Roundup: Board Of Ed; Longshore Sailing School, More


The Board of Education takes another step toward deciding reopening plans at tomorrow’s meeting (Monday, August, 3, 7 p.m.).

The virtual session will be livestreamed on westportps.org, and shown on Optimum channel 78 and Frontier channel 6021. Emails to board members can be sent to BOE@westportps.org.


The “Wall of Fame” at Longshore Sailing School displays staff photos going back several decades. Most of them look quite similar. This year’s does not.

(Photo courtesy of John Kantor)


And finally … the legacy of John Lewis, the protests after the death of George Floyd, the linked arms of the Wall of Moms in Portland, the passion of young people after Parkland, the knee-taking by Major League Baseball players — those and so many other acts of standing up for one’s beliefs reinforce the inspiring message of the great Phil Ochs:

5 responses to “Roundup: Board Of Ed; Longshore Sailing School, More

  1. Celeste Champagne

    Thanks for the Phil Ochs. Just the right thing for the day/time.

  2. Roseann Spengler

    Inspirational song. Loved it… and also, seeing Owen’s masked face in the Sailing School photo. Thank you, Dan.

  3. Peggy O'Halloran

    Thanks for the song, Dan…tears in my eyes, tears in my heart.

  4. is there any diversity at the Longshore Sailing Club? Or any planned D&I programs? Any under served programs? Not a good look, especially going back ‘decades’.

  5. I am just flummoxed. Experts are clear that mask-wearing does not obviate the need for social distancing. https://www.umms.org/coronavirus/what-to-know/prevention-safety/protect/masks

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