March 16, 2007

  • News: Multiple Polling Places for School District Voting to Be Approved by BOE

    In a 7-0 vote, school board members unanimously agreed to add three additional polling places for the school budget/election held annually in May. Previously, taxpayers could only cast their votes at Weber Middle School. FULL STORY

  • News: Susan Isaacs Talks About Her Latest Novel

    Popular novelist and longtime Port resident Susan Isaacs discussed her latest book, Past Perfect in a presentation at Landmark on Main Street and in a telephone interview with the Port News. Somewhat different from much of Isaacs' past work, the novel features Katie Schottland, a Manhattan screenwriter for a TV espionage show. Fifteen years earlier, Katie had worked for the CIA in a job she loved and was abruptly and mysteriously fired. Despite her success in the TV world, she hasn't been able to completely get over this incident. A telephone call from a previous colleague sets Katie off on an investigation. In endeavoring to uncover the truth about her own past, she uncovers shocking truths about the intelligence community at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. FULL STORY

  • Sports: Power Ten KidFIT Takes Kid's Fitness to National Level

    Steve Panzik, owner of Power Ten KidFIT will be on NBC's Today Show Thursday, March 22 at 9:40 a.m.. Steve is also the Director of the Port Washington P.A.L. and a passionate advocate for children's health and fitness. The Power Ten KidFIT program originated right here in Port Washington at Power Ten Fitness Club and has evolved into a national release Kid's Fitness DVD. The response in the schools, P.A.L. and gym has been so overwhelming that the first Power Ten KidFIT, "kids only" fitness facility will open this spring on Inspiration Wharf. The focus of the program is to promote a healthy lifestyle for ALL kids and to discover the fun of fitness. FULL STORY

  • Sports: On the Bay

    Isn't this weather great! Even the frostbiters, who are used to sailing in the worst conditions, appreciated the gift of good wind that Mother Nature provided last Sunday, March 11. It was sunny and in the mid 40s, but with winds out of the NW at 10 knots gusting to 15 and sometimes higher, it was cold on the water. But there were no complaints heard as the Race Committee continued starting races well into the afternoon, finishing with eight races by the end of the day. There was a short interruption in the starting sequence to lend assistance to a capsized boat that got stuck on a mooring stake. The good news is both skipper and crew, while wet, were safe and transported quickly to land. Results for the day: Ideal 18s (6 boats): 1. #175, Ed McLaughlin and Chris Shields, 2. #171, Bob Kirtland and Alan Thompson, and 3. #12, Sandy Lindenbaum and Bob Schwartz. Top boats in the IC dinghies: 1. #17, Paul-Jon Patin and Donna Marie Cipollone, 2. #536, Pedro Lorson and Johanna Silbersack, and 3. #514, Ted Toombs and Jenny McCarthy. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: Bradley Hotel Is Wrong Building in Wrong Place
  • Opinion: Applauds Multiple-Polling Places for School Elections

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