Written by Christy Hinko, email@example.com Friday, 28 March 2014 00:00
On Tuesday, March 18, incumbent village trustees James Rhatigan and Kevin Fitzgerald, both members of the Floral Park Citizens’ Party, were re-elected in an uncontested election year. Rhatigan earned 318 votes to secure another two years as trustee. Fitzgerald earned 317 votes to secure his two-year term as trustee.
“It is truly an honor and privilege to again be given the opportunity to serve the residents and merchants of the fine village of Floral Park,” Rhatigan told Floral Park Dispatch. "I know I speak for the entire village board as I recommit myself to provide the most thoughtful and diligent service that I am able to give for the betterment of our community."
As a member of Floral Park’s board of trustees, Rhatigan serves as deputy mayor and liaison to the police department, conservation society and the emergency management committee. He also previously served the village as a commissioner of the fire and recreation departments, and of the library, as well as liaison to the beautification committee, Heritage Park committee, and the Citizens with Disabilities committee.
"I would like to thank the residents for their support last Tuesday [March 18] in re-electing both James Rhatigan and myself," said Fitzgerald. "Over the past three years in serving as trustee I have gained a tremendous amount of experience and continue to look forward to serving my fellow neighbors in keeping Floral Park a thriving community."
During his tenure on the village board, Fitzgerald has served as library and park commissioner, liaison to 4 Village Studios, liaison to the Hillcrest Civic Association and to the Beautification Committee.
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:00
Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Krista Longobardi and Meaghan Smith, both students at Floral Park Memorial High School, for individually earning their Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Organization. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. The Gold Award also requires the completion of 80-hours or more of an individual leadership Take Action project that makes a sustainable and measurable impact on an important issue, or need in the community, and that serves to educate and inspire others in the community.
Longobardi’s Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project, Pick Your Pet, teaches children ages 5-12 the benefits of owning a pet. She was able to educate her community on the adoption process, the best pet for your household, and how adoption can save an animal’s life. Longobardi’s love of animals made it easy to spread knowledge on this topic. She improved her communication and public speaking skills as a result of her project since she spoke in front of her community leaders and peers.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
Saint Mary’s High School will host the 22nd Annual Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Plandome Country Club. Following the golf outing, a dinner reception will take place where Tom Raleigh, of Floral Park, will be honored with the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.
Raleigh has deep connections to St. Mary’s High School and the Manhasset community. Four of Raleigh’s five children went to St. Mary’s: Tom, Jr. ’88, Brian, ’91, Katie ’93, Kevin ’95. Raleigh has been a loyal St. Mary’s advocate both as a past parent and former coach.