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January 2017
The flag will fly for Charlie Laine, US Navy, WWII.

February 2017
The flag will fly for Gilbert M. Meehan, US Army, WWII.

March 2017
The flag will fly for Arthur Ruddick, US Navy, WWII.

April 2017
The flag will fly for Robert Glade, US Army, Korea.

May 2017
The flag will fly for John "Jack" T. Kelly, US Marine Corp., Korea.

June 2017
The flag will fly for Carl Eckman, US Army, WWII.

July 2017
The flag will fly for John (Jack) Kronenberger, US Navy, WWII.

August 2017
The flag will fly for Richard Ford, US Army, WWII.

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

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June's President's Message

This month's Civic meeting will be held on Thursday, June 22nd at 7PM at the VFW Hall. Come down and get caught up on what is going on in your neighborhood!

Cashless tolls -- The Civic previously reported our concerns that this new system presented for our town in particular -

• One is the inability at times to make a left turn onto Demerest Road as oncoming traffic coming out of the tolls no longer has to slow down, which often in the past offered the opportunity for drivers to make the left turn onto Demerest Road from Crossbay Blvd. We believe this will be made even much worse as afternoon summer crowds exit the Rockaway's.

• The second concern is that it appears that cars are now coming off of the bridge at much higher speeds and then increasing their speed even more as they attempt to catch the green light at 20th Road. As a result the Civic Association met on site with Community Board District manager Jonathan Gaska and representatives from DOT on May 31st to discuss. At the conclusion, the Civic and community board requested that a traffic light be added to this location to address these concerns. DOT indicated that they would take that request back to the commissioner. Both the Civic and community board submitted follow up requests that the study, which is required, be undertaken immediately and corrective action be taken.

NY State Troopers will be present at the Civic meeting to give a presentation of why they are a visible force suddenly in our community and to take questions. The Civic had reached out to Assemblywoman Amato ....

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