Community to Dedicate Keith Fairben Walk
On Sunday, Oct. 17, at 4 p.m., on the corner of Holland Avenue and Jericho Turnpike, dignitaries, the village board, the Floral Park Fire Department and representatives of Columbia Presbyterian Emergency Medical Services will gather to dedicate the first block of Holland Avenue to Lieutenant Keith G. Fairben, who lost his life during September 11, 2001. His parents, Ken and Diane Fairben, will unveil a memorial sign with his name on it.
The Battle to Silence Blaring Train Horns
Responding to a legislative mandate, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued, in December 2003, an interim final rule that requires that all locomotive horns be sounded, as a warning to highway users, while a train is approaching and entering a public rail crossing. The rule, however, does not take effect until Dec. 18, 2004, one year after it was issued. The FRA believes the new rule would prevent numerous deaths, injuries and accidents.
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From the Desk of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy