Written by Ron Scaglia Friday, 18 January 2013 00:00
For the first time since Superstorm Sandy struck the area, a portion of Burns Park has been reopened.
The park, situated on the coastline, was one of the hardest hit parks in the Town of Oyster Bay. In the aftermath of the storm, it was submerged under eight feet of water. About 11 weeks after the storm hit the area, the walking track, bicycle track and basketball courts have been reopened.
According to Marta Kane, spokesperson for the Town of Oyster Bay, full power has not been restored to the park as of yet, so the park is being illuminated by temporary lighting. The park will be open from dawn until 9 p.m. daily, but the fields and community centers remain closed until further notice. Some parents have expressed concern that the fields will not be opened in time for the beginning of the spring sports season.
“We’re testing all the fields,” said Kane. “There’s a discussion as to whether to repair or replace the fields. There’s been testing as recently as this week to see how secure the turf is. Our intention is to open for the spring season.”
Kane added that the south shore was hit particularly hard, and so Burns Park and Tobay Beach are the two most devastated facilities within the town. Tobay remains closed. Kane said that it is hoped that the beach will be reopened by the summer. She also added that town officials are hoping to be reimbursed by FEMA for the cost of the repairs.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
Tuesday, members of the Massapequa Women’s Club officially delivered precious relics of a bygone era to the Massapequa Public Library’s Bar Harbour branch- approximately 40 albums filled with vintage photographs, text, and newspaper articles dating from 1924 to 2000, all documenting the activities of the Massapequa Women’s Club.
Discovered purely by chance being stored in a forgotten old basement, Mary Kuhlkin, Historian of the Women’s Club, said that she knew such a surprisingly well-preserved piece of history needed to be presented for all to see.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:26
After 13 years presiding over Massapequa Park, James Altadonna stepped down as mayor last week and was appointed Oyster Bay Town Clerk.
Altadonna, who was elected to his seventh term in March, will be take over for Steve Labriola, who resigned in February. Altadonna’s name began to pop up in connection with the Town Clerk position in April, and he was nominated by Republicans to run for the job in late May.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
A first-half flick near the net by Will Rezin led to the only goal of the game to lead the Massapequa Rough Riders to a 1-0 win over Valley Stream Forest in the Boys-Under-19 State Open Cup at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview on June 8. The other dramatic play in the game between the two Long Island Junior Soccer League teams occurred in the second half when Massapequa keeper Vincent Pellegrino saved a penalty kick.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00Runners from the Massapequas scored in the David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run June 6.
A strong contingent of Massapequa pavement-pounders was on hand for the 22nd annual edition of the 5-kilometer Run, held in Eisenhower Park, and many of them came away with awards.