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September 2017
The flag will fly for
Frank Hurst,
US Navy, WWII.

October 2017
The flag will fly for
Warren J. Furrer,
US Army, Korea.

November 2017
The flag will fly for
John Trudden,
US Air Force, Korea.

December 2017
The flag will fly for
Thomas J. O'Brien,
US Navy, WWII.

January 2018
The flag will fly for
Patrick Brosnahan,
US Navy, WWII.

Feburary 2018
The flag will fly for Charles & Henry Hoffman, US Navy, WWII.

March 2018
The flag will fly for George Chamberlain, US Navy, Korea.

April 2018
The flag will fly for William "Bill" Morris, US Navy Medic, WWII.

May 2018
The flag will fly for Harry Sergerdell, US Coast Guard, WWII.

June 2018
The flag will fly for Edward J. Villani, US Army, WWII.

July 2018
The flag will fly for Lawrence Sweet, US Navy, WWII.

August 2018
The flag will fly for Thomas H. Horn, US Navy, WWII.

September 2018
The flag will fly for Vinnie O'Hare, US Army, WWII.

October 2018
The flag will fly for William A. Rielly, US Army, WWII.

November 2018
The flag will fly for Edward (Captain Ed) Smith, US Navy, WWII.

December 2018
The flag will fly for Thomas (Bucky) O'Brien, US Army, Vietnam.

January 2019
The flag will fly for John (Stanley) Cotton, US Navy, WWII.

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December's President's Message

This month’s Civic meeting will be held on Thursday, December 6th at 7 PM at the VFW Hall. This is a departure from our normal time scheduled date of the fourth Thursday of the month due to the holidays.

We would like to commend Councilman Ulrich for personally hosting a Thanksgiving Day meal for those in need of a place to go and some company for the holiday. It was a great success and was in keeping with the true meaning of Thanksgiving - well done!! I hope everybody had a great and happy Thanksgiving.

DEC inspections under the Build-It-Back program - all residents who are enrolled in the Build-It-Back program should be aware that in addition to the numerous building department inspections, the New York State DEC will conduct a final inspection of the property to ensure compliance. This has led to a number of complaints from residents who are home for over two years and are only now seeing this inspection take place. The Civic Association, working in conjunction with Borough President Melinda Katz, Senator Addabbo and Assemblywoman Amato, has challenged the DEC on this practice. As a result, we have come to resolution on this matter. A full report will be given at Civic meeting.

The Sunset Cove project is now fully underway after a major setback! Work had started in August on surface clean up. Excavation was scheduled to take place next, but a major bureaucratic hurdle involving the DEC threatened to not only delay but to derail the project. The entire project was threatened, and we stood to lose $16 million as well as the project. The Civic Association worked around the clock through the weekend before Thanksgiving with Senator Addabbo and Assemblywoman Amato to reach out directly to the governor’s office to find a resolution. We are happy to report that thanks to these efforts this ridiculous ......

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