Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00
After a lengthy illness, Ex-Chief G. Michael Godfrey of the South Floral Park Fire Department passed on July 12. Ex-Chief Godfrey was a volunteer firefighter for over 35 years, of which seven of those years he served as chief.
In addition to him being an ex-chief of the department, he has earned the respect from his fellow firefighters throughout Nassau County and beyond. He performed leadership roles in several organizations as follows:
Director and president of the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY);
Ex-president, Nassau County Association of Fire Chiefs;
Past president, Southern New York Volunteer Fireman’s Association;
President, South Shore Volunteer Fire Department Association;
President, Nassau County Fireman’s Association;
President, Nassau County First Battalion Chiefs Association;
Chairman, Nassau County Fire Commission;
Executive Council, New York State Association of Fire Chiefs;
President, Executive Council of Firemanic Association.
These are just a few of the many community services Ex-Chief Godfrey provided.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In 2012, Howard Kroplick was named town historian for the Town of North Hempstead. Now, two years later, he has published a pictorial history of the town, including several historical accounts of Floral Park, simply titled North Hempstead, a volume brought out by Arcadia Publishing as part of its extensive Images of America series.
“As town historian, it was the logical thing to write such a book,” Kroplick said. “This is the first published book on the town.” The volume, he added, is “long overdue” and also a publication that coincides with the 400th anniversary of the town’s discovery by the Dutch explorer, Adriaen Block.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:32
On Tuesday, March 18, Floral Park will hold village elections from noon to 9 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. Village trustee and member of the Floral Park Citizens’ Party James E. Rhatigan is seeking re-election. The following was submitted by the Citizens’ Party:
James E. Rhatigan is seeking re-election to a two-year term as Floral Park trustee, running on the Citizen’s Party ticket. He currently serves as Floral Park trustee, representing the south side section of the village.