The Port Washington Board of Education voted, on April 6, to “outsource” the operation of ATLAST, its summer day camp program for children ages 3 to 14, to the Children’s Center, a not-for-profit child care organization based in Port Washington.
This Earth Day has a special resonance for many people who live along Hempstead Harbor and have worked for decades to reverse environmental pollution and degradation and to help make the waters and beaches a safer, more beautiful cornerstone of life here. Residents will remember just how bad the harbor had gotten from industrial abuse and neglect, but it seems that a new era has begun as a result of a tremendous multi-group effort, that is achieving a new lease on life for the harbor.
Nassau County Crime Stoppers, the Port Washington Police Department and the Nassau County Police Department are asking the public’s assistance in helping to locate the two subjects who committed a robbery on Belleview Avenue in Port Washington on Thursday, April 1. The robbery occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m.
North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman announced that hundreds of families attended the 3rd annual Easter egg hunt at Harbor Links Golf Course in Port Washington for what has become one of the largest Easter egg hunts and brunch in Long Island.
Port Washington’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Geoffrey Gordon, was jubilant as he announced to a crowded auditorium that the district had succeeded in reaching a five-year agreement with the Port Washington Teachers Association (PWTA). “It’s a real win-win, and an honor to this community, that this board and this teachers’ association can make this groundbreaking agreement. It honors our great teachers and allows us to keep our kids first, while still giving our community the assurance that it does not increase the budget line one penny because of a raise.”
At the Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington Annual Gala on March 21, it was announced that Port Washington has been named County Pilot for a “Vibrant Downtown.”
The fifth grade at Manorhaven School celebrated communication across the generations with a multi-media production called Finding Port on Wednesday, March 17. Using music, photos, dance and especially drama, they highlighted the stories of many of Port Washington’s senior citizens.
The board of trustees approved the 2010/2011 Library Operating Budget at the Port Washington Public Library budget hearing and meeting on March 17. The public will vote on the budget on April 6.
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