Written by Ronald Scaglia Friday, 09 November 2012 00:00
Without question, the last couple of weeks have been very awful, especially in Massapequa and Massapequa Park. Whenever I have traveled south of Merrick Road, I have seen terrible devastation. Homes are in ruins and property, including personal belongings that hold precious memories, have been destroyed. Throughout Massapequa and Massapequa Park, many of you are still without electricity or heat as you struggle through the miserable conditions. If there were some way I could wave a magic wand and make it all go away, I would.
I know words do not mean much now, but it will get better. Actions speak louder than words, and the actions I have seen in Massapequa have been extraordinary. Neighbors have pitched in and helped each other get through the crisis. While waiting on long gas lines, I’ve yet to witness someone trying to sneak into line, nor have I seen any disputes. What I have seen is cooperation. We are all working together to restore our community. It is what made Massapequa special before the storm, and it is what will get us through the storm’s aftermath. Massapequa and Massapequa Park are special communities and when we rebuild the damage, the whole nation will see that.
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00
Two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County, including Massapequa High School, competed for scholarships and cash awards—more than $33,000 in all—from various sponsors at Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.
Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00
The events on Sept. 11, 2001 had a profound effect on nearly all in the tri-state area, but for first responders, the effects were overwhelming. Long-time Massapequa resident Michael Smith, a member of the New York Fire Department, experienced those effects firsthand.
“While I’ve always been a person that could appreciate life, after 9/11 I became so distraught,” he said. “I realized I need to do something I want to do — something I love to do.”
A 30-year veteran of the fire department, Smith retired in 2002. He and his wife of 33 years, Teresa, began to look for a place they could enjoy life. This mindset brought them to the East End of Long Island, where they often went for day trips. They settled down in a home in Orient Point in 2004; in a home that needed quite a bit of work. And when it was time to landscape the property, a new idea took root — a vineyard.
Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:56
Massapequa athletes recently received honors from their coaches at Kellenberg Memorial High School.
Each season, the coaches of all of the Kellenberg teams choose one member of their team who stands out as an athlete that has worked hard to improve themselves in their chosen sport.
Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:19
The Farmingdale State women’s lacrosse team won the first game of their Spring Break trip to North Carolina with a victory over Greensboro College. In wet and muddy conditions, the Rams (8-1) held an 8-5 lead at the half and took the eventual 13-10 win.
In the first half and tied 2-2, the Pride (7-5) pulled ahead 4-2 with two unassisted goals by junior attack Nadya Fedun. Farmingdale State answered with four straight scores for a 6-4 advantage, on goals by juniors Alyssa Handel, Nicole Marzocca and Massapequan Jackie Kennedy.Sophomore attack Ashlynn Parks put Greensboro within a goal at the 7:03 mark, but the Rams scored two more to lead 8-5 at the halftime break.