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Officer_021815AThe Port Washington Police District recently swore in two police recruits and one police officer. (From left:) Deputy Chief Robert Del Muro, Police Chief James Salerno, Police Officer John Steadman, Police Recruit Kyle Lewis, Police Recruit Jordan Sichel and Deputy Chief Jeffrey Morris

 

Accident On West Shore

Accident_021815AAn accident on West Shore Road early Monday morning knocked down four power poles and stopped traffic in both directions for what police estimated would be the full day.

According to police, a vehicle traveling on West Shore Road crashed into a power pole around 12:30 a.m. That pole fell and took down three more. [Read more…]

Aid For Fire Victims

The community is rallying for the victims of last week’s early morning fire that sank one houseboat and damaged five others.
A fundraiser will be held at the Polish American Hall Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Admission will be $25, with all proceeds going to the victims.
Music that evening will feature Alter Ego, Ricky Roche, John Ford of the Strawbs, “Killer” Joe Ferror, Mike Nugent, Mark Mancini, Felix Cabrera and others. Information can be found on the Facebook page “Help the Haven Houseboaters.” [Read more…]

Kiwanis Trauma Kit

The Friends’ of Kiwanis of Manhasset-Port Washington Foundation presented a Pediatric Trauma Kit to the Rockaway Point Volunteer Emergency Services Group, a division of the Breezy Point-Rockaway Fire Department.

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Salerno Named Chief Of Police

thAfter serving as Acting Chief since May of last year, James Salerno will be promoted the 10th Chief of the Port Washington Police District.
Salerno last spring replaced Chief William J. Kilfoil, who retired after nearly 40 years of service, the last 20 as chief of police.
Salerno has been with the Port police 29 years.
His appointment was unanimously approved by the Board of Police Commissioners of the Port Washington Police District.
A swearing in ceremony will be held on Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. at Atlantic Hook & Ladder Co. #1, 25 Carlton Ave.

Fixing Up After Condo Fire

photo 1Repair work has begun at the Tom’s Point complex in Manhasset Isle, after a blowtorch accidentally burnt through the first floor bedroom of a condominium last Friday, Sept. 19.

Click Here To Read More About The Fire.

“The incident occurred when a contractor was working on pipes in the ceiling of the basement and the flame caught the ceiling and burned through the floor rafters of the bedroom,” said Port Washington Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Waterson.

The owner was not home at the time. One fireman was slightly injured. Seventy five firefighters from five fire departments responded: Port Washington, Roslyn, Manhasset, Great Neck and Albertson.

The fire was brought under control in two hours. Fire damage was mainly to the floor and ceiling, and smoke and water damage was to apartment and basement.

Manorhaven Recognizes Local Heroes

It was a time for giving heroes their due at the last Manorhaven Board of Trustees meeting. Mal Nathan, Max Fleming, Bill Purcell, Thomas Lampus, Jose Mauricio Soriano, Kevin Nicoll, Kevin Watt and Michael Weidner were honored for their efforts to prevent even more loss of life and property damage when a boat in Manhasset Bay caught flames after filling up at Manhasset Bay Marina, killing the boat’s owner. The heroes are flanked on far right by Guy LaMotta, the marina’s owner, Manorhaven Mayor Giovanna Giunta (c.) and Mayor Barbara Donahue to her right, along with village trustees and village attorney James Toner.

Mal Nathan, Max Fleming, Bill Purcell, Thomas Lampus, Jose Mauricio Soriano, Kevin Nicoll, Kevin Watt and Michael Weidner were honored for their efforts to prevent even more loss of life and property damage when a boat in Manhasset Bay caught flames after filling up at Manhasset Bay Marina, killing the boat’s owner. The heroes are flanked on far right by Guy LaMotta, the marina’s owner, Manorhaven Mayor Giovanna Giunta (c.) and Mayor Barbara Donahue to her right, along with village trustees and village attorney James Toner.

In a moving ceremony, Manorhaven Village honored eight local heroes who risked their safety in the moments after a devastating boat explosion on Aug. 20 at the Manhasset Bay Marina.
The explosion claimed one victim, local resident and retired NYPD Captain Bob Hogan, who was at the dock re-fueling his boat when the boat exploded.
Within seconds of the explosion, Kevin E. Nicoll, Jose Mauricio Soriano, Thomas Andrew Lampus, Mike Weidner, Kevin Watt, Bill Purcell and Mal Nathan jumped into action, rescuing people from the water and pushing the burning vessel from the dock.
In addition to the Manorhaven citations, which were presented by Mayor Giovanna Giunta, proclamations from Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and County Executive Ed Mangano were presented to the honorees by Deputy Mayor Lucretia Steele and Trustee Rita DiLucia.
Plandome Manor Mayor Barbara Donohue also presented citations. She noted that Bob Hogan had been a resident of Plandome Manor and an active civic leader.
Guy LaMotta, owner of the Manhasset Bay Marina, said the men acted without regard to their personal safety and he would be forever in their debt. “Who knows what might have happened if they didn’t take action?,” LaMotta said.

Click here for more on the heroic rescue mission.

Fire In Manorhaven Friday

photo 3A condominium at the Tom’s Point complex in Manhasset Isle ignited Friday. Details are sketchy, but a source close to the fire department said a contractor with a blowtorch working on a boiler in the basement accidentally caused the fire by ignited the ceiling, which affected the apartment above.

Port Man Hit By Car

A Port Washington man was struck by a car while laying in the roadway at Main Street and South Bayles Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at around 1 a.m.

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He was taken to North Shore University Hospital, with serious injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was not charged.

This is the second grave vehicular incident at Main Street and South Bayles Avenue in a month. In August, a Lynbrook man crossing Main Street, at S. Bayles, was killed in a hit and run in which the alleged driver was subsequently caught.

New Town Law Could Spur Lawsuits

poleThe Town of North Hempstead is on the cusp of adopting legislation regarding so-called dual poles that could land it with lawsuits.

The town has been holding public hearings on the proposed law, which would require public utilities to remove any “decommissioned” utility poles from roadways, leaving just new poles in place. It comes after PSEG LI put up 210, 80- and 85-foot poles this year, next to older 40- and 45-foot poles, as part of an initiative to improve power reliability.

While wording in town media releases confines the proposed dual pole legislation to town roads, where the town has authority, Supervisor Judi Bosworth says the law “covers the entire Town of North Hempstead,” including roads that are governed by the state, the county and villages. [Read more…]