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Vol. 5 No. 40 Second Class Postage has been paid at Farmingdale, N„ Y. 11735 Thursday, May 23, 1968
3,152 Seek Wyandanch
Issue On Ballot
A petition containing 3,152 names was presented to the District
22 Board of Education on Monday night asking that a public r e ferendum
be held on the proposition that the school district
boundary lines not be changed. The petition was submitted by
John Violetto of 47 Mill Road and Francis Staut of 15 Hazel
Avenue , Farmingdale. In recent weeks rumors have been circulating
that if the proposed dissolution of the Wyandanch
school district becomes a reality, Farmingdale would be affected.
Members of the Board pointed out that the actual petition
that people signed had different wording and Violetto and
Staut agreed to change their request to " We the residents and
taxpayers of USFD # 22 hereby request that the proposal to dissolve
the Wyandanch District and to merge it ii^ part with District
22 be subject to a public referendum. v
xrustee A. Terry Weathers said that since no official order
had been handed down, it was not the time to put such a referendum.
Since Kendrick Smith, legal counsel was not present,
the Board recessed to confer by telephone.
When the Board resumed the public meeting, Weathers said
the Board would consider the petition a compelling request to
hold a future referendum if any such decision would ever be
handed down, but in the meantime this information would be
forwarded to Dr. James A. Allen, Commissioner of Education,
Dr. Wheaton and Dr. Rossey, supervising principals of Suffolk
and Nassau County. Both Violetto and Staut said this seemed
Library Trustee Carl E. Gorton objected as a signer of the
petition and said that it should be on the June 22 ballot.
The motion was passed by a six to one vote, with Trustee
Bernard Lang voting in the negative.
In other action, The Board adopted a motion that a proposition
be put on the voting machines authorizing the Board of Education
to enter into a contract not exceeding three years on
transportation if after investigation the Board found it in the best
interest of the taxpayers. The vote was passed six to one with
Trustee Josephine Jones voting in the negative.
The Board also voted to spend $ 10,000 to join BOCES ( Board
of Cooperative Educational Services) which would mean a
70% return in the following year's budget of State Aid. Prior
to this certain students were educated by the services under
Former Board member Ethel Rocchio and Arnold DiSilvestro,
were added to the new Citizens Committee on Finance.
Boychoir To Perform Accept Bids On $ 5.9 Expansion
Governor Rockefeller announced
that bids are now being
accepted for the construction of a
$ 5.9 million Dormitory and Dining
Hall Complex at the State University
Agricultural and Technical
College at Farmingdale.
The project consists of four
dormitories and a dining hall.
Each of the L- shaped dormitories
will accommodate housing for
158 students and will have reading
rooms, student lounges, r e creational
spaces and an apartment
for the dormitory director.
The Dining Hall will accommodate
a total of 1,600 students
and is arranged as a series of
small dining rooms.
Related site work will provide
major utility and other services
to the individual dormitories and
the dining room, as well as staff
parking facilities, and outdoor
recreational spaces. The new
facilities are expected to be a-vailable
for the 1970 academic
" Approximately $ 10.4 million
worth of construction has been
completed at the Agricultural and
Technical College at Farmingdale,"
said. " Present full- time student
enrollment is 3,500 with an
additional 4,000 students attending
classes part time."
Bids for construction of the
Dormitory and Dining Hall Complex,
including required site
work, will be opened at the offices
of the Dormitory Authority, Els-mere,
New York, at 2: 30 p. m.,
on June 19.
Ginsberg Bill Boon To Homeowners
Rehearsing for the St. Kilian Boychoir concert
to be held on Friday and Saturday, May 24 and
May 25 are soloists John Achenbach and Kevin
Assemblyman Martin Ginsberg
said that the approval by the
Assembly of his multi- sponsored
bill requiring state licensing of
home improvement contractors,
will be a much- needed boon to
New York homeowners. It will
eliminate the fraudulent or shady
home improvement contractor,
many of whom do not know how
to hold a hammer or saw.
Ginsberg credited the public
which sent letters, telegrams
and made phone calls to fellow
lawmakers, for passage of his
bill. " It proves what an aroused
electorate can do, especially
homeowners victimized for years
by phony contractors and repairmen,
1 except my bill to win
similar approval in the Senate
and to be signed into law by
the governor since it has the
backing of Attorney General
The Ginsberg Bill will r e quire
a licensed contractor to
hire only skilled workmen, to
have good financial practices and
to be responsible. It places the
contractor's salesmen under die
The bill defines home improvements
as the repair, alteration,
modernization or improvement
of one and two- family
dwellings. It includes the improvement
of grounds, garbages
and odier structures used in
connection with the dwellings but
would not include new homes.
The New York Secretary of
State will be empowered to set
standards, rules and regulations
for licensees. He will
be mandated to examine qualifications
and fitness of applicants
and will be authorized to
collect an initial two- year $ 50
fee as well as subsequent two-year
$ 25 renewals.
Contractors found guilty after
a hearing before the Secretary
of State, would have their licenses
revoked or suspended.
They would also be liable to imprisonment
for not more than
six months or by a fine of not
more than $ 500 or both.
7- 11 Store Held Up
Leonides Gonzales, reported to
police that he was held up at the
7- 11 food store located at 756
The complainant told police
that two unknown armed white
males took between$ 800and$ 900
The Eighth Squad is investigating.
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