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A “Cell-Out” of Manhasset Isle?

Written by Ann Mathisen Friday, 06 November 2009 00:00
The subject of the health, welfare and safety of Port Washington residents ignited a hot debate during Manorhaven’s town hall meeting held Oct. 22. More than 100 angry and incredulous residents packed the village headquarters to express their extreme displeasure regarding the installation of a cell phone tower on Pequot Avenue. Residents stated that their attempts to communicate with officials have fallen on deaf ears.

Port Washington Thanksgiving Day Run on Thursday, November 26

Friday, 30 October 2009 00:00

Come on down and participate in the Port Washington Thanksgiving Day 5-mile run, a great event for runners and walkers of all ages. Held on Thursday, Nov. 26 at 8:30 a.m. at Manorhaven Park in Port Washington, the tax-deductible $25 participation fee goes to raise money for the Port Washington Community Chest.

To register, visit, the Community Chest website,, or call 767-2121 for your registration form. All pre-registered runners with get a Thanksgiving Day Run T-shirt and a participation medal handed out at the finish line.


Special Tribute to a Special Young Man

Written by Jackie Pierangelo Friday, 30 October 2009 00:00
Mikey was a special needs child but as Officer Tony Guzzello points out “he was special not because of his disabilities, but because of his abilities.” Sadly, Mikey passed away in his sleep over Labor Day at the age of 24.

The Pride in Port Committee wanted to honor this beloved young man in some way. They decided to rename Campus Drive Mikey Megdal Way for Pride in Port Week. PIP Co-chair Barbara Faticone knew and liked Mikey from events that Ed Kulich ran for his organization called “Poppy’s Kids,” which provides good times for special needs children.


From the Desk of Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel: October 23, 2009

Written by Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00

Preparing for the Unexpected: Part 111: Prepare An Emergency Go-Bag

This is the final installment of my three-part series helping you to prepare for the unexpected. In previous columns you learned about the NY-ALERT program as well as how to make an emergency plan. In this installment, you will learn how to prepare an emergency kit.


Meet the Candidates for the 11th Legislative District

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00
On Nov. 3, voters in the 11th district will select their representative to the Nassau County legislature. Jeffrey M. Losquadro will challenge incumbent Wayne Wink. The district includes the villages of Albertson, Baxter Estates, East Hills, Flower Hill, Garden City Park, Glenwood Landing, Herricks, Manorhaven, Plandome Manor, Port Washington, Port Washington North, Roslyn, and Searingtown. The candidate’s profiles are listed below.

Meet the Candidates: Town of North Hempstead Supervisor

Written by Jackie Pierangelo Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00
Democratic incumbent Jon Kaiman is seeking re-election to his fourth two-year, term as Town of North Hempstead Supervisor. Challenging him this year is Albertson resident and Republican candidate Lee Tu. The election is being held on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Both candidates were asked to submit biographical information, their platforms and to state what they would bring to the office of town leader.


21st Annual Pride in Port Racks Up Another Memorable Day

Written by Jackie Pierangelo Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00
Though the forecast was for a real soaker, the weather gods shone on the Pride in Port Parade on Saturday, Oct. 3 and it was a heartwarming, small town tribute to this great community.

It began with the dedication of the Mobile Medical Clinic (MMC) and ended with our impressive Fire Department trucks streaming down Main Street with their lights flashing and horns blowing. (The Port News will have a separate story on the MMC in an upcoming issue.)


Bill Hohauser Tapped to Fill Seat of BOE Member Sue Sturman

Written by Jackie Pierangelo Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00
The BOE announced at its Oct. 6 meeting that after much consideration William Hohauser will replace BOE member Sue Sturman who left her position in August.

Readers will recall that Mr. Hohauser ran for the BOE last May,

BOE President Karen Sloan commented, “We selected Bill because we felt that he was well-versed in the current issues facing the board, as he had just run a campaign in May. We are looking forward to working with him and welcome him to the BOE.”


Clarification of TONH Payment to EPA for Testing in Vicinity of Landfill

Written by Jackie Pierangelo Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00
In last week’s issue, our front page story titled “TONH Resolution Sparks Criticism From GOP” needs some clarification.

The issue that caused concern involved a recent town board resolution authorizing a  $90,000 payment to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for an investigation they performed at the Harbor View Estates. These homes were built north of the landfill on Shore Road, which was determined to be a superfund site in the mid-80s, and was subsequently remediated by the early 90s.


Polish Club Celebrates 75 Years of PW Pride

Written by Allison Prudente Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00
The Polish American Cultural Association of Port Washington is celebrating its 75th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 1. Co-chairladies Allison Prudente and Anna Linhart are busy finalizing details of their Dinner Dance with Vice President Irene Wierzbicki and President Joe Brala.

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