There were two major stories out of Massapequa Park in less than 24 hours this week. One was involved a major policy change, while the other was the loss of an who served the area for more than half a century. We also saw Massapequans express concerns about their drinking water. An area resident settled his troubles on the other side of the world, while hear at home we remembered the Stars and Stripes.
Here's a look back:
It was a difficult week for the Village of Massapequa Park, which lost a long-time official and member of the Village Board. Harry Jacobson died Monday at the age of 89. Jacobson was in his sixth term as a Trustee and had served as a cout leader in the 1950s.
Jacobson's death came less than a day after the Village Board voted in his absence to approve a local law that allows the village to go after owners who don't take proper care of property. It will give the village the power to put a lien on cleanup costs and to fine owners.
A public meeting this week was of great importance to Massapequans. The state DEC held a hearing about contamination in the groundwater coming from the former Grumman plant in Bethpage. The state gave a presentation on how they hope to remediate the problem. But three local water districts including Massapequa are protesting the plan.
A Massapequa student pleaded guilty in New Zealand this week in connection with a crash that killed three of his Boston University Classmates. Stephen Houseman, 20, will not receive any jail time.
Finally, Massapequa honored the Stars and Stripes with the annual "Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance" event at American Legion post 1066.