It makes us feel kind of peculiar during Holy
Week to be talking about thievery and malicious
mischief. But during the past several weeks a
rash of this kind of nonsense has been appearing
on the police records.
For instance, three stores in a row in the Fulton
Street, Merritt Road area were hit during the past
several weeks. On Fulton Street, known to many as
Route 109, two more places of business were burglarized
this past week. The high school also reported
four business machines missing.
Then there is the fantastic amount of car and
store window damage being reported each week.
Pellet guns are blamed for most of the damage.
We don't want to push the panic button and say
the community is going to the dogs. But it certainly
makes sense to expect some sense of
If it means that we need more police, then that
should be looked into.
At the present rate, things could only get worse,
Because of unexpected events that came up this
past week, including the snowstorm, may we urge
our readers to attend services this weekend. We
meant to publish a complete listing of the many
special services that local churches have prepared
for Easter. Just plain ran out of time.
This column of questions and
answers on federal tax matters
is provided by the local office of
the U. S. Internal Revenue Service
and is published as a public service
to taxpayers. The column answers
questions most frequently
asfca& by taxpayers.
Q- l just sta rted working here
this month but won't move my
family until school ends and so
have been commuting weekends.
Can 1 take a deduction for either
my living costs here or my transportation
A- Your home for tax purposes
is your place of employment. Unless
your assignment here is
temporary and you will return
to your former place of employment,
your travel and living expenses
will not be deductible.
Drop a postcard to your district
director if you want more
information on this subject. Ask
for Publication 463, " Travel,
Entertainment and Gift Expenses."
Q- I am legally separated from
my husband. Does mat mean I am
taxed at single persons rates?
A- Yes, unless you qualify as a
head of household. Check page 3
of the 1040 instruction booklet for
details on this provision of the
One Car Piles Up
Four Others On Main Street
A car, reported to be driven"
by Patricia Koscinski; 26, of
Hempstead, caused damage on
Monday to four other cars parked
on Main Street.
According to the police, the
Koscinski vehicle was proceeding
south on Main Street when it
collided with a parked car owned
by Bette J. Jensen of 3 Jerome
Drive, Farmingdale . The
parked car then collided with
another car also owned by Bette
Bensen. The third auto hit into
a car owned by Timothy Dris-coll
of the Bronx.
No one was injured. The Koscinski
car suffered considerable
Fire Damages Lobsterman
A passerby alerted the Fire
Department at 3: 46 a. m. on Tuesday
that he saw smoke at the
Lobsterman Restaurant at 345
Fulton Street, Farmingdale.
Firemen found that the cellar
area, directly below the front
room dining area ablaze. Although
the firemen reported an
internal rupture in the gas main,
cause of the fire was unknown,
according to the Nassau
County Fire Marshall's office.
The fire was brought under
control at 10 a. m. on Tuesday.
Major damage was reported to
the front dining area and smoke
damage was incurred throughout
the restaurant. Damage was estimated
at $ 40,000.
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To The Editor
Congratulations on the printing
of the " Pride In Farming-dale"
supplement. If anything
gives our community something
to be proud of it will be the
very fact that they now have an
opportunity to know all about
that are available here in our
Jay Schleichkorn, Major
Civil Air Patrol
39 Regina Road
Congratulations on your forthright
editorial about the narcotic
problem in our area and your
reaction to residents resistence
to the establishment of addict
rehabilitation centers in Nassau
I find the resident's attitude
not only surprising but shocking
and discouraging; everyone is
in favor of such centers, but
not in his community.
At leastprogress is being made
on the County level I hear that
County Executive Eugene Nick-erson
is establishing the first
government- operated residential
narcotics treatment center on
Long Island at Mitchel Gardens,
Garden City. Also, the County
hospital, Meadowbrook, has a
walkin clinic as well as inpatient'
and group therapy clinics.
But action on the County's part
is not enough. Residents must
face up to the need for State
centers also, and stop pushing
their responsibilities onto
Mrs. John De Leonardis
30 Fifth Avenue
& P olities
I read with interest your fine.
Pride in Farmingdale supplement.
It seems that we do,
indeed, have much to be proud
of. However, I wish to voice a
complaint about the parking situation
in the village shopping area
and the over- zealous enforcement
of parking regulations.
This Easter season I " shopped
locally" and have just returned
from picking up my son's suit
which was purchased last week
and left for alterations. I
normally shop at one of Long
Island's department stores, but
was willing to pay a little more
to have my child fitted properly
- the few extra dollars being well
worth it for the extra services
provided. On this particular Saturday
afternoon, March 18, Main
Street was a mess of snow and
cars, so I pulled around to the
municipal parking field and found
equally crowded conditions. Then
I noticed a space directly at
the curb at the back door of
the store. Ten minutes later,
while talking to the proprietor,
we noticed my car was being
ticketed. The store owner implored
the officer to refrain from
ticketing a customer, but he would
not hear of it. I had parked in
a loading zone, on a snow- laden
Saturday afternoon during the
heart of Easter shopping— in back
of the store I patronized. I plead
guilty, but question the discretion
of the officer. For whose benefit
is he seeking out parking violators?
