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Changes Coming At Animal League

North Shore Animal League America (NSALA), established in 1944, is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, as well as a familiar site to many Port Washington residents. The Animal League works to both save and find homes for thousands of cats and dogs, and is striving to further expand its facility in order to provide more room for rescued animals.AnimalLeague080515A copy [Read more…]

Art At Harborside

The residents of The Amsterdam at Harborside were mesmerized by a presentation given recently by Shirley Spector. The talk, entitled Artists Self-Portraits, featured works by many well-known painters including Gustave Corbet, who is shown in the photo above. Shirley Spector, a former docent at the Nassau County Museum of Art, is herself a resident of The Amsterdam at Harborside. (Photo by Edwin Hess)

The residents of The Amsterdam at Harborside were mesmerized by a presentation given recently by Shirley Spector. The talk, entitled Artists Self-Portraits, featured works by many well-known painters including Gustave Corbet, who is shown in the photo above. Shirley Spector, a former docent at the Nassau County Museum of Art, is herself a resident of The Amsterdam at Harborside. (Photo by Edwin Hess)

Cosmos Win LI Cup

Top Row: Andrew Sichiani, Jason Vinciguerra, Assistant Coach Michael Vinciguerra, Trevor Capps, Coach Eric Prengel, Luke Vinciguerra, James Young, Middle Row: Joshua Rosen, Alex Chakrian, Shiv Chatrath, Jonathan Klopp, Sean Cassidy, Dylan Prengel, Bottom Row: Isaac Goldstein, Maxx Donowitz, Theo Steinberg, Derek Lam, Jacob Schupak

Top Row: Andrew Sichiani, Jason Vinciguerra, Assistant Coach Michael Vinciguerra, Trevor Capps, Coach Eric Prengel, Luke Vinciguerra, James Young, Middle Row: Joshua Rosen, Alex Chakrian, Shiv Chatrath, Jonathan Klopp, Sean Cassidy, Dylan Prengel, Bottom Row: Isaac Goldstein, Maxx Donowitz, Theo Steinberg, Derek Lam, Jacob Schupak

The Port Washington Soccer Club BU-12 Cosmos won the LIJSL Long Island Cup 2002 Inter-A final on June 21 in a nail biting 5 – 4 penalty shoot out over the previously undefeated Lindenhurst Bianco Verde team. It was the Cosmos’ first appearance in the LI Cup finals, a single game elimination tournament held during the spring season. The Cosmos reached the finals by winning 4 games played throughout the spring 2015 season. [Read more…]

wit & whim Supports Preserve

Friends of the Sands Point Preserve was selected by wit & whim to receive 100 percent of the shop’s proceeds during the month of July. Supporters helped kick off this event on July 9 with a cocktail party at the store.

Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Friends of Sands Point Preserve Executive Director Jean-Marie Posner, Town Clerk Wayne Wink and Wit & Whim owner Laurie Scheinman

Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Friends of Sands Point Preserve Executive Director Jean-Marie Posner, Town Clerk Wayne Wink and Wit & Whim owner Laurie Scheinman

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Sands Point Sprint

Runners and walkers are invited to join in the fun for what is one of the most unusual 5K courses on Long Island, at the Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint on Sunday, August 9.

GLIRC President Mike Polansky; Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello partner John Dunne; Sunrise Day Camp board member Ken Faltischek, Ellen Copeman of the Lynbrook Runner’s Stop, GLIRC Director of Operations Linda Ottaviano; Jessica Kamens of Sunrise Day Camp and Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello partner Ken Gartner

GLIRC President Mike Polansky; Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello partner John Dunne; Sunrise Day Camp board member Ken Faltischek, Ellen Copeman of the Lynbrook Runner’s Stop, GLIRC Director of Operations Linda Ottaviano; Jessica Kamens of Sunrise Day Camp and Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello partner Ken Gartner

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FBI Special Agent In Town

FRANKELFBI072215Richard Frankel, a lifelong resident of Port Washington, was recently named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Newark Division by Director James Comey. In this new position, Frankel supervises the FBI employees in the Newark division, covering all of their investigative responsibilities, including counterterrorism, counterintelligence, criminal investigations, cyber-security matters, as well as specialized response teams. [Read more…]

New Tenant Award To GLM Design & Build

GLM Design & Build, a construction company specializing in building custom commercial and residential spaces, was awarded a new tenant bonus of $3,000 from the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District’s (BID) New Tenant Bonus Program this month. GLM Design & Build is located at 73-75 Manorhaven Blvd. “This money will be used help pay my insurance and lease payments,” said Glenroy Bramble, owner of GLM Design & Build. “It will really come in handy because insurance and workman’s compensation is very expensive.”

Glenroy Bramble, Owner of GLM Design & Build and Mariann Dalimonte, executive director of the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District (BID)

Glenroy Bramble, Owner of GLM Design & Build and Mariann Dalimonte, executive director of the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District (BID)

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Stop & Shop Expands Market Reach

Since Stop & Shop opened at 65 Shore Road in Port Washington in March 2004, it has become the go-to grocery store for many Port Washington residents. Some residents are unaware that the local Stop & Shop is part of a large grocery chain that reaches far outside of New York. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York.

And, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is about to get even larger. On July 20, Stop & Shop announced that it will expand its market reach by acquiring 25 A&P stores in the greater New York area, from The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, for $146 million. The acquisition includes grocery stores in Baldwin, Bayside, Long Beach, Huntington and Massapequa, among other locations.Stop&Shop_080515D [Read more…]

New Website Tracks Air Noise

Len Schaier and www.airnoisereport.com

Len Schaier and www.airnoisereport.com

Summer is in full swing and for many it’s a time to relax outside at the beach, pool or on the patio. It’s also a time when a multitude of helicopters transport people from Manhattan to the Hamptons, and seaplanes are flying overhead to land in the harbors of the East End. The noise from these helicopters and seaplanes is disturbing to many residents along the North Shore, from Queens all the way out East. Port Washington is right in the flight path of many of these helicopters and seaplanes, which fly lower than in years past, according to Port Washington resident Len Schaier, who is the president of quietskies.net, a group dedicated to supporting citizens around the country in their efforts to control aircraft and helicopter noise and pollution. [Read more…]

Nassau DA Democratic Primary Lawsuit Filed

In last week’s issue of the Port Washington News, Linda Portney Goldstein interviewed Michael Scotto, who is running against Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas in the September 10 Democratic primary for Nassau County District Attorney. On July 20, 2015, Singas and three individually named voters filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Nassau County, seeking to remove Scotto’s name from the Democratic Party’s primary ballot. The lawsuit alleges improprieties in the signatures on Scotto’s petition, including “fraudulent dates” and “forged signatures.” Keith Corbett of Harris Beach PLLC, the attorney who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Singas and the other petitioners, did not respond to the Port Washington News’ request for comment. Isaac Goldberg, Singas’ campaign consultant, said that he had no comment about the lawsuit.

Scotto said, “Madeline Singas and three democratic operatives, including Nassau County Democrat spokesperson Bonnie Garone, filed a lawsuit challenging my 6,355 filed signatures­, more than triple the amount we need to qualify. My election lawyer is confident that we will prevail, and in his view the lawsuit was filed merely to bog us down in court and drain resources.” He continued, “It is clear to even my twelve year old son that Ms. Singas is trying to knock me off the ballot because she knows I can beat her in the primary. It’s sad that Ms. Singas and her operatives are trying to deny over 6,000 Democratic voters a chance to choose their candidate. We live in a democratic society, not a third-world country.” The lawsuit will be heard on July 29.