Written by Cory Twibell: email@example.com Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00
The Nassau County Police Department said Fay, who resided in Westbury, was operating a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R motorcycle heading south on East Gate Boulevard when he struck a 2000 Ford E-450 box truck being operated by an unlicensed driver, Kevin Kizzie, 45, of Brooklyn.
Kizzie, who detectives said was driving with a suspended New York State license, was traveling eastbound on North Avenue and made a left turn onto East Gate Boulevard, where Fay couldn’t avoid the vehicle and struck the rear portion of the truck, throwing him from his motorcycle. After Fay was transported to a local hospital, a staff physician pronounced the 19-year-old deceased at 10:30 a.m.
To his classmates, Fay was known as a free spirit, a loyal friend and will be remembered for his great sense of humor.
“You just wanted to be around him and be his friend,” read a post on Fay’s Facebook wall.
He was a competitive wrestler and team captain at Carle Place High School, where his coaches say he was a two-time Nassau County finalist. Fay, an avid sports fan, enrolled at Nassau Community College after graduating from Carle Place in 2010 and would have turned 20 on June 6.
Kizzie is being charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
For most of the ’80s, ZZ Top was an inescapable presence thanks to a plethora of videos, often times containing underdog storylines revolving around gorgeous gals, a 1933 Ford hotrod and the hirsute threesome serving as a Greek chorus of cool to the aggrieved protagonist. But amidst all the bells and whistles, the most impressive feat pulled off by this Texas power trio was using 1983’s Eliminator to adapt its bluesy hard rock boogie sound and modernize it with synthesizers and drum machines sans any kind of artistic compromising.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
John Romandetti saved six people, but he shies away from the title hero.
“I don’t think of myself as a hero,” Romandetti says. “It’s nothing anyone else wouldn’t have done.”
During Hurricane Sandy, Romandetti risked his own life to go out to Howard Beach and get his girlfriend’s family out of their flooding homes. The Bethpage Air Show recently recognized his bravery, naming him the grand prize winner of the Hurricane Sandy Community Heroes contest. Romandetti, along with nine other winners, will receive VIP tickets to the Bethpage Air Show, plus the reception, and GEICO Skytypers Planeside Meet and Greet. As the grand prize winner, Romandetti also gets the chance to fly with the GEICO Skytypers during next week’s airshow.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Westbury Okinawan Karate recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of coming to the Westbury Recreation Center. Since then, the dojo has trained 250 students, ages six and up, in the art of karate with the style of traditional Okinawan ShorinRyu Shidokan.
Founded by sensei John Power, the classes seek to instill the confidence and strength needed to obtain success in everyday life.
“A lot of kids are lacking confidence,” said Power. “We let them practice leadership in the class and this contributes to their confidence.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Members of the Carle Place Sparc/Interact club recently donated their time and talents at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens. Working together with students from Mineola High School and Holy Cross High School in Queens, the SPARC members planted over 1,000 indigenous trees to help replenish one section of the 600-acre forest park. The group’s efforts were part of the NYC Plant a Million Trees Project in honor of Arbor Day, celebrated on Friday April 26th. The Carle Place planters were: Sarah Megiel, Kelsey Feit, Julia Powell, Sabrina Feit, Monique Slater, Matt Carr, Katie Megiel, Rob Ibos, and Lauren Powell. They are led by faculty advisor Kieran Morris.