Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00
On August 10, several of us were on a Transit mooring in Manhasset Bay watching the sun set. At 7:15 p.m., three different boaters attempted to reach North Hempstead Patrol.
After several attempts from these boaters, they finally answered. They advised North Hempstead Patrol of a safety issue in the anchorage area of Capri Cove, regarding jet skis being operated in an unsafe and dangerous manner. The Bay Constable acknowledged the information, but never responded.
Thirty minutes later another vessel called in the same complaint. Again, message acknowledged, but there was no responding by the North Hempstead Bay Constable.
At 8:21 p.m., North Hempstead Patrol Boat Marine 10, left the Town Dock with one Bay Constable on board and slowly motored out of Manhasset Bay, never responding to Capri Cove.
This is not the first time this kind of response by Harbor Patrol has occurred. Why do we have all these personnel and two $250,000-plus taxpayer funded vessels that just sit at the dock every night? You can be assured that the next time there is a problem in Manhasset Bay, I will be advising my fellow boaters to contact Nassau County Police Marine Bureau.
Steven E. Morlock
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00
Gould A. ‘Stretch’ Ryder III, accomplished sailor, pilot, businessman, civic leader, and steward of the beautiful waterfront of Port Washington, passed away Oct. 24 at The Amsterdam at Harborside Hospice Center in Port Washington.
Stretch, as he was known to all, was well known as part of the crew on Ted Turner’s “Courageous” when it won the America’s Cup in 1977. Turner stayed in touch and visited Stretch last week.
Stretch’s life was marked by numerous personal contributions and accomplishments.
Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00
Parents concerned about classroom sizes spoke up at the Port Washington Board of Education meeting, as the board passed an approval of the larger sizes.
Parents spoke of class sizes at the district’s elementary being in the mid 20s, an amount they felt compromised the quality of their children’s education.
“The board of education changed our children’s education for the worse,” said one mother of larger average class sizes the board had approved last year. The comment drew clapping from the audience.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
The Port Washington Soccer Club has presented Schreiber High School graduate and captain of the Port Washington Blue Knights, Cameron Boroumand, with the annual $1,000 Joe Cohen Scholarship.
The award, which has been presented annually for over 10 years, was established by the Port Washington Soccer Club to honor Joseph Cohen, a gifted athlete who attended college on a soccer scholarship. He went on to achieve outstanding success, first academically, and then in his professional life. He gave his time fully and with great heart to innumerable charitable endeavors.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
The tough and talented Port Washington volleyball team defeated Hicksville at an away game this past Friday in all three sets.
With strong returning players who also play on club teams year round, the Port Washington team plays with a certain level of chemistry. Megan Murphy and Kelly Nardone led the way with 12 assists and Mia Walker had six kills.