Sometime in the fall of 1909, William J. Hoffmann and Christian W. Wentzler called a meeting with a handful of their friends to Pennell’s Hotel that was located on the east side of Hicksville Road, further south of where Sunrise Highway is today. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the possibility of organizing a volunteer fire department in Massapequa. The idea received the positive support of about seven or eight other local men.
The Seventh Squad has reported the details of two robberies in Massapequa, both of which took place last Sunday morning, within one hour of each other. In both instances, the reported identities of the suspects were similar, also.
The first robbery, according to police, occurred on Sunday May 31 at 1:55 a.m.
The honors culminated months of efforts by a core group of Massapequa students, who recruited their fellow students to become involved, creating various safe-driving projects in the process. Massapequa High School was one of the 20 high schools in the nation—-and the only one from New York—-to qualify as finalist for the $10,000 grand prize.
The Massapequa Chamber of Commerce held their huge festival and craft fair in the railroad parking lot at Sunrise Highway all last week to celebrate their 60 years of being organized in Massapequa.
Massapequa’s American Legion Post 1066 and the Sgt. Peter F. Colleran Post No. 7763, Veterans of Foreign Wars, co-sponsored the Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 25.
Among the state senators in attendance were Minority Leader Dean Skelos, plus Kemp Hannon, Carl Marcellino and Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.
Ms. Fisher was re-elected with 2,689 votes, while Caltabiano came in second with 2,581. Challenger Gary T. Bennett, who narrowly missed out on a BOE seat in the last election, had another good run, scoring 2,353 votes. Carl Hoops was the choice of 1,932 voters.
The Senate Democratic Majority has voted to support a bailout of the MTA with a payroll tax that will be applied to all businesses in the areas the MTA serves including Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Massapequa High School, 4925 Merrick Road; Fairfield Elementary School, 330 Massapequa Ave.; McKenna Elementary School, 210 Spruce St.; and Lockhart Elementary School, 199 Pittsburgh Ave.
Anywhere from 100 to 230 people, many of them union members, gathered at Rep. Peter King’s Massapequa office last Thursday to protest his stand on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).According to protest organizers, Rep. King has supported EFCA in the past, something that the congressman himself acknowledges. Protestors also noted that Rep. King has received “much support” from organized labor on Long Island.
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