The Sachem community has no shortage of opinions, and our guest bloggers on Patch regularly contribute to the vibrant conversations that take place in the barber shop, on the street corner or in the parking lot after a school meeting. Patch brings those conversations into one meetinghouse. Here's a roundup of the latest blogs in our community.
Lisa Tyson of the Long Island Progressive Coalition expresses her support for the dissolution of Sanitary District 2, a special district that according to Tyson unfairly taxes certain residents while providing substandard sanitation service. Tyson reports on a petition signed by more than 5,000 residents, expressing their desire to see Sanitary District 2 dissolved and turned over to the Town of Hempstead.
Howard Kroplick gives us a hidden treasure of Long Island highway planning history, as he posts a map and explanation of how the Motor Parkway, the first US automobile highway, was supposed to run all the way to Riverhead. News clippings, surