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Glen Head Man Dies In Crash

A motor vehicle accident at the tail end of the rush hour last Tuesday morning left one driver dead, with a second driver and a passenger both injured. 

 

At around 9 a.m. on April 1, a pick-up truck traveling south on Roslyn Road crossed into oncoming traffic. The driver of a Coach USA charter bus heading north then swerved to avoid a head-on collision with the truck, instead crashing into a tree.  

 

The pick-up truck burst into flames and the driver, Facundo R. Ponce, 43, of Glen Head, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the bus and the sole passenger were both seriously injured, trapped inside the bus. Emergency medical personnel worked to free them from the vehicle and they were taken to a local hospital. Debris flew everywhere damaging nearby vehicles, including breaking the window of a passing SUV.

 

According to a motorist who was traveling on Roslyn Road right before the accident occurred, the pick-up truck had been driving erratically, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic for two miles along Roslyn Road prior to the accident. Two other witnesses traveling behind the truck said they also noticed the bizarre behavior of the driver and kept their distance.  

News

Glen Cove residents may see a 1.64 percent increase in the tax levy next year, the amount proposed at last week’s public hearing. Mayor Reginald Spinello and the Glen Cove City Council held an initial reading of the proposed budget for 2015, and will take final vote on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the next city council meeting.

 

“It’s very easy for a first time mayor to raise the taxes and blame it on a prior administration, and that is not what I am doing,” said Mayor Spinello. “In the past three administrations there were budgets with increases of  almost 28 percent to down to 12 percent, but it’s a different time now...I think that the residents are certainly going to feel relief. I put together a budget...that I believe is fair and reasonable and a good budget.”

Richie Cannata may be best known for his song credits but his name will become a part of history this week. Cannata, a 28-year resident and business owner of Glen Cove, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington.

 

As a member of the Billy Joel Band, the saxophone player was propelled to fame in 1975 when he joined the band and played on songs including “New York State of Mind” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”


Sports

The Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the New York Rangers, will once again host a special Try Hockey for Free Program on Sunday morning, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at ithe Ice Skating Center located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Ave. 

 

The event will allow youngsters a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. Four morning sessions will be available. Session times are 8 to 9 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon.

On Thursday, Oct. 2, North Shore High School quarterback Michael Floccari shattered a school record and tied a Long Island record for the most touchdown passes in a game. This accomplishment ties him with E.J. Clark from Seaford High School (1977) and Joe Capobianco form Lawrence High school (2011). 


Calendar

Harvest Square Dance - October 24

Fall Festival - Octobner 24 - 25

Peace, Politics and Projectiles - October 26


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com