Now that the hearing date has been set for
the proposed purchase of the 16 acres of recreation
land on Heisser Lane and Motor Avenue,
South Farmingdale, residents in the Farmingdale
area should let their voices be heard and should
attend in person. Perhaps a signed petition would
be helpful. The hearing is slated for Oyster Bay
Town Hall on Tuesday, January 17 at 10 a. m.
Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Frank Hynes
feels strongly that the, land should be purchased as
a ' land bank • even though the community may
not wish to spend funds at this time for further
development. It is probable that the Federal Government
funds for land banking will be made available.
The appraisal of the property is in the neighborhood
of $ 800,000. It is not known whether
the Town would purchase it by an offer to the owners
or by condemnation proceedings. It would not be
necessary to build a swimming pool if the community
finds that the indoor swimming pool to be
built as part of the Farmingdale Senior High School
additions is adequate.
It is also known that the Town Board is leaning
to making one encompassing, park district rather
than having community park districts so the residents
may occassionally go from park to park.
We certainly are 100% in favor of the purchase.
Land becomes scarce and non existent. It is in an
excellent location and we do hope that it is purchased.
Unfortunately, the most voiciferous voices at
public hearings are those few who are against
something. Others stay away. Too often, the few
have their way. This should not happen in this
* * *
Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller's message to the
Legislature this week contained some interesting
One which had special interest to every suburbanite
concerns transportation. The Chief Executive
stated that ' we must in the public interest make
major capital investments in mass transportation
systems because the cost of building more superhighways
as an alternative would be prohibitive
in money, land and public convenience.'
L I will recommend legislation to make the Metropolitan
Commuter Transportation Authority, with
expanded membership, responsible for unified regional
policy direction and control of mass transportation
in the New York Metropolitan Region. 1
c This would add to the present transportation
responsibilities of the Authority the policy direction
and control of the New York City Transit
Operating Authority, and the Tri- borough Bridge
and Tunnel Authority .'
It would appear that the Governor does not intend
commuter cars to clog up the highways
and the city streets any more than they are at the
Now all we have to do is wait and find out
more specifics on this nasty problem.
What was proposed is all fine and dandy. The
transportation problem will not improve itself.
In fact, each day if finds itself getting worse.
The big question is to find the solution and
do something about it, but soon.
We'll be waiting to hear more on this. The sooner
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Letter To The Editor
On behalf of the Kiwanis Club
of Farmingdale and myself, I
wish to extend our sincere thanks
for your cooperation during this
past year. Your generosity in
bringing to the attention of the
public our activities has aided us
in continuing to be of service to
May we at Kiwanis wish you
both the best in the coming year.
Kiwanis Club of Farmingdale
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10
9: 45 a. m. The Valiant Heart,
family health series, Farmingdale
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
7: 30 to 9: 30 p. m. Woodward
Parkway. Main Street, Albany
Avenue schools, Little League
Inc. Major Minor 8- 12
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14
9: 30 a. m. to 12: 30 p. m. Little
League Major- Minor registration
Main Street, Albany Avenue
and Woodward Parkway
MONDAY, JANUARY 9
8: 30 p. m. Farmingdale Youth
Cord of Thanks
The family of the late Car-mela
De Melfi and Mary Di
Melfi wish to extend their sin-cerest
thanks and appreciation to
the members of the Nassau
County Police Department and
the Farmingdale Fire Department
for their assistance
on December 25, 1966. They also
wish to extend their appreciation
to all of their friends and especially
to the staff members
and co- workers of the late Car-mela
De Melfi from U. F. S. D.
22 for the many thoughtful expressions
of condolences and
sympathy extended to them in
their recent bereavements.
Major Richard H. Dunwoody,
whose mother is Mrs. Charles
Lippert of 109 Radcliffe Ave.,
South Farmingdale, has assumed
the position of detachment commander
for the 526th Fighter
Interceptor Squadron at Ramstein
Major Dunwoody attended the
University of New Hampshire
under the Air Force Institute of
Technology education program,
prior to his appointment at Ram-stein.
He is a member of the
U. S. Air Forces in Europe,
the American overseas air arm
standing guard with NATO for
the free world.
He was commissioned in 1954
through the aviation cadet program.
John F. Byno, III, 22, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Byno,
2 Rita Place, Farmingale, was
commissioned an Army second
lieutenant on completion of the
Quartermaster Officer Candidate
School ( OSC) at Ft. Lee, Va.
During his 23 weeks of training,
the lieutenant received basic
officer instruction and quartermaster
training in food service,
supply maintenance management
Lt. Byno is a 1961 graduate
of Farmingdale High School and
received his B. A. degree in 1965
from the University of Dayton,
Staff Sergeant Jcfmes M.
