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Official Newspaper INCORPORATED VILUGE East Rockaway SCHOOL DISTRICT INCORPORATED VILLAGE Lynbrook SCHOOL DISTRICT 'THE GOOD NEIGHBOR NEWSPAPER E R. public Library 477 Atlantic Ave. East Rockaway, NY : IN THE rv" Since 1967 by Maiied Subscription Executive Offices: Seiffert Building, 2787 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY 115721 Post Office Box A, East Rockaway, NY 11518 (516) 764-2500 1 fco 165080 IH |iub-l. v f' ^ t^rporation. Second (;la>w . rum at Kot'kvilleOntrv, N.V. 11570and additional mailing orfii'VH. Send addrexH changCH to The Easl <Koi'kawa)-Lynbrook <)liHer\<-r. Ho* A. friaHl Kockawav, N.V. 11518. VOL. 32 NO. 50 Wednesday, November 20, 1985 30c PER COPY Deputy Mayor Dreyer Nominated PAYING TRIBUTE. East Rockaway Village Trustees Anthony Santino (fourth right) and Arnold White (third right) join the members of the East Rockaway American Legion and VFW at ceremonies held in Memorial Park on Monday, November 11, 1985. Lynbrook Deputy Mayor Norman L. Dreyer has received the nomination of the Good Government Party to seek election as Vil-lage Trustee in the special election to be held on Tues-day, March 18. 1986. Dreyer, a 17 year resident of Lynbrook USA, was appointed to his current position of Deputy Mayor/- Village Trustee on February 4, 1985. after the resignation of Trustee Michael Kraw-chuk. New York State Law r e q u i r e s that public appointments may be made One of Lynbrook's Finest Promoted by Annette Ling Officer James Marasco was promoted to the rank of Sergeant of the Lynbrook Police Dept., sworn into office and given his badge by Mayor Bill Geier with wiarm congratulations in a brief ceremony witnessed by a large group of fellow police from the Lynbrook P.B.A. at the Lynbrook Board of Trustees Meeting held at Village Hall on Monday,, Nov. 4, 1985 at 8 p.m. Mayor Geier praised the many commendations of Sgt. Marasco including one for saving a life awarded to him in his many years of outstanding service in the Lynbrook Police Dept. A plaque was awarded to a long-time former member of the Lynbrook Recreation Commission. Mayor Geier presented the plaque to Mr. John Gladding for his many years of volunteer service to the Recreation Commission. The Board approved the placing of two stop signs at Bixley Heath and Surrey Commons and Bixley Heath and Northumberland Gate to help with the increased heavy traffic problem in the area. Hose Co. of the Lynbrook Fire Dept. received the- Board's permission to sell chances in a raffle to aid in raising funds for some necessary repairs to the fire house at $1 perchance. They need renovation of their heating system as the build-ing is almost 100 years old and repair of the concrete in front of the Fire House etc. Lynbrook North Middle School was given the Board's permission to hold their6th Annual Walkathon through the northern sec-tion of Lynbrook on Sat., Nov. 23rd to aid in the Help Miss Liberty Campaign. Hendrickson Ave. Bible Church was granted permis-sion to place two directional signs on Hempstead Ave. and Hendrickson Ave. with^ the signs already prepared withthe D.P. W. to put them in place. Next on the Agenda was a Public Hearing on a Special Exception requested for 90 Hempstead Ave., Lynbrook on property owned by Dr. Thomas Rissacher who was asking for permission to add two one bedroom apart-ments to the existing build-ing and to enlarge it by a certain amount of square ft. The proposal was to provide more parking spaces in the rear of the property with .ingress from a curb cut on Hempstead Ave. and egress from Devine St, which is one way and quite congested at certain hours of the day from the present home owners' cars on Devine St. Dr. Rissacher also wishes to divide the present property and sell a plot of 40 ft. by 100 (Continued on Page 9) Rock Rivalry Celebrates 50 Years Rock Rivalry, the intcr-class competition at East Rockaway High School, will be having its 50th Anni-vcr. sary in March. 1986. I he hast Rockaway Union Free School District is consider-ing sponsoring a special onc-night event ol selected high-lights of Rock Rivalry entrances "through the years" to be pcrlorjncd by graduates. School Board member Richard Meagher has agreed to chair a Board committee to begin to "sound out" the degree of community interest in such an event, which might be held in February or April to avoid conflicting with Rock Rivalry performances in March. Board President Johh Van Houten and Vice President Elaine Boll have ' also agreed to serve on the c o m m i t t e e , all t h r ee members of which are grad-uates of East Rockaway High Schol. "Rock Rivalry has always meant something special to East Rockaway graduates," said Meagher. "We should try to honor the 50th year of its existence in a very special way." One c o 11 c c p t being explored is to have alumni perlorm selected numbers irom each decade: the 30's; the 40's; the 50's; the 60's; the 70's and the 80's. "At this point we are look-ing lor expressions of inter-est Irom alumni, whether individuals or groups," said Meagher. "We would also be interested in hearing from school-related organiza-tions that might be inter-ested in cosponsoring such an event." Expressions of interest in participating or in helping in some way can be sent to Richard Meagher, 85 Vin-cent Place, Lynbrook, New York 11563 (599-9122) or to either ol the other two committee members or to the district office. Alterna-tive