League of Conservation Voters Endorses Senator Hillary Clinton in Port
Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille in Port Washington was the locale chosen by the National and State League of Conservation Voters (LCV) to announce their endorsement of Hillary Clinton for re-election to the United States Senate. Elected officials, community leaders, environmentalists, representatives of community organizations, and party leaders gathered for the event. Also present were students and staff from the Education Support Center, an outreach program of the Port Washington Education Foundation (PWEF). In his introductory remarks, Assemblyman Tom DiNapoli, chair of the New York State Assembly Committee of Environmental Conservation, said in his introductory remarks, "We have a difficult time getting our agenda through, and I have been impressed by the senator. She has made this very much a high priority and has been with us as an advocate on all the issues." To Clinton, he said, "Thank you for your great job." She, in turn, praised DiNapoli as "a leader in environmental issues, and my adviser, especially on brownfields." Both DiNapoli and Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman praised the LCV, an organization which is not only an advocate for the environment, but which takes direct political action. Kaiman said, "We can't do it alone. We need partners like the League of Conservation Voters, as well as partners at all levels of government."
Innovative Program Targets Consumers, Landscapers and Retailers.
Grassroots Environmental Education, an environmental non-profit based in Port Washington, NY, was awarded a 2006 Environmental Quality Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency for its innovative and highly successful "Grassroots Healthy Lawn Program." The multi-faceted program, which encompasses consumer outreach, intensive landscaper training and retailer participation, has proven an outstanding success in Westchester County for two years, and Grassroots will bring the program to Long Island in the fall of 2006.
Port's Track Teams at County Championships
Schreiber High School Boys Track team won two first-places at the Nassau County Championships. Richard Schmitz won the 1600 with a time of 4.28 and took All-County honors in the 3200. Arnold Donado won the shot put, with his personal best of 47'2". There were 36 competitors in the shot put. Arnold said, "I was very excited to win. It's a great way to end the season. I thank my coaches, Coach Laff and Coach Cooper for teaching and working with me to raise my skill level in the shot put event."
On The Bay
With all the rain we have been having lately, it is no surprise that the Thirsty Thursday group of sailors had a very wet sail on June 1. But the fleet was out in full force at the starting line. Top boats in each division: Division I (4 boats, 5.49 nm, Course UC): 1. Avalanche, Al Albrecht, 2. Free-Fall, Bill McFaul, and 3. Sans Culottes, Johnston (first name unavailable). Division II ( 6 boats - 4 WD, 5.49 nm, Course UC): 1. Vision, Marc Epstein, and 2. Xcite, Yalcin Tarhan. Division III (6 boats, 2 WD): 1. En Passant, Bob Ebenau, 2. Serenity, Jacques Blinbaum, and 3. Tootsie, Ron Fink. Division IV: Two boats started but then withdrew. There was one entry in Division Cats: Renegade, Andy Ledins. Last Thursday the wind did not cooperate so the RC cancelled for the evening - then up comes the wind! Next week, the RC and all the boats will be ready for another great evening of sailing on Manhasset Bay.
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