A bill to change the name of Robert Moses State Park — because of the racism of Mr. Moses — was introduced in Albany last week by State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell of Manhattan. An attorney, he grew up in Suffolk County, in Commack (and is an older brother of Rosie O’Donnell, the TV personality and author). His measure declares that “Robert Moses repeatedly abused his power to entrench racial and economic segregation.” Examples cited: When Moses built Jones Beach State Park, “he intentionally ordered the overpasses of the connected parkway too low for buses, so that poor people, particularly African-American ... 9 Dec 2019 by Staff Writer
Erin J. (Erwin) Oliver, of East Quogue passed away December 2, 2019. She was 61. Born September 18, 1958, in Riverhead to Thomas and Jean Erwin, she worked as a meat wrapper most her life, and was with King Kullen the past 20 years. Survivors said being with her family, baking and making crafts with her granddaughters brought her the most joy. She also enjoyed feeding the birds, watching nature and going to the beach. She is survived by her husband, Samuel H. Oliver; her daughters, Dana L. Oliver, Samantha Jiudice and husband Ryan; twin granddaughters Aaliyah and Peyton; and ... by my27east
Ronald Doroska of Hampton Bays died December 3, 2019, at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 80. Born on May 18, 1939, in Jamaica, Queens, he was the son of Sophie and John P. Doroszka. He graduated from Riverhead High School in 1958 and in 1960 joined the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1963. In 1966 he started working for Northville Industies where he was a truck driver for most of his career. In 1967 he married the love of his life, Virginia Granatelli. They were married for 29 years before she died in 1996. ... by my27east
Maureen Murtha Behringer of Southampton died December 6, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 87. Born to Helen and Thomas Murtha on July 27, 1932, she attended St Elizabeth’s College, which she left to raise her large family. Later in life, she graduated from Suffolk Community College. In 1952, she married her childhood sweetheart, Thomas Behringer, and they eventually moved to Water Mill to raise their six children together. Survivors said one word that describes Mrs. Behringer is love — love first and foremost for her husband of nearly 68 years and her family, but also for her friends ... by my27east
Karen Langehennig died on November 30, 2019, just weeks after her 46th birthday. She was the devoted spouse (as far as anyone is concerned) and verbal sparring partner of Bill Scholl for the past 13 years. She met her partner and verbal sparring partner Bill Scholl, whom she considered her spouse, online 13 years ago. Born November 13, 1973, in Patchogue to John and Eleanor (Ott) Langehennig, she was incessantly “tortured” since the day of her birth by her older brothers, Bill and Ed Langehennig. She graduated from William Floyd High School in 1991, she went on to earn a ... by my27east
Our Lady Of The Hamptons School Lisa Macari and her Prep 6 class were the student leaders of the Advent Liturgy on the Feast of St Nicholas. The mass was concelebrated by Fathers John Wachowicz and Ryan Creamer. The OLH Joyful Noise, Hamptones, Hamptonix, Dance Troupes and bell choir enhanced the prayer and blessing of the Advent wreath, creche and Christmas tree at the family Advent service. The local and parish communities are welcome to attend “Written in the Stars,” an original Christmas musical to be presented at the school on Sunday, December 15, at 2 p.m. and Monday, December ... by my27east
Southampton School District Senior Tonoa Pender has been recognized by the Rotary Club of Southampton as the Rotary Student of the Month for December. She earned the honor for her dedication to her studies and school community. She is the treasurer of the Rotary Interact Club and a member of the Spanish and National honor societies. She also participates in the Best Buddies program and the Southampton Village Planning Commission. When not studying, she enjoys sewing, thrifting, meditation and volunteering at the local Methodist church. In the fall, she plans to attend either Southern Connecticut State University or Syracuse University ... by my27east
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