suggestions on ways to commemorate the 50th A n n i v e r s a r y of Rock Rivalry would also be welcomed. for no more than one year, after which a special election must be called to fill the remaining term of office. "It has been my great honor to have been able to serve my neighbors in the Village of Lynbrook for the past year," Dreyer stated at the Thursday, November 14 m e e t i n g of the Good Government Party, when h i s n o m i n a t i o n was announced, "and with your help, 1 hope to make a posi-tive contribution to our Vil-lage for many years to come." Village officials heralded D r e y e r ' s n o m i n a t i o n. "When Trustee Krawchuk was unable to continue as Village Trustee due to health reasons, it was my responsi- ' bility to find a trusted and experienced individual to replace him," explained Mayor William P. Geier. "I stated at his appointment t-hat I believed that Norm Dreyer had outstanding qualifications for service; after one short year in office, he has proven that he is an effective public servant, one who really cares about Lyn-brook and her residents." Village Trustee Stephen Grogan added his praise of Dreyer's efforts. "When Trustee Bud Lanning and 1 were elected last year, the people of Lynbrook stated that they wanted Mayor Geier to have a team that would work with him to bring about his plans for the Village of Lynbrook. Norm Dreyer has been an integral part of that team, and he should be returned to office TRUSTEE DREYER ENDORSED. Trustee/Deputy Mayor Norman L. Dreyer, left, receives the congratulations and endorsement of Mayor William P. Geier and Trustees Stephen T. Grogan and Leo Lanning at the Good Govern-menjt Party meeting of November Nth. so that we may continue to implement our plans for Lynbrook USA." Trustee Dreyer has been a practicing attorney for almost 35.years. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard College and his juris doctorate from Cornell Law School. He also served as an Ensign in the United States Navy. A c t i v e l y involved in youth activities. Trustee Dreyer has been a member of the Lynbrook Little League for 12 years and has served as its President for 5 years. He is presently the Vice-President of the Lyn-brook High School Moms and Dads Club, has served as a member of the Lyn-brook Recreation Commis-sion and is presently the Trustee liaison to the Recreation Department and Commission and coordi-nates the new construction and rebuilding at Greis Veterans Memorial Park. In addition to his'duties (Continued on Page 9) Meeting Notice The next meeting of the East Rockaway Republican Club will be held tonight, Wednesday, November 20, 1985, at 8:15 pm at the Vete-rans of Foreign Wars Build-ing, Main Street, East Rockaway. There will be a special Election Day Recap, and Executive Leader Phil Christ will discuss the results of the Republican Sweep last Election Day. Refreshments will be served, and the public is cordially invited to attend. mmMmmMmmmimimMm Liberty Gets Her Torch by Carol Monaco Lady Liberty will hold her torch up high again when the torch is returned to the Statue of Liberty on Friday, November 22, according to Jean Wiart, Co-project Manager of the french team of the Statue's Restoration. The progress of restoring the Statue of Liberty was explained at an informal gathering at East Rockaway Village Hall by Wiart and East Rockaway resident Ed O'Reilly coordinator of the Sheet Metal Workers. Local Union 28. "In another month the outside skin of the Status will be completed. The scaffolding, sometime in December will be dis-mantled," O'Reilly said. Although restoring the outside of the statue is almost finished, work on its interior continues with the installation of a new eleva-tor. air conditioning and construction of a museum. Wiart, the French team who were responsible l or the construction of the Statue's new torch, and O'Reilly were honored by East Rockaway's Cultural Arts Council and Liberty Cen-tennial Committee chaired by Emma Tolmach at the gathering on Sunday, Nov. 17. Mayor Theodore Reinh-r ard. on behalf of the Cen-tennial Committee and Arts Council, presented the men with certilicatcs of apprecia-tion for their hardwork and dedication to the Statue. Their children were given miniature teddy bears and Mickey Mouse toys as American momentos by Mrs. Tolmach. The guests of honor and their families were enter-tained by E.R. resident Ruth Lynch who sang 'America,' '500 miles,' and 'This Land Is My Land.' Pictures of the restpration were on display. Tolls used in the restora-tion were displayed and demonstrated by Wiart. Wiart and the French team enjoyed the hospitality of East Rockaway. They were given a tour of the vil-lage by O'Reilly with special stops at the Grist Mill Museum and the Statue of Liberty barometer which stands in the middle of the village's business district.
|Title||Observer_1985-11-20; East Rockaway/Lynbrook Observer|
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|Creator||Charles L & Jean P. Warner|
|Publisher||Charles L & Jean P. Warner|
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'THE GOOD NEIGHBOR NEWSPAPER
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East Rockaway, NY
: IN THE rv"
Since 1967 by Maiied Subscription
Executive Offices: Seiffert Building, 2787 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY 115721
Post Office Box A, East Rockaway, NY 11518 (516) 764-2500
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