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Neighbors Complain About Farmingdale Students

News from around Long Island, May 5.

Neighbors Complain About Students' Behavior

The got an earful of complaints Wednesday night about drinking, vandalism, fighting and other bad behavior on the part of students in the neighborhood around the high school. Numerous residents stepped to the microphone at the board meeting to tell the board and district administrators that they had witnessed students drinking or using drugs before and after school, vandalizing or breaking into cars, smashing bottles on the street and getting in to fights.

Boy Scouts Donate Comic Books to Wounded Soldiers

Boy Scout Troop 175 in West Babylon joined a comic book drive spearheaded by Suffolk County Legislator Wayne Horsley, contributing 1,600 comic books. The idea for the "Super Heroes for Our Heroes" drive came from Lindenhurst resident and Vietnam veteran Joe Ingino, who suggested a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Horsley commented in a press release that he came up with the comic book idea because “comics could provide a bit of light reading that hopefully would lift their spirits and bring a smile to their faces.”

Clean-Up Set for Theodore Roosevelt Park

Friends of the Bay, the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association  and Town Supervisor John Venditto will host a beach cleanup for individuals, families, groups and organizations on Saturday. 

The cleanup will start at 8 a.m. at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay, near the boat launching ramps. Participants will enjoy a BBQ and Oyster Bay clams, courtesy of NOBBA.

Town Rejects Defibrillators for Park

After Kings Park Youth board member John McQuaid made the town of Smithtown an offer he thought they couldn’t refuse – that his organization would like to pay for two Automated External Defibrillators to be installed on a town park where their teams play ball – he got a very unexpected response: The town refused. “It’s a liability,” said town attorney John Zollo.

McQuaid recently wrote the town a letter, explaining that the organization would pay for the life saving units at Memorial Park in Kings Park and would be willing to maintain them. The town, responded in a letter, denying the request, but did not offer an explanation, prompting McQuaid to appear at last week’s town board meeting. The denial was issued by deputy attorney, Matthew Jakubowski. Zollo was under the impression that KPY wanted sole use of the units. McQuaid clarified the letter, stating anyone who was trained could use it and the group was willing to cover the cost of training and maintaining the units. Zollo, maintained his belief that the liability risk was still too great.

Pathmark Tops Worst Supermarket List

A national supermarket survey released by Consumer Reports found that Pathmark customers have the worst experience of any supermarket chain in the United States. topped the list, and according to this slideshow, 75 percent of those polled had at least one complaint about shopping at the New Jersey-based chain.

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