Sawyer, whose wife, Helen, is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Famiglietti of South
Farmingdale, reenlisted in the
U. S. Air Force at Robins AFB,
Sergeant Sawyer, who will
complete the 20 years necessary
for retirement during this enlistment,
is a supply inventory supervisor
at Robins with the Continental
Air Command which directs
the Air Force Reserve program
and handles special responsibilities
such as supervising
the Civil Air Patrol.
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Erick Nebbia composed a piece of music and dedicated it to the
late Scotty Morgan, the first Farmingdale High School alumnus
killed in Vietnam. Nebbia is a music major at Boston University.
It was performed at the Farmingdale Methodist Church at which
time other classmates gave eulogies to their heroic friend.
An appellate court in Albany refused to hold the state's controversial
textbook loan law unconstitutional.
The effect of the decision by the Supreme Court's Appellate
Division is to leave standing the law requiring public school
districts to buy textbooks and to lend them to pupils in private
and parochial schools.
The ruling had been made on the question whether it was constitutional
for school districts to use public money to buy books
for loan to schools with religious affiliations.
* * *
Supervisor of Town of Oyster Bay, Michael Petito, was unanimously
supported for another two- year term by committeemen
of North Syosset- Woodbury Democratic Organization in a
meeting held at Four Seasons Country Club, Woodbury.
* * *
Governor Rockefeller announced today that the State Department
of Public Works has speeded the scheduling of Long Island Rail
Road grade crossingeliminations and the completion of the Wantagh-
Oyster Bay Expressway during the next four years.
" Increased accessibility is the key to the growth and prosperity
in Nassau County," Governor Rockefeller re- emphasized. " The
Department's advanced scheduling is in response to this policy."
Other large- scale projects scheduled during the next four years,
the Governor said, include the widening of the Northern State
Parkway to six lanes, the reconstruction of portions of the Jericho
Turnpike, and major improvements on Routes 24A, 106 and 107.
by Johannes Laursen
The session of the New York
State Legislature which opened
Wednesday, January 4th, is bound
to be an unusual one because it
operates in the shadow of the upcoming
but few, if any, legislators
are willing to say it will
be an insignificant or undistinguished
one. They feel they have
important business to transact
this session even though, inevitably,
the Convention will loom
large the whole time.
In the first place, the Legislature
must make every effort to
be out by Easter, since the Convention
must meet April 4th. It
would be awkward to have the
Legislature and the Convention
in session at the same time, and
besides, there are a number of
legislators who are elected to
the Convention, too. And, the
Legislature should be able to
finish in time. This is what it
used to do, and by now it should
have gotten accustomed to operating
with split majorities. There
will be no leadership fights, and
this is not an election year.
There should be no good reason
" In a Goldfish Bowl"
Substantive questions regarding
the Convention will also occupy
the thoughts of many legislators,
whether Delegates or not.
During the three months much
groundwork will be laid for the
Convention, and in a sense the
Legislators will feel they are
working in a goldfish bowl. They
will be watched more closely than
ordinarily, and what they do or
do not do may give cause to
reforms being suggested to the
Convention. They will be particularly
interested in what is
going to be done about reapportionment.
Condon - wadlin
A revision of the Condon- Wad-lin
law seems definitely to be
in the cards this session. Most
legislators feel that something
must be done in this field. The
present law prohibits strikes by
public employees, alright, but its
penalties are so stiff that nobody
has wanted to invoke them
yet. Having a law which for this
reason becomes inoperative is
not satisfactory at all, and there
is broad agreement that changes
must be made. Last year the
Assembly wanted a law that
others felt was pro- union, and
the Senate a law that was termed
union- busting. The climate this
session should be much better for
a compromise. The crippling
New York subway strike a year
ago provides plenty of incentive
to pass a workable law. Finding
a compromise here could be one
of the major accomplishments
of this session.
A Lottery Law
Organizing the lottery which
the voters passed in November
will be a challenge to this session.
It seems likely to come
in spite of some last- minute attempts
to thwart it. The burgeoning
education costs will be
somewhat offset by means of the
proceeds from the lottery. Governor
Nelson Rockefeller, while
never enthusiastic about any lottery,
seems to have somewhat
modified his stand and now hopes
for a suitable setup.
Education, causing the bulk of
the State's expenditures, is bound
to be in the foreground of legislative
action again. Financing
education as well as other new
e x p e n d i t u r e s without tax increases,
but presumably through
some form of borrowing, seems
to be in the cards, since no one
feels the time is right to increase
State taxes so soon after the
sales tax was enacted.
Transportation, Air Pollution,
Beverage Control, and Narcotics
are important subjects also due
to get attention. This may not
be a spectacular session; it may
to a large extent be devoted to
modifications of earlier legislation,
to repair work and patch-up
work, but that is essential,
Farmingdale OBSERVER, Thursday, January 5, 1967
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