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Obituary: Albers, Frank

Frank Albers, Sr., formerly of Farmingdale, passed away on April 4, 2014 in S. Kortright, N.Y., at the age of 84 after complications from Parkinson’s Disease.  Frank was born on September 30, 1929 on Albers Farm, which was located on Albers Lane in Farmingdale and resided on Parkdale Drive in Farmingdale until he retired in 1986.

 

A graduate of Farmingdale High School in 1947, he owned and operated Center Island Auto Repair in East Meadow, from 1958 until his retirement in 1986.  In retirement, he kept himself busy working for the S. Kortright Central School District as a substitute teacher, school bus driver and school bus mechanic.  He also had an Antique Shop on his property and enjoyed restoring furniture.  

 

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Doris (Knobloch) Albers of S. Kortright: daughters Janet (Mike) Miller of Lake Wales, Fla.: Barbara (Kevin) Hill of Great River; Carol (Michael) Wowk of Bethlehem, Conn.; and a son Frank (Lynn) Albers, Jr of Cold Spring Harbor;  8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Also, surviving him is his brother Henry Albers of Sebastian, Fla.  Frank is predeceased by his sister, Audrey Vandereedt. A memorial mass was held on April 8, 2014 in S. Kortright, NY.


News

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced that 258 campus police officers at 12 SUNY schools—including SUNY Farmingdale State College—are being armed with naloxone, an extremely effective heroin antidote that can instantly undo the effects of an opioid or heroin overdose.

The antidote, more commonly known as Narcan, will be provided as part of Schneiderman’s Community Overdose Prevention Program, which uses funds seized from drug dealers and other criminals to reimburse local police departments for the cost of naloxone kits.

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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