LIRR OB Line Loses Station House
The Oyster Bay Branch of the LIRR is dotted with historic station houses, but on Dec. 10, 2004 it lost one of them. The East Williston, the third oldest station of the LIRR, was demolished. "I'm glad we saved the Oyster Bay station," said Dave Morrison, former LIRR Oyster Bay Branch line manager and chairman of the Oyster Bay Railroad Station Restoration Committee. The group recently met with Congressman Peter King who will try to obtain a grant for the group that is working toward restoring the town and state landmark.
Muttontown Board Handles Issues
Edwin Henn, Muttontown police commissioner reported at the Dec. 14 village board meeting that the process of creating a new headquarters building for the Old Brookville Police Department is progressing well. Currently the mayors of the villages serviced by the OBPD are working on a new contract with the police department. The current five-year contract ends in 2005. The next contract will be for 20 years, following a New York State directive that says if a municipality is going out to bond, their service contract can be extended for the life of the bond. The board of commissioners are planning on obtaining a 20-year bond to cover the cost of construction of the $3.7 million building that will be located on the St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center site in Brookville.
Locust Valley Students Recognized
Locust Valley High School students, Mark Willenbacher and Dana Malatino, were recognized as Locust Valley's Outstanding Female and Male Student by the Nassau Zones of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD) at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Westbury on Wednesday, Dec. 15.
Skating Gala Benefits 9/11 Families
Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi recently honored Larry Reuter, president of the MTA, NYCT at Stripes and Stars ICEtravaganza, an annual skating gala benefiting the 9/11 Families Give Back organization which preserves and increases awareness of the significance of 9/11. The event was hosted by two-time Olympic Medalist Nancy Kerrigan.
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