John Chalker, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1819 (Henderson-Marino) has announced the selection of Eugene Taubel as co-Grand Marshal of this year’s Memorial Day Parade.
A group of residents in Manhasset Isle are angry about the cell tower on Pequot Avenue. While Mayor Mike Meehan has sent a letter to AG Towers informing them that they need to move the tower to an alternate location, these residents believe that the Village of Manorhaven has not done enough. As a result, this group has formed the Manorhaven Revival Party and they have announced the following candidates for the upcoming Manorhaven Village Office election on June 15: Giovanna Giunta - Mayoral Candidate, Mark Lazarovic - Board of Trustees candidate, and Dorit Zeevi-Farrington - Board of Trustees candidate.
The fun begins early for the 20th annual HarborFest Dock Day on June 6. At 10 a.m., the Parent Resource Center will open the Children’s Fun Park on the Town Dock, sponsored by the Port Washington Tennis Academy. There will be family activities and entertainment all day on the Town Dock, plus more fun at the Model Boat Regatta in Baxter Pond, at the PAL Field and in Sunset Park.
The Port Washington/Manhasset chapter of the League of Women Voters held their annual School Board Candidates Forum on May 6, hosting school board candidates who are vying for the three open seats on the Port Washington Board of Education. League president Jane Thomas hosted the forum and vice president Judy Jacobson was the moderator, since she is a Manhasset resident and is impartial due to living outside of the Port Washington school district.
Discussion at the School Board and Budget meeting of May 4 was almost completely dominated by community reaction to the proposed elimination of the position of Manager of Educational and Community Services, held by Mrs. Regina Farinaccio.
Many people attended last week’s public meeting on the skate park to show their support for this project. It was clear from those who attended this meeting that Port Washington needs to have a skate park, and that residents are eager to get this project started right away.
Mayor Michael Meehan has sent a letter to AG Towers telling them to move the cell tower on 41 Pequot Avenue and suggesting alternate locations. Residents have wondered why this went on for so long, but the mayor has indicated that there are reasons why he can tell AG Towers to move the cell tower at this point in time.
At the Community Chest’s Citizen of Year event on April 14 for Leonard Wurzel, longtime mayor of Sands Point, hundreds of people turned out to honor him. Wurzel, age 92, was recognized as an exemplary “community leader” and a role model for others involved in community activities.
On April 20, the Port Washington School Board voted unanimously to adopt the school budget, which will be voted on by the public on May 18. The proposed budget comes in at a total of $127,093,245, which is a $2,452,677 increase in dollars and a 1.97 percent increase in the tax levy.
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