Stunning Upset Victory by Write-in Candidate in Garbage District
Write-in candidate Doug Augenthaler defeated incumbent Garbage District Commissioner Jeremy Devine in last week's special district election in a vote of 285 to 240. Devine was seeking a second term of office.
Port Post Office Gears Up for Holiday Rush
The Port post office is once again deluged with millions of packages, cards and letters as the holiday season gets into full swing. This year's volume is running at about 850,000 pieces of mail per week, which is approximately the same as last year. To cope with the annual year-end rush, the Port post office has increased the hours open to the public to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday and will remain open on Saturdays to 4 p.m. This year, the postal services Carrier Pickup Program has expanded significantly. This program affords the public an ability to request and receive a pickup of parcels at their home at no charge.
On the Bay
During this busy holiday season, our frostbiters were out in force enjoying the good weather last Sunday, Dec.18. The wind wasn't great, in the six-eight knot range, but the Race Committee ran six races. Six IC Dinghies and 5 Ideal 18s were on the starting line on a sunny, 40 º day. Top sailors in the IC Dinghy Class: 1. #536, Pedro Lorson and Eva Lund, 2. #603, Matt Kelley/Alicia Martorella. Third place was a tie between boat #537, Ralf Steitz and Wilkie Jordan, and boat #514, Ted Toombs and Matt Cornacchio. In the Ideal 18s: 1. #175, Bob Kirtland and Alan Thompson, 2. #177, Bill Simon and Andy Bastone, and 3. #173, Steve Moore and Vince Syracuse.
Annual Elks' Hoop Shoot, Jan. 7, 2006
Great Neck/Port Washington Lodge's competition for the 34th Annual Elks' Hoop Shoot, the national, free-throw shooting contest for youngsters aged eight through 13, will be held at Weber Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. followed immediately by the competition.
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