Massapequa Week in Review: Jan. 16-23

A look at the top stories in Massapequa for the past week.

If you spend a much of your time talking about the weather and football, this week  had a lot to offer you.

We also had a decision by the Town of Oyster Bay that impacts some Massapequa residents near Sunrise Highway.

Here's a look back:

After a mild winter, Massapequa was finally covered in a blanket of snow this week. Saturday's storm didn't cause too many problems as most roads were cleared  by midday.

Despite the fact that this winter has been mild compared to last year's storm-filled season, Massapequa was prepared for snow and shovels and salt were selling better than a year earlier according to one store manager.

Weather over the holiday weekend led to a problematic week at the  Classes went on as scheduled, but after school and evening programs were canceled.

A battle over a proposed Checkers franchise on Sunrise Highway ended Tuesday when the Oyster Bay Town Board approved an application to allow the burger chain to build on a vacant lot there. Some area residents had been concerned about increased noise, traffic and trash in the area.

Finally, the thoughts of many fans were were focused on Sunday's NFC title game, between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. We've been following the progress of Massapequa resident Danny Walsh as he and their friends found a sponsor to pay for their trip to the Bay area.


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