY starting Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. for eight weeks. The course covers boating fundamentals for all boaters from the operator of a small outboard to the skipper of a family cruiser or sailboat. It includes boat handling, equipment requirements, navigation rules, aids to navigation, chart and compass fundamentals, basic piloting and plotting techniques and the use of GPS. Personal Water Craft certification is also offered.
On the Bay
The Sonar Long Island Championships were held at Manhasset Bay YC this past weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2. Sixteen boats from around Long Island Sound participated. The wind didn't cooperate much for the Sonar sailors, as Saturday morning dawned with little wind. By noon, Manhasset Bay was as smooth as glass, but by early afternoon, the Race Committee with PRO Commodore John Barry at the helm, found some wind and started the racing. By end of day on Sunday (another day with little wind in the morning), six races were completed. Top boats for the Sonar Long Island Sound Championship: 1. #682, Puff, Ralf Steitz, 2. #375, Housemartin, Beth and Greg Danilek, and 3. #396, Delight, Bob Kirtland.
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