Written by Vinny Messana, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:45
Every so often a team just needs to tip their cap to an opponent who performs outstanding. It was exactly that type of performance by Hewlett’s Avery Feldman that ended Floral Park’s tremendous season in the Nassau County semifinals at SUNY Old Westbury by the score of 82-47.
Feldman scored 30 points to lead the Bulldogs to the finals.
Floral Park, entering the game at 16-4 and ranked No. 7, was unable to match the intensity of Hewlett on both sides of the ball. After that first quarter lead, the Floral Park Knights hit a dry spell on offense, despite great ball movement and shot selection. As the game progressed, they were forced to apply a full-court press which enabled some uncontested shots by Hewlett. There’s no doubt that the constant running took a toll on the team who allowed 48 second half points.
Both teams had their fan base in full force. For the Knights, Kevin Cluess led the scoring with 10 points. Taize Walker and Jordan Butler both added seven points. The team will be losing five seniors to graduation; Cluess, Walker, Butler, Jesse Pittman and Billy Cotsalas.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, residents and community members joined with the Floral Park American Legion to honor veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park, following a march down Tulip Avenue to the park with the members of the veterans of the Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, Boy and Cub Scouts from Troops 482 and 678 and local officials.
During the ceremony, a plaque was dedicated in memory of General Kazimierz Pulaski and others of Polish heritage who have served in the U.S. military. The plaque dedication was led by members of the Polish American Congress, Long Island Division, President Grzegorz Worma and Honorary President Richard Brzozowski. An invocation was delivered by Father Peter Rozek of St. Hedwig Church, followed by a POW-MIA ceremony by Post 334 Vice Commander Matthew Cacciatore.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
While parking around Long Island Rail Road train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.
“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”