As usual, it was a festive July 4th week in the Massapequas with some spectacular celebrations. There was also a frightening accident on our waters a day before a tragedy on the North Shore. It was a difficult week for YES Community Counseling, and a memorable one from some of the area's best and brightest women.
Here's a look back:
The July Fourth holiday started off with a bang as the Village of Massapequa Park held its Tuesday night. The village was able to pay for the display because funds which would have gone towards snow removal weren't needed this winter.
The Vilage's went off on Wednesday as veterans, elected officials and local groups of all types marched past flag waving residents.
Before those two events was a on the South Shore that happened almost 48 hours before the deadly accident on the North Shore. Police said a drunk boater slammed into a dock of a home on Ocean Avenue at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and then left the scene of the accident.
An ongoing political battle became a painful one for YES Community Counseling and dozens of other organizations after they from Nassau County. The organizations had received a letter from County Executive Ed Mangano threatening to stop the funding if Democrats didn't join Republicans in passing a bill to pay for tax refunds the county owes.
Finally, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino held his annual ceremony this week, among those honored were Massapequa School Board member Jane Ryan, former Chamber of Commerce President Phyllis Doria and Sister Loyola Curtin of St Rose of Lima Church.