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.
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.
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.
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.
By all accounts, 2018 should be a year when Lynbrook and East Rockaway get things done. Local officials said that a number of important projects were nearing completion as 2017 drew to a close, and should be completed in the new year.
After taking the Conference A3 girls’ basketball title last season, Lynbrook is on a roller-coaster 2017-2018 campaign due to uneven play and injuries.
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.
Lynbrook residents are now able to sign up online to receive text messages about village issues.
This is the last installment of a three-part series written by Lynbrook Village Historian and author Art Mattson, who wrote “The History of Lynbrook” among other published works.
The East Rockaway village board of trustees honored athletes, a local businessman and an elected official at its final meeting of 2017.
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.