Alper's Hardware: A Fourth Generation Port Business
At a time when retail stores on Main Street in Port Washington and all over the country are closing, Alper's Hardware at 81 Main Street continues to thrive after four generations. The business was founded in 1911 by Sam and Mary Alper, grandparents of Doris Alper Novick and Sheryl Alper Cohen, who currently own and run the store with their husbands Mark Novick and Lewis Cohen. Sam's son David, father of Sheryl and Doris, went into the business when he came home from World War II, and ran it until he died. His wife, Fay, worked at Alper's until she was in her 80s, handling the books, the paperwork and so forth. "My parents were true partners," said Doris. Direct descendants who currently work in the store include Adam and Brian, son and son-in-law respectively of Doris and Lew; and Matthew, Sheryl's son. Over the years, siblings, spouses and other children have been involved with the business full or part time.
Main Street Update: Renovation Plans for 299 Main Street
Plans have been presented to the Village of Baxter Estates Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) for the renovation of the building at 299 Main Street and adjacent structures. The building's owner, Patrick Consalvas, and his architects presented their proposal for a renovation of the main building, located at the northwest corner of Main Street, and demolition and replacement of the garage structure at the rear of the main building, as well as the building at 305 Main, currently occupied by The Red Door, an antiques shop.
Outstanding Season Record for Weber's Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams
Weber's Boys and Girls Cross Country teams finished the season with outstanding records. The girls team finished the season undefeated with 25 wins, no losses or ties. During the season they ran against every North Shore team. This meant they were the number one team for the North Shore.
On the Bay
Last Sunday, March 12, was a cold, dreary, and rainy winter day. But that did not stop our frostbiters who finally got in some sailing on Manhasset Bay. With wind predicted to be all of 0 - 3 knots, it was an "on again, off again" kind of decision, but the Race Committee set the course, and by early afternoon there were nine teams getting their boats ready for sailing Five Ideal 18s and 4 IC dinghy teams were on the starting line. Results for the Ideal 18s: 1. #176, Chip Whipple/Alex W., 2. #175, Bob Kirtland/Alan Thompson, and 3. #177, Bill Simon/Dan Simon. The results for the IC Dinghies: 1. #514, Ted Toombs/Matt Cornachio, 2. #121, "Fee" Mitropoulos/Sophia Mitropoulos, and 3. #007, John Silbersack/Catryn Silbersack.
'Don't Let Port School System Become Mediocre'
Should Cut Spending Rather Than Appeal for More State Aid