Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Beanie's Mexican Restaurant in Port Washington is donating 100 percent of its profits on two upcoming days to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, citing special ties with Ocean City, NJ.
While life in the Midwest continues as normal, plenty of people on the East Coast continue to deal with the repercussions of Hurricane Sandy. Four hospitals in New York remained closed with their patients scattered among other clinics on Sunday, and, according to New York Daily Times, a reopen date still remains unclear. Nearly 200,000 remained without power in the northeast region as of Saturday, about two weeks after the storm, according to ABCnews.com. And extensive flood damage throughout the area has some worried that the National Flood Insurance Program will not be able to afford what is being ranked as the "nation's second-worst storm for claims paid" by the program, according to the New York Times. And while the hurricane's reach …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Though the Port Washington Common Council had been talking about spending some money to figure out the next best steps in bluff stabilization, the lack of funding has pushed the council to hold off likely until next year.
There has been a lot of talk about beach beautification and bluff stablization, and for now it seems the Port Washington Common Council is going to leave it at that. City Engineer Rob Vanden Noven presented the council with bids from two separate companies to conduct soil borings — a test that would help determine the best next step in stabilizing the bluffs, such as installing a wick system. Wisconsin Testing Laboratories LLC offered a bid of $17,117, while Giles Engineering Associates bid $14,880. But with no money budgeted for such tests this year, the council was quick to put the brakes on. "We are going to have to talk about where the money would come from, because this would eat up all the contingency fund," City Adminstrator Mark …
Friday, May 18, 2012
The Port Washington Common Council approved a $500 addition of a curb-like lift to the access point at North Beach, which will help drain the water away from the path. The council is still discussing long-term solutions.
Heading out for a day at the beach, one might expect to feel the sand between their toes — but when heading to North Beach in Port Washington, visitors are often met with soppy mud and a sand-covered trail before hitting the shoreline. The issue, caused by runoff from the bluff, is something that city officials started discussing after it was brought up at a council meeting, and a temporary solution was approved at Tuesday night's meeting. The city plans to add a curb-like edging along the path to help channel the water down to the beach, City Adminstrator Mark Grams said. The small improvement shouldn't cost more than $500, an amount that is easily available in the city's budget. "At least for the smaller rains that we might have, and …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Whether you visited a new or beloved destination or just stayed at home, Patch is inviting readers to share the ways you enjoyed spring break last week.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lyssa Beyer
Monday, April 16, 2012
With a high of only 46 and patchy frost expected early Tuesday morning, Port Washington and Saukville residents could use a little warm up. Lucky for us, spring break was last week — meaning a lot of people likely just got back from vacation. Put a little sunshine back in our lives by showing us the pictures from the places you visited! Didn't go anywhere for spring break? Don't worry — just upload your photos showing us the ways you enjoyed the week off with your kids.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Port Washington and Saukville had sunny weekends, followed by a predicted stormy Monday — but things look bright again for Tuesday.
The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 75 for Monday with a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms. Monday night, temperatures are expected to dip to a low of 60, with a continued 30 percent chance of storms. For Tuesday, expect a high of 76 and sunny, with a low of 55 as well as patchy fog come nighttime. The patchy fog will continue Wednesday morning, with a high of 74, and clearing up Wednesday night with a low of 58. In Saukville, expect mostly the same patterns, but with different high temperatures: 77 for Monday, 78 on Tuesday and 75 on Wednesday.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter.
A 48-year-old Port Washington woman reported her Discover card missing at 9:25 a.m. June 7 after attending the Newburg Fireman's Picnic. Police found that transactions had since been made in the Saukville and West Bend areas without the woman's permission. More from the reports: