Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 07 September 2012 09:54
The Village of Massapequa Park has now agreed to purchase land from Nassau County on Sunrise Highway for a new cell tower. It’s a tough call, but, in fact, the village’s hands were tied. Mayor Altadonna has expressed concerns over possible health matters with the new structure. But what can the village do? The notorious 1996 Federal Communications Act – one passed by a Republican congress and signed into law by a Democratic president – allows companies to install such cell towers, even over local objections. Village officials in Massapequa are hardly the first ones to express misgivings over this unprecedented power grab by the federal government. Over the years, numerous mayors and trustees in Nassau County, many of them invoking the 10th Amendment, have voiced the same objections. The 1996 FCC Act runs roughshod over the delicate balance of power that once existed in our federal system. The fact that there are health concerns makes it even more frustrating to local officials. The FCC law is still young, but someday it will have to be revisited.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
Tuesday, members of the Massapequa Women’s Club officially delivered precious relics of a bygone era to the Massapequa Public Library’s Bar Harbour branch- approximately 40 albums filled with vintage photographs, text, and newspaper articles dating from 1924 to 2000, all documenting the activities of the Massapequa Women’s Club.
Discovered purely by chance being stored in a forgotten old basement, Mary Kuhlkin, Historian of the Women’s Club, said that she knew such a surprisingly well-preserved piece of history needed to be presented for all to see.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:26
After 13 years presiding over Massapequa Park, James Altadonna stepped down as mayor last week and was appointed Oyster Bay Town Clerk.
Altadonna, who was elected to his seventh term in March, will be take over for Steve Labriola, who resigned in February. Altadonna’s name began to pop up in connection with the Town Clerk position in April, and he was nominated by Republicans to run for the job in late May.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
A first-half flick near the net by Will Rezin led to the only goal of the game to lead the Massapequa Rough Riders to a 1-0 win over Valley Stream Forest in the Boys-Under-19 State Open Cup at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview on June 8. The other dramatic play in the game between the two Long Island Junior Soccer League teams occurred in the second half when Massapequa keeper Vincent Pellegrino saved a penalty kick.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00Runners from the Massapequas scored in the David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run June 6.
A strong contingent of Massapequa pavement-pounders was on hand for the 22nd annual edition of the 5-kilometer Run, held in Eisenhower Park, and many of them came away with awards.