The shopkeeper certainly
didn't object to my use of the
space. I was not there long enough
to inconvenience anyone.
I have noticed that every time
I go in to town, the police are
busily ticketing parked cars. Are
they being overly stringent, or
is there a serious lack of parking
facilities in Farmingdale?
Along with your claim of ample
municipal parking, you ask, " Is
the grass really greener outside
of Farmingdale?" I say the grass
may not be greener, but the
asphalt parking fields are larger
and the " watchbirds" less con-
As we told you many weeks ago, Joseph McPartlin of Massa-pequa
is the Democratic candidate for Town Councilman. Myron
Steinberg of Jericho and Louis Orfan of Bethpage are his running
mates. John H. Maloney of Plainview will run for Town Clerk
and Aaron D. Mansbach of Jericho will try for Receiver of Taxes.
' # * *
There are those who are for parking meters and mere are some
who don't like the idea one bit. But one riling is for sure. The
meters bring in the revenue. A village official recently told us
that meters bring in about $ 18,000 a year. If his arithmetic is
right it saves village taxpayers about 10# on the village tax rate.
* * *
Massapequa Park village trustee Morris Kolker either possesses
good political acumen or is just plain lucky. We don't know
which. He served as village trustee for a couple of terms under
the banner of the Civics Party- Two years ago he switched to
the Park Citizens Party and won as his former mates went
down to defeat. This year he returned to the Civics Party and
got himself reelected. How about that?
* * *
School District 22 lost one of its finest department heads.
Herb Alper, a resident of Massapequa, who has been in
charge of the music department in District 22, has taken a position
in the New England Conservatory of Music. Alper has introduced
many innovations and will be sorely missed.
* • *
An audience of more than 500 Long Island business, labor,
education and government leaders will gather at the Garden City
Hotel, on Thursday evening, April 6, to hear MCTA. Chief, Dr.
William J. Ronan, outline the details of Governor Rockefeller's
proposed $ 2.5 billion transportation program.
According to Harold V. Gleason, LIA President, the dinner
will serve as a launching pad to gain public understanding and
support for improved transportation. Three of L. I.' s largest organizations,
the L. L Federation of Labor, The Long Island Association
of Commerce & Industry and the Suffolk County League
of Women Voters, will join forces on April 6 for 1967* s new ' Partnership
for Progress" campaign.
Recognizing the controversy surrounding the transportation proposal,
particularly the jetport phase, LIA President Gleason has
stated that " full discussion and public understanding for the need
of an overall, coordinated transportation program for the Metropolitan
Region is essential if our economy is to support a population
which will nearly double in the next decade. Only through
public discussion of the issues can we reach a compromise which
will both protect the interests and future needs of the Grumman Aircraft
Engineering Corporation and provide transportation improvements
necessary to avoid the complete strangulation of our economy."
Unified action by major segments of the Long Island economy
has received acclaim for the second time in as many years; just
one year ago business, labor, education and government combined
forces for the 200 BeV Accelerator at Brookhaven. According to
Gleason, " that effort and the experience gained in developing
unified action will be applied to this new significant proposal for
Kiwanis Egg Hunt Rescheduled
The Farmingdale Kiwanis Club
will hold the Annual Easter Egg
Hunt this Sunday at Bethpage State
Park beginning at 2 p. m.
The event was originally
scheduled for last Sunday;
By Rep James Grover
Joan Dell Aquila
219 Birch Avenue
We Republican Congressmen
are occasionally placed in the
unusual position of protecting our
Democratic President from his
4 friends." These ' ' friends"
seem to increase in number as
the 1968 Presidential year approaches
and they all have a great
deal of unsolicited advice to
present to the Chief Executive,
much of it calling for unconditional
peace talks, and immediate
halt in the bombing of North
VietNam and an increase in aid to
the " friendly" nations of the
world, some of which seem a lot
more " friendly" toward the Communist
bloc than toward us.
One of the President's particular
helpers is a U. S. Senator
from New York, who'll offer an
opinion on almost any situation
and who doesn't seem to be averse
to headlines. This Senator called
recently for a halt to our bombing
as a sign of good will.
There are a few facts which
some people in public life tend to
ignore in the heat of political
ambition. The President has the
ultimate responsibility for implementing
foreign policy and for
directing the war. The President
was showing restraint when he
told reporters that those who
called for a halt in the bombing
I attended an Armed Services
Committee briefing last week in
which we were shown actual
photographs which detailed the
vast movements of supplies and
men by the Viet Cong during the
recent holiday halt in bombing.
This respite and the sanctuary
granted the Port of Haiphong have
cost and are costing the lives of
American boys. The number of
" friendly" ships which are discharging
supplies at Haiphong
harbor make this Congressman
wonder whether we ought not to
step up our bombing at the same
time that we curtail our foreign
I am a member of the loyal
opposition and certainly not one
of the President's apologists. But
he was right in ignoring the critics
of our continued bombing. With
some of the " friends" he has in
his own party, Lyndon Johnson
certainly doesn't need enemies.
Farmingdale OBSERVER Thursday, March 23, 1967
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