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Lifesaving Mom Honored At County Legislature

Overdose012716ARoseMarie Sherry (center, holding plaque), County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton and representatives of Nassau County’s Police Department and Detectives Association during a presentation to honor Sherry. Her training, Narcan kit and instinctive reactions saved her son from dying of a heroin overdose. The Nassau County Police Department and the Port Washington Police District are trained to administer Narcan and carry kits in every vehicle. Contact Leg. DeRiggi-Whitton’s office regarding Narcan training at 516-571-6211 or dderiggiwhitton@nassau [Read more…]

Gas Leak Closes Port Boulevard

According to Peter Forman, commissioner of the Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management, Port Washington Blvd. was closed in both directions on Friday, Jan. 15, from Longview Road to Sandy Hollow Road for most of the day due to a gas leak. The leak happened where a construction crew was working in front of St. Peter of Alcantara school. [Read more…]

Police Report

On Dec. 29, at 8:22 p.m., at 55 Main St., a Port Washington man was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence.

On Jan. 1, at 9:31 a.m., a Port Washington man was placed under arrest after being involved in a domestic incident on Bayview Avenue.

On Jan. 1, at 12:45 a.m., a complainant on Soundview Drive reported being a victim of fraud.

On Jan. 2, at 12:50 a.m., two Corona men were placed under arrest on Mackey Avenue for open warrants and unlicensed soliciting.

On Jan. 8, at 6:55 p.m., a Danbury, CT, man and a Port Washington man were placed under arrest for possession of marijuana on Ivy Way.

On Jan. 8, at 10:43 p.m., a Port Washington man was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana on Sandy Hollow Road.

On Jan. 9, at 3:20 p.m., A Port Washington woman was placed under arrest for shoplifting at Rite Aid on Port Washington Blvd.

On Jan. 9, at 9:47 p.m., a complainant reported an attempted burglary on Birch Street.

On Jan. 9, at 11:50 p.m., a Port Washington man was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana in Stannards Brook Park.


Recent Robberies

The Port Washington Police District reported the arrest of a Port Washington resident in connection with two robberies that occurred in Port Washington North. On Dec. 13, at approximately 6:40 p.m., a local delivery driver was robbed of cash at gunpoint while making a delivery on Seagull Lane. On Dec. 21, at approximately 11:55 p.m., another driver from the same company was robbed of cash at gunpoint while making a delivery on Seaview Lane. [Read more…]

Tips On Holiday Fire Safety

FireSafety121615BWith the holidays approaching, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the town board are raising awareness about fire safety this holiday season. They would like residents to be mindful of several tips to keep their families safe during the holidays.

“This time of year is a joyous opportunity to celebrate and gather with family and friends. However, it is important for residents to be aware that fires can result from electrical problems and candles that might be used for holiday decorations,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. [Read more…]

Salvatore Richard Zimbardi

OBITZimbardi122315A(The following eulogy was submitted as a tribute for Sal Zimbardi)

On behalf of Fran, Gerry and Emma, Mary and the entire family, I want to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all of you, some who traveled far (but not without a star) being here today to reflect on, honor and celebrate Salvatore Richard Zimbardi’s life.

Sal was born on a Tuesday Sept. 23, 1941, the year legends like FDR, the only leader elected President for a third term, and when Ronald Reagan was elected to the Screen Actors Guild Board of Directors. Sal was born just 75 days before our country was attacked at Pearl Harbor. Perhaps ironically in some way, that became one of many catalysts for Sal’s deep love of his country, And in 1941 America’s song writer and singer Neil Diamond was also born. Sal enjoyed many of Neal Diamond’s hit songs including classics like “Sweet Caroline,” and most especially “America.” [Read more…]

Narcan Training

1024px-Seal_of_Nassau_County,_New_York.svgWhether peer pressure, curiosity or boredom is to blame is irrelevant. What is relevant is the fact that heroin addiction, overdose and heroin-related deaths are a result of an epidemic that is growing on Long Island faster than many other areas of our country. Heroin-related deaths are growing the fastest among those under age 21 and this drug knows no social, economic or other barriers. Honor students, athletes and even children as young as 12 are experimenting with this highly addictive drug that costs less than a pack of cigarettes.

Narcan, or naloxone hydrochloride, is an opiate antidote injection that reverses an opioid overdose. Emergency medical professionals have used Narcan for decades. Now, every Nassau County police officer is trained to administer this life-saving medication. [Read more…]

25 Years Of Giving

Officertony121615A copyThe Port Washington Police Benevolent Association has once again donated 20 complete Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need. This tradition started 25 years ago with members delivering Hot Meals on Thanksgiving morning to 15 families. Over the years, Police Benevolent Association (PBA) members voted to increase the number of meals given to 20. PBA members and district employees, along with their family members, package complete meals and deliver them to local families.

“It’s a great way to give back to our community,” says Steve Cammer president of the Port Washington PBA. The Port Washington Police Benevolent Association wishes all residents and their families a very happy and healthy holiday season.

See below an article from a November 1990 issue of Port Washington News.

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Contested Election Resolved

Winner of initial election and recount Angela Lawlor Mullins.

Winner of initial election and recount Angela Lawlor Mullins.

The results of the Dec. 8 election for police commissioner, which found Angela Lawlor Mullins as the winner, were contested by candidate Steve Kaplan.

Steve Kaplan retained Fred Pollack as his election attorney. Mullins retained Grant Lally to represent her at the recount.

A meeting was held on Dec. 14 at North Hempstead Town Attorney Richard Finkel’s office. All three candidates—Angela Lawlor Mullins, Ronald Rochester and Steve Kaplan—were present. Attorneys Finkel, Lally, Pollack and Chief James Salerno were also present.  [Read more…]

Election Results

Police Commissioner Angela Lawlor Mullins

Police Commissioner Angela Lawlor Mullins

Results are in from the Dec. 8 election.

The new garbage commissioner is Mary P. Giordano. She won uncontested with 408 votes.

Police Commissioner Angela Lawlor Mullins won the election by 28 votes.

The votes for police commissioner were as follows:

Mullins       310

Kaplan        282

Rochester   155