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Bye Bye Birdie Lands At JCC

birdieLuna Romero, 6, Margit Tess Romero, 8, and Lola Barbalat, 9, are the Port Washington thespians in the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center theatre group’s presentation of Bye Bye Birdie on Aug. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m.

A satire on American society in 1958, Bye Bye Birdie focuses on the chaos that ensues as chart-topping rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted by the U.S. army. Desperate for a publicity stunt to help manager Albert Peterson and longtime love Rose Alvarez survive Birdie’s departure, the couple send Conrad to small-town America to place his goodbye kiss on lucky fan Kim MacAfee—for the entire world to see. [Read more...]

Opinion: The Poison In PSEG Poles

polesUtilities often justify the unannounced construction by citing eminent domain. Or, if necessary, after the giant poles are erected, they issue a mea culpa (ad maiorem gloriam potestatem).

In our case, the poles are not only tall, but also toxic. Read more…

That’s No Striped Bass

bassCharles Casolaro, Jr., who was fishing in Manhasset Bay for striped bass last week with his grandfather Ray Voulo of Port Washington, got quite the different catch: a baby sand shark. Charles, ever the sportsman, threw it back.

Port To Get Welcome Brochure

portNorth Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, the Town Board and the Business and Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC), are proud to announce that the 2014 ‘Welcome to Port Washington’ brochure is now available. The brochure provides information on the town dock amenities and services, as well as information on over one hundred local businesses our community can support in Port Washington.

“North Hempstead has many wonderful recreational and entertainment spots,” Supervisor Bosworth said. “This brochure will connect you directly to the businesses that make the historic waterfront community of Port Washington so much fun to frequent during the summer season.” [Read more...]

Police Salute Port Girl Scouts

portGirl Scouts Julia Gurlitz, Gianna Guzzo, and Rebecca Muratore from Troop 410 were awarded citations for their Silver Badge Project in community service during the Police Commissioners meeting.

The girls sponsored a contest at Weber Middle School. Each home base was invited to come up with a snappy slogan supporting the police district’s “Be S.M.A.R.T., Drive Safely” campaign. A group of adults chose the winning slogan, “One Call Could Wreck It All.”

In making the presentation to the girls, Commissioner Dave Franklin thanked them for supporting the Port Washington safety campaign. [Read more...]

LIRR Strike Worries Port Commuters

portThreat of a possible strike still looms should union workers with the Long Island Rail Road not reach an agreement by July 20, which could leave many Long Island commuters stranded at the station. In Port Washington, commuters are deeply concerned about the potential strike, as demonstrated by comments made earlier this week at the Port train station.

“When they strike, they put people out of work.” said Lloyd Dumpson. “It stops everything. We need them. If they need more money and more benefits, give it to them. A strike will cause traffic and that’s going to cause accidents.” [Read more...]

PWGreen Photo Contest Winners

Sophia Lampl won in the youth category for her sea bird hovering in a beautiful sky and Andrew Small won in the adult category for his fisherman at sunset in the PWGreen photography contest held each year during HarborFest. The requirement is that the photo be of local environmental interest.Pelican_062714A [Read more...]

1940s Music Comes To Landmark

landmarkonmainAs part of a year-long celebration of the Golden Era of Radio, Port Washington Play Troupe’s summer production will be The 1940’s Radio Hour, performing July 18, 19, 20 and 25, 26, 27 at Landmark on Main Street, with all proceeds from the July 20 show benefiting the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults. [Read more...]

Schreiber 1964 Class Reunion

SchreiberGraduation_062813Schreiber High School Class of 1964 will celebrate its 50th reunion on the weekend of September 12 – 14, 2014 in Port Washington.  The Reunion Gala is planned for Saturday evening, September 13 at the Port Washington Yacht Club.

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LIRR Strike: Port Parking Plans

LIRRTown of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth has announced that the Town has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad workers strike on July 20.

The plan includes opening up free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, for those who wish to car pool, and providing up to 300 spaces at Town facilities at iPark, 1305 Union Turnpike in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Turnpike. Commuters may also use iPark for carpooling.

In addition, the Town has also created a “one stop shopping” page on the Town website dedicated to providing information about alternative forms of transportation, which includes 511NYRideshare (carpooling information); NICE Nassau Inter-County Express (bus schedules); MTA (subway schedules,  routes and LIRR updates) and other bus routes and schedules.

“I remain hopeful that a strike will be averted, but as the saying goes, ‘Hope for the best and plan for the worst.’ We are planning for the worst case scenario so that we are ready to help our local commuters in the event of a strike,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “We hope that by opening up some Town parking areas we can make some transportation options more accessible to commuters.”

The Town also may consider lifting all Town parking restrictions, which would require a resolution approved by the Town Board.

For a full list of transportation alternatives, visit www.northhempsteadny.gov/LIRRstrike  or call 311.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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