My friend, Ralph Kolodny, professor emeritus at Boston University School of Social Work, commented on the brutality of the schoolyard in children’s lives. He said, “We tend to forget the pain that normally characterizes interaction among children. Oddly enough,” he added, “the work of the imaginative journalist or novelist often provides a more accurate picture.”
(Editor’s note: This letter is in response to “Support Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages” by Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD, volunteer of the American Heart Association that appeared in the Friday, Dec. 10 edition of the Farmingdale Observer.)
The abuse of alcohol has ended the lives of moms, dads, children, husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, grandparents, nieces, nephews, co-workers, neighbors, members of the clergy, even the unborn!
On Tuesday, Nov. 30, a festive program on Farmingdale’s Village Green featured the holiday lighting of the Tri-centennial Tree. This blue spruce tree was planted following the Tri-centennial of Settlement commemoration of 1987, which noted the community’s 300th year since the arrival of first settler Thomas Powell in 1687. The historical society has been a proud co-sponsor of the event since it was first held in 1989.
(Editor’s note: This letter is in response to the letter to the editor in the Dec. 3 edition of the Farmingdale Observer titled, “When a Tree Is More Than Just a Tree!” by Georgiana Sena.)
Sadly during this holiday season in a non-election year I am forced to respond to Ms. Sena’s letter to the editor which appeared in the December 3rd issue of the Observer. Here are the facts.
A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the many volunteers who helped decorate our Village for the 2010 holiday season. The air was cold and crisp but spirits were sunny and warm as the members of the Beautification Committee, together with new volunteers, members of the Women’s Club, Junior Members of the Village Fire Department, Mayor, Trustees and Public Works Superintendent and staff worked countless hours getting all our decorations prepared for this year.
(Editor’s note: This letter is in response to letter in the Oct. 22 edition of the Farmingdale Observer titled, “We Were Lied To” by Brendan Mahoney.)
This letter is in response to a letter written by Brendan Mahoney entitled “We Were Lied To” which you published on Friday, October 22, 2010.
(Editor’s note: This letter is in response to the story Facing and Fighting Bone Marrow Disease that appeared on the front page of the Healthy Living Digest this month.)
With Thanksgiving close at hand, there are those that are blessed with plenty of food, but have no one to share it with.
(The following letter is in response to the seminar announcement titled “Nassau Bar Association Hosts Cyber-bullying and Sexting Seminar Held” that appeared in the Friday, Nov. 5 edition of the Farmingdale Observer.)
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