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Official Newspaper INCORPORATED VILLAGE East Rockaway SCHOOL DISTRICT INCORPORATED VILUGE Lynbrook SCHOOL DISTRICT *'THE GOOD NEIGHBOR NEWSPAPER " <L i ; . \i, ini))l i c T . i b i . a ry •17 7 A I: J tin l i e Av(i. ll.ijil. lUK'kawny, NY 3J.518 Since 1967 by Mailed Subscription Executive Offices: Seifferf Building, 2787 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY 11572] Post Office Box A, East Rockaway. NY 11518 (516) 764-2500 VOL. 32 NO. 36 Wednesday, July 31,1985 "YOUR VOICE IN THE COMMUNITY" T h e Eaxl RorkiiWi>>-Lynbrook o i m e n e r Publication ttl6S080 ih pub-liHheci weekly for $12.00 by the E R L U Corporation. Second ClaMH l>oitla|;e P a id at Rockt i l le Centre, N. V . 11570 find additional mailing offictK. Send addreHH rbanKex to The East Korkaway-Lvnbrook Ubxferver, Bo* A, Eaiit Hockaway. N.Y. I I S I 8 . " 30c PER COPY Board Reduces School Tax Rate WELCOME. Wefcomlns the iwople of Etst Rockaway to the Bay Park Civic Associaiton Block Party on Saturday, July 27, were, from left to right: (front row) Debbie Hansen, Sue Daiz, Phyllis La Selva, and Pete Tortorici; (back row) Joe Sala, Bob Califano, Joe Palazzolo, Mathew Gary, and Gene Nelson. (More picture on page 3). By Carol Moimco Red, white and blue rib-bons are going to be seen in the Village of East Rocka-way, representing those who have contributed to the res-toration of the Statue of Liberty. As part of the community effort to raise $ 10,000 for the statue, young people will be going door to door, starting in the middle of August, ask-ing residents for donations. "If a family contributes $2 or more, they will receive a red, white and blue ribbon to tie around their tree or to dis-play anywhere in their frontyard to show that they are supporting the statue," said Emma Tolmach, chair-person of the East Rocka-way Liberty Centennial Committee. Eas> Rockaway is the first community on Long Island to achieve Liberty Leader-ship status. "The fundisiis-ing campaign provides a common thread which is what the community needs. You can't have a better common cause than the refurbishing of the Statue of Liberty," East Rockaway Mayor Theodore Reinhard said. Mayor Reinhard, who along with Congressman Norman Lent, is honorary co-chairman of the commit-tee, was the first to receive a ribbon which has been tied a r o u n d a tree in his frontyard. Letters will also be given to East Rockaway organiza-t i o n s , b u s i n e s s e s and schools requesting their par-ticipation in the community effort to help save the statue, according to Tolmach. "An honor roll will be compiled listing all those who have contributed to this fundrais-ing drive," she said. It was announced at a committee meeting in July that on Saturday, August 3, the committee will honor an "American by Choice" at a concert presented by the East Rockaway Cultural Arts Council and the village in Memorial Park, begin-ning at 8 p.m. "This is a ceremony which honors an individual who came to this country to become an Amer-ican citizen. At the concert, Brendan Boyle of East Rockaway who came from (Continued on Page 4) The East Rockaway Board of Education has voted to cut the revenue to be raised by taxes by $100,000 in the 1985-86 budget, resulting in a decrease in the average school tax rate of approxi-mately $.50. The action was taken at a special meeting held at the high school on Monday, July 29. Stating that an unexpect-edly large end-of-year bal-ance made this move possi-ble, Board President John Van Houten proposed and Richard Meagher seconded this tax reduction plan, "i am confident that from the figures given to us by Stan-ley (Germain, Business Administrator) and Bob (Parry, Superintendent of Schools), we have the funds Lynbrook Fire Department Active On Saturday, July 27th at 2:30 p.m., an enclosed van was being driven west on Sunrise Highway at Atlantic Avenue in Lynbrook. The van was being operated by a Valley Stream man and con-tained his three children, assorted foods for a picnic and a 100 lb. cylinder of propane. After striking a bump in the roadway, the propane cylinder's valve opened leaking gas into the van. The driver stopped his van on the north side of Sunrise Highw^ adjacent to the Fayva Shoe Store and reported the problem to Officer John Reichert on traffic duty. Officer Reichert opened the rear door of the van, observed the propane tank and immediately called for the Lynbrook Fire Department. Headed by Third Deputy Chief Richard Neidecker, the Department responded 100 strong. Engine Com-pany connected to the c o r n e r h y d r a n t and stretched two attack lines to vent the van and keep the vapors from concentrating. Aided by men from Hose Company, the two lines advanced enabling Ex- Captain Gary Pazmann to shut off the leaking tank. Once the flow was stopped all that remained was dissi-pating the vapors for the next half-hour (in ninety degree sun of course). Chief Robert CitKovic arrived shortly after to supervise the careful inspec-tion of the adjacent build-ings, storm sewers, drains, etc. Being heavier than air, propane seeks a low point and may remain undetected for hours. An errant spark can trigger a Hazardous explosion. Ironically, the members of Engine Com-pany had just undergone a (Continued on Page 12) to carry out this motion," stated Van Houten. Richard Meagher called the move "a matter of jus-tice," staing "it's a positive gesture to the community after the events of 1984." Board member Elaine Boll stated that "last year, we promised to apply any excess to a reduction in tax. That is ^ h a t we are doing." B o a r d member Jane Brezenoff stated "I prefer to keep the funds—earning interest in a bank, if necessary—but I will go along with the wishes of the Board. 