May 11, 2007

  • News: Manorhaven Residents Protest Mayor's Comments

    A group of Manorhaven residents - Hispanic and non-Hispanic - gathered outside Village Hall to protest what they termed "racist" comments by Mayor Nicholas Capozzi. They were reacting to a tape of remarks made by the mayor that was first aired by CBS News and later picked up by Newsday and Channel 12 news. The tape was made by Danny Aiello, who grew up in Manorhaven and has a business here. It was a recording of a telephone conversation between him and Capozzi regarding the ability of Aiello's business to remain at its current site in Manorhaven. Capozzi digressed from the topic at hand to launch into what CBS termed a "racist rant." FULL STORY

  • News: Weber Science Olympiad Team 2nd in NYS

    On Saturday, April 21 the Weber Middle School Science Olympiad team finished 2nd in the New York State competition held at SUNY New Paltz. The team medaled in 12 out of a possible 25 events! The team will represent NY state in the National Science Olympiad to be held at Wichita State University on May 18 and May 19. FULL STORY

  • Sports: Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer

    Congratulations to Port's athletic trainer, Rick Zappala, for being this year's recipient of the prestigious "Joseph Abraham Award." The National Athletic Trainers Association selects a distinguished and accomplished athletic trainer annually to bestow this honor. This award was created in honor and memory of Joseph Abraham who was a pioneer in the field of athletic training. He was one of the first professionals to recognize the need for quality athletic training programs at the high school level. FULL STORY

  • Sports: On the Bay

    It seems like everyone is getting on the bandwagon to "be green." And that is a good thing, if we want to preserve our way of life. Whether you believe that global warming is a threat or not, indications from Mother Nature make us at least question the changes we are seeing on our planet. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has become aware of the threat to our environment, and is doing something about it. According to their website, "sailing enjoys a reputation of one of the most environmentally friendly sports going, and ISAF is aiming to maintain and further enhance the sport's image with the release of the ISAF Code of Environmentally Friendly Behavior. With regattas and racing regularly taking place in some of the most spectacular locations around the world, and the sport's unique link to the natural power of the wind, it is no surprise that sailors know the value of protecting the world's seas, lakes and waterways. By launching the Code of Environmentally Friendly Behavior, ISAF is aiming to showcase a few simple steps to sailors everywhere which will help preserve the natural venues that play host to our sport around the world." FULL STORY

  • Opinion: The Importance of Voting This Year
  • Opinion: Call for Transparency in School District

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