Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Roy Fuchs, chairman of the board of the Friends of Sagamore Hill, passed away the morning of May 12, 2013. Roy W. Fuchs was born in Brooklyn on June 1, 1930, son of Walter and Patricia Quinn Fuchs. He graduated from Valley Stream High School. He earned a college degree from Farmingdale College in Agriculture. He managed a fruit and dairy farm upstate in Elnora, New York for a few years. He was hoping to become a veterinarian when “Uncle Sam” called. He served in the US Navy air control division for eight years. After military duty he became a banker with Franklin National Bank, a savings and loan bank, and Bank Leumi. He married Asenath Hatch in 1963.
Roy Fuchs was a Rotarian (charter president of Plainview Rotary Club and district treasurer). He has been a member of Old First Presbyterian Church of Huntington since 1969, where he served on Session and was a trustee.
In retirement, he was a volunteer at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. He loved the outdoors and took pride in helping maintain the property especially riding the tractor and cutting the lawn at Sagamore Hill. He was serving as Chairman of Friends of Sagamore Hill upon his death on May 12. He was a very loving and caring husband and father. He is survived by his wife, four children and ten grandchildren.
Visitation was at the Jacobsen Funeral Home Thursday, May 16. A memorial service was held at Old First Church 125 Main Street, Huntington, on Saturday, May 18.
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.
Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.
“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”