1 am afraid that we will be caught like last year." It was only one year ago that the Board of Education, coming to grips with a costly oil spill and an unexpectedly low end-of-year balance, warfoFced to raise taxes in a special session. The move prompted fears by some on the Board that the District would never again pass a school budget. "As it is," stated Meagher, "last year's budget did not pass by too healthy a mar-gin. 1 believe that as a matter of justice we take this action as a good gesture of our efforts to the community." The rate to be collected through real property taxes, approved by the voters this May, originally called for $6,524,097, or an average school tax rate of $32.62. Through the application of an additional $100,000 end-o f - y e a r b a l a n c e , the revenues needed amount to $6,424,097, or an average tax rate of $32.12. The action in no way affects the level of education of the children of the school district. "We're not cutting the amount available to the school," stated President Van Houten. **t want to stress that expenditures are (Continued on Page 12) East Rockaway Summer 1885 By Mildred Roemer TYING A RIBBON. Mayor Ted Rleinhard displays the lib-erty Committee's Patriotic Ribbon. The Public Hearing sche-duled for Thursday, August 8 at 8 p.m. at the East Rock-away Village Hall on the topic of a Zoning Variance for the property known as the Criterion Theatre has been postponed. A new hearing date has not been scheduled at this time. In an advertisement Cha-rles Davison published, it was stated that, "The Davi-son Lumber Yard is the place to buy building mate-rials of all kinds at bottom prices and his grist mill and sawmill are the best on the island." This according to an article printed in the "South Shore OBSERVER" and written in a paper assigned to Liso Lupo by her 6th grade teacher, Mr. Tom Carty. She continued: "Wil-liam and Smith Abrams shipped about 300 bushels of oysters a week to market." This read like a bustling summer business in the small Village, but there were also accounts of a fatal accident and mugging. "A Fatal Accident" was the heading on Jess Walker's assigned paper: "Elward S. Abrams was annoyed by cats and took his revolver to shoot them. A wagon was passing at the moment and he attempted to put his gun in his pocket when it dis-charged. The bullet entered his back and went through his pelvis. His funeral took place on Tuesday from the St. James Episcopal Church in Pearsalls (Lynbrook)." "A Brutal Outrage" was w r i t t e n from a n o t h er OBSERVER article by Francine Castello con-cerned Samuel Elderd, flagman at the L.l.R.R. B a r n um ( I s l a n d Park) drawbridge on the Long Beach Railroad. "Last Thursday was payday," it was reported, "and in the forenoon he received $45 in pay. Mr. Elderd 'started home at 10:30 at night. After the last train had passed, near Powell's Creek, he was attacked by two ruffians, who knocked him down with a bar of iron and beat him in the most brutal manner. They went through his pockets for his money, but he had taken it home to his wife in the afternoon. Elderd rallied and reached the home of Joseph Combs, and startled the family by falling through the door. A doctor was called and it was found that Mr. Elderd had sustained many injuries. However, he survived the ordeal, but the "ruffians" were not caught." In a later report it was stated that Mr. Elderd received no pay or assistance from the railroad for the long period of conva-lescence while he was absent from his job. I3TH ANNIVERSARY. Hempstead Town Presiding Supervisor Thomas S. Gulotta (2nd left) attends the Lith anniversary party of the Nathan Hale Senior Citizens Hous-ing Complex in Lynbrook. Shown are: Dorothy La Barbera; Lee Kelly; Artie Swaine; manager Jack Gordon; and Gabrielle Ajosa, all of Lynbrook.
|Title||Observer_1985-07-31; East Rockaway/Lynbrook Observer|
|Description||This is a newspaper distributed locally within East Rockaway and Lynbrook, Bay Park and Hewlett Point|
|Creator||Charles L & Jean P. Warner|
|Publisher||Charles L & Jean P. Warner|
|Contributors||Scanned and Prepared by Hudson Microimaging, Port Ewen, NY 12466|
|Source||East Rockaway Public Library; HSERL|
|Rights||The Newspaper is in the public domain and Digital Rights Held by East Rockaway Public Library and the Historical Society of East Rockaway & Lynbrook|
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