Updating the town’s traffic-calming project at the light on the corner of Main Street and Shore Road, Councilman Pollack advised that the house on Jackson was purchased. Thus far, the town has removed the asbestos from the house and is waiting for LIPA to turn off the utilities. “It should be demolished within the next few weeks,” he said.
The Port News caught up with TONH Councilman Fred Pollack last week and gave an update on the various parking and traffic improvements the town is currently working on.
Don’t miss the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd annual SOUPer BOWL to be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, from noon to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Fellowship Hall in the United Methodist Church, 35 Middle Neck Road, just north of the Village Club of Sands Point entrance, and about five miles north of the Long Island Expressway.
Port Washington’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Geoffrey Gordon will make his first presentation of the 2010-2011 school year expense budget at the Board of Education meeting on Feb. 2, but he is already warning that in the coming year, the district will face “a significantly higher reduction of state aid” to education, as announced by Governor Paterson last week. “I have been a superintendent for 18 years, eight of them here, and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Dr. Gordon said.
Schreiber High School’s nationally recognized research program has produced four semi-finalists in this year’s Intel Science Talent Search, America’s most prestigious pre-college science research competition. These high school seniors are Elizabeth Corteselli, Alex Costenoble, Nicole Meyers and Sarah Pierce and were named among the 300 semifinalists of the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search.
The Port Washington School District has been the sponsor of the Safety and Substance Abuse Task Force for more than 20 years. This group, made up of school district staff, parents and professionals works hard to keep students safe and to fight against drug and alcohol abuse.
Parents need guidance to learn how to recognize warning signals of drug and alcohol use and how to talk to their children about topics that may be difficult. They want a place to ask questions to help them become better parents.
On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Task Force will present, “What You Don’t Know Can Harm Your Child” in the Schreiber High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. This presentation is for parents of children of all ages and will answer questions and inform parents about what they can do to keep their children safe. Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend.
Jon Kaiman, North Hempstead town supervisor, spoke at the Port Washington Senior Citizens Center on Friday, Dec. 18 to announce the kick-off of “Project Independence” in Port Washington. The program is designed to help senior citizens who want to “age in place,” and stay in their own homes for as long as possible. “People pay a lot of taxes to live here,” said Kaiman, “and (while) we’re not a retirement community, we want to enable people to be independent as long as possible. And there are lots of services and programs out there to help seniors – but how do you get access?”
Modeled on programs already begun in New Hyde Park and Great Neck, Port’s program will be accessed locally by dialing the town’s 311 operators and asking for Project Independence. “We have trained the operators to answer some questions directly,” said Evelyn Roth, commissioner of North Hempstead’s newly-created Department of Services for the Aging. “If they can’t, they will send the call to someone who can get back to you.”
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