Raising his voice against the sounds of drills and other tools reverberating through the unfinished lobby of the Regal movie theater as dozens of workers scrambled about, Project Superintendent Marc Losquadro discussed the strategy of completing such an undertaking.
PSEG Long Island on Jan. 9 filed a state application proposing a new 7.3-mile, high-voltage power line that would run underground between substations in Uniondale and Lynbrook, and is aimed at reducing outages in the area.
It was shortly after 2 a.m. on Jan. 4, and snow had just begun falling as Scott Keller climbed into his plow truck. Snow was pelting the windshield, and a Guns N’ Roses tune was blaring from the speakers. Keller was speaking of his girlfriend of 11 years, Peg Feehan.
The federal Emergency Management Agency is providing $5 million to help cover engineering costs for a planned project to send partially treated sewage from the Bay Park Water Reclamation Facility in East Rockaway to the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Wantagh, where it will be sent for discharge three miles out in the Atlantic Ocean.
Burger Bandit owner Ryan Straschnow has stood outside his business and peered across Merrick Road with interest as the Regal movie theater construction progressed. Straschnow, 22, said he bought the restaurant, across the street on Broadway, in the hope that he could generate business from hungry theatergoers.
Tears streamed down the faces of many students and faculty members at East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School last month as John Halligan told the tragic story of his son Ryan, who took his own life at age 13 in 2003 after being bullied.
The East Rockaway village board of trustees honored athletes, a local businessman and an elected official at its final meeting of 2017.
James Anemone played an hour’s worth of classical music on the piano on Dec. 19 to raise money for his former East Rockaway High School teacher Peter Ceglio’s son, Stephen, 13, who suffers from a rare genetic mutation.
As the First Lady of New York in 1983, Matilda Cuomo wanted to create a state program in which children facing hardships are paired with a mentor who would support them. But before her husband, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, implemented the program, Matilda wanted to test out the idea herself as a mentor to a girl, Ellie Delgado, who had anger problems and was considering dropping out of school to return to Puerto Rico where she would get a job as a prostitute.
The Village of East Rockaway board of trustees voted on Dec. 11 to create a committee comprised of board members, the village attorney and building superintendent to review the village’s code.
Mildred A. “Missy” Pagliaro (Ruggiero) died on Dec. 1. She was 74. Pagliaro was the beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Pagliaro, and the proud mother of Joseph, Donna, and Andrew. Loving sister to Lorraine Formont and sister-in-law to her late husband and former East Rockaway Mayor, Charles H. Formont, and cherished aunt to Christopher.
The Week Ahead
The Lynbrook Public Library will be hosting a practice exam for the SATs and ACTs on Jan. 13 at 10:15 a.m.
The ‘brainy book club’ will meet on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the East Rockaway Public Library.
Guests can make their own simple environmentally friendly cleaners from household products at the East Rockaway Public Library on Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Here is the latest arrest report for Lynbrook and East Rockaway.