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Official Newspaper Inc Viliago School District Inc Village School Diftrict "THE GOOD NElGtlBOR NEWSPAPER " mm BEBisaK'iDte- OBSERVER Since 1967 by Mailed Subscription Executive Oftioes: Seiffert Building, 2787 Long Beach Road. Oceanside, MY 11572 Post Office Box A, East Rockaway, NY 11518 <516) 764-2500 The East Roekaway-L< liibed weekly lor t l ' IN THE f Y " i boyk t CheH tEaeRrvLeOir l >CUoDrplno»r»a~tioi fnt.lU SMecIoPn ldip uUba-M PoiUge Paid at RockviVe Centre, N.Y. I1S70 and additional mailing pffiee*. Send iget to' The Eatt Rockaway-Lynbrook' OI)eerver.Au<A.£W kawayi N.Y. a«18. VOL. 34 NO. 48 Wednesday, December 9,1987 30^ PER COPY ERA Old Guard 75th ANNIVERSARY. Congressman Ray McGrath stops at Lynbrook's Tally-Ho, Fire Engine Company #3 Dinner, to extend his congratulations on the Company's 75th Anni-versary. A formal dinner was held by Company #3, winding up a year long series of celebrations to commemorate their Diamond Anniversary. From left to right are Dinner Chairman, James Grismer, Congressman McGrath, Cap-tain Robert Cribbin, First Lt. George Gunn,and Second Lt. Robert Shephard. An end of an era has eome to the East Roekaway Aetion Party. A l t e r 20 y e a r s oI unbroken eontrol over Party oliiees by founders ol the ERA Party, insurgent eandidates swept contested elections lor Party President and Vice President. William Kelleher was elected Presi-dent over incumbent Mur-ray Eskina/i by a vote ol 140 to 100. while Maitin Evans deleated incumbent Rita Van Buren lor the post ol Vice President. The vote was 138 to 101. The first contested party election in history brought almost 250 members to the Grant Avenue Fire House on Monday, December 7th. Many members who were not in good standing paid their 1987 dues in accor-dance with Party by-laws just for the opportunity to vote. Mr. Kelleher and Mr. Evans campaigned on a platform that criticized the Drug Arrest Alumni Association Report by Richard Meagher Attention was ItKUscd on the future as the East Rock-away High School Alumni Association met on Wed-nesday. December 2, in the high ,school to plan for the 1988 membership drive, an April 16 potential show celebrating the 300th Anni-versary of the East Roeka-way Grist Mill, and a poten-tial July 17 Alumni Bash at Lido Beach. Trustee Andy Ferretti reported that the 1988 Membership Drive would begin in earnest in January with a special first class mail-ing to all alumni for whom current addresses are known. A January newslet-ter is also planned with cov-erage of the Fall 1987 Homecoming, a listing (with addresses) of class represen-tatives identified to date, m e m b e r s h i p i n f o r m a t i o n, alumni shirt order informa-tion, and news of upcoming events. A plot summary of the potential April 16 Grist Mill Show draft was presented by Trustee Ed Power. An antic-ipated blend of history, comedy, drama, and music and dance, the script is near-ing completion with a cast call expected in January. "It should be a fun show," commented an alumna." After spirited debate, a July 17 date was chosen as the tentative date for an Alumni Beach Bash at Lido Beach. Alumnus Joe Whit-ney is serving as project coordinator. In other actions, the Executive Board approved the amended minutes of the Novembr 4 meeting as pre-sented by Recording Secre-tary Janice Sanders; the Treasurer's Report indicat-ing a balance on hand as of 12/2/87 of $9,449.21 as presented by Treasurer Elaine Boll; and a Home-coming Final Report indi-cating a net profit of $1,038.38 as presented by the Homccoming Chair-man, Trustee Ed Carey. A hearty round of applause was given in appreciation of the fine job done by Trustee Carey and his committee, e s p e c i a l l y Reservations Coordinator Genie Kubat. Corresponding Secretary Paula DePietro indicated that class representatives had been identified for 1949 (Donald Runacres) and 1984 (Andrew Hedges). She 'also recommended that a special meeting of class representatives be called to acquaint them with their roles and to seek to involve them to a greater extent in the Association. After dis-cussion, it was decided to devote part of the January 6 meeting to this important task. Trustee Betty Johnston asked for confirmation on her authority to proceed as project coordinator for the Alumni A s s o c i a t i o n 's Summer Camp project, which was given unanim-ously by the Executive Board. Vice president John Brennan reported that alumni shirt revenue totalled $321 for the month of November and that he was investigating the costs of jackets. President Richard J. Meagher asked for alumni support for the Career Night being planned for current high school stu-dents by the High School PTA's Committee on Voca-tional and Academic Excel-lence on Thursday Evening. February 4, 1988. Alumni interested in par-ticipating in any of these activities are urged to attend the next scheduled meeting at 7:30 p.m. on January 6, 1988, in the Music Room at the high school. A Baldwin man was arrested by a Lynbrook Police Officer and charged with transporting an illegal substance used to dilute cocaine. Lawrence Shuster of Cram^^r Street, Baldwin, was stopped by Lynbrook Police Ralph Bocchio after he allegedly went through a red light at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Rocklyn Avenue on Wed-nesday, December 3, 1987. According to police, a check of the vehicle revealed 12 metal cans which con-tained a total of 300 kilo-grams of procaine hydroch-loride, which can be used to dilute cocaine. Mr. Shuster has been charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia, posses-sion of the substance with-out being a licensed phar-macist. as well fjs criminal impersonation for allegedly trying to give a false identification. Police officials reported that Shuster explained that he had paid $6,450 for the procaine hydrochloride in the state of New Jersey and intended to drive it to Mexico. '*old guard" of the party for allowing the same group of people to maintain control of the party year after year. They cited the fact that Mr. Eskina/i had been Party President in the early 1970s, elected Trustee, then Dep-uty Mayor, and when forced off the Board after serving for 8 years, he became Party, President again. Mr. Eski-na/. i and Mrs. Van Buren campaigned on a platform that stressesd their expe-rience in office and the many Village and Party offices each has held over the years. In other voting, the fol-lowing candidates were . elected to the Board of Directors: Robert Mc-; Tague, Eugene Torborg,' Kevin McNuhy, Michael Mullin, Ted Reinhard, and Everett Janes. All candi-dates ran unopposed. The newly elected officers will be sworn into office at the ERA Party's annual January reception. SANTA ARRIVES IN LYNBROOK. When the tempera-ture drops and thewind picks up, you know it's that time of year again. Santa Claus made a trip from the North Pole to Lynbrook lastweek, andwith the help of the Village Board and Chamber of Commerce, a lot of kids had a happier day. Greeting Santa on his arrival are, from left to right, Murray Levitt, Chamber of Commerce Director; Lynbrook Fire Chief Peter Skeris, Trustee Stephen Grogan, Annette Ling, Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce; Santa; Mayor William Geier; Deputy Mayor Norman Dreyer; Trustee Dominic DeCarlo; Police Sgt. Brian Blomquist, and Trustee Bud Lanning.
|Title||Observer_1987-12-09; 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|
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|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|
"THE GOOD NElGtlBOR NEWSPAPER " mm BEBisaK'iDte-
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Post Office Box A, East Rockaway, NY 11518 <516) 764-2500
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