On June 17, the Port Washington Public Library honored Martin Vogel, as he presented his photo legacy project. Marty has been a strong supporter of the library for many years, and the room was filled with people who were excited to see this project, which showcased his photography over almost 50 years.
Despite the fact that the Revival Party picked up additional votes in the recount, the Environment Party emerged as the winner of the June 15 Manorhaven Election after the re-canvass of votes was completed last week. The Nassau County Board of Elections conducted the recount over a two-day period, with votes for Giovanna Giunta recounted on Wednesday, June 23 and votes for Mark Lazarovic and Dorit Zeevi-Farrington recounted on Thursday, June 24.
North Hempstead Town Clerk Leslie Gross and the Port Washington News recently honored 9-year-old James Dalimonte of Port Washington as the first “Hometown Hero.” James was selected due to his altruism and compassion towards animals.
Revival Party candidates were removed from the official Village of Manorhaven ballot by a court ruling from the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court just days before the election, which left the Environment Party as the only candidates on the ballot. Currently, the election results for trustees and mayor have gone into a recount after a considerable write-in effort created a close vote. The Village of Manorhaven Canvass of Results showed that incumbent Mike Meehan received 452 votes to Giovanna Giunta’s 370 write-in votes for mayor. As for the trustee candidates, the canvass showed that Patrick Gibson of the Environment Party received 441 votes, incumbent Brendan Fahey of the Environment Party received 433 votes, Mark Lazarovic of the Revival Party received 320 write-in votes and Dorit Zeevi-Farrington of the Revival Party received 285 write-in votes. All of the votes are now with the Nassau County Board of Elections, where a recount will be done this week.
Warm temperatures and partly sunny skies attracted large crowds to HarborFest on Sunday, June 6. Even though the festival had to close early when severe weather threatened later in the afternoon, most events were able to take place.
Recently, the Port News met with North Hempstead Town Clerk Leslie Gross to develop a better idea of her duties and the types of services that she offers to people in this town. There are four main services that are performed by the office of the Town Clerk: Registrar of Vital Statistics, secretary to the Town Board, Licensing, and Records Management.
This Saturday at 8 a.m., the Port Washington Organic Farmers’ Market will open for the season on the Town Dock. This unique 100 percent organic market has been growing steadily since it opened in 2002 and will feature more than a dozen vendors this year.
The Manorhaven Village Election will be held on June 15 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Manorhaven Village Hall. The Environment Party and the newly formed Manorhaven Revival Party are on the ballot, running for mayor and the two open trustee positions.
At age 14 and going into 10th grade, Lizzie Meyer has been a camper in the ATLAST program for 10 years, starting in kindergarten and culminating in two years as a C.I.T. (Counselor-in-Training). This summer, she was finally looking forward to making some money as an ATLAST counselor. So she was very disappointed when she was told that her only option was to come back to ATLAST as an unpaid volunteer – she was too old to continue as a C.I.T., but there were no paid spots available.
On May 20, Ed Balcourt and Frank Pfister were honored at the 38th Annual Town of North Hempstead Senior Recognition Luncheon for their outstanding work within the community. The luncheon was held at The Inn at New Hyde Park and many people attended to show their support and recognition for all of the people who were honored.
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