Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
To The Editor:
A friend recently told me that the Town of North Hempstead acceded to the desire of local residents and tabled a permit request for Dejana Industries to construct a garbage facility on West Shore Road. For a Town government to listen to residents is a good thing, if they have their facts straight and their beliefs are correct.
In this case, to the best of my knowledge, regarding their fears of garbage odor on a large scale, they are not. I have lived in Manorhaven for a comparatively long time (almost 30 years) and have not smelled any odor of garbage emanating from the facility. Just normal Manorhaven air.
May I respectfully suggest that the concerned residents come and take a stroll along that part of Manorhaven Boulevard and see (or rather smell) for yourselves.
Personally, I would rather Dejana Industries stayed in Manorhaven for they pay a lot of taxes, which keeps residents’ taxes down.
I’ve also read a letter extolling the beauties of Hempstead Harbor. As a kid, Bar Beach was my least favorite beach because of the state of the water, which was far from pristine. Over the years many, many old World War II barges were stored in Hempstead Harbor water for an extended period of time, and school buses are still there.
The past and present histories of Hempstead Harbor and its industries on both sides of the road are extremely interesting and may be the subject of another letter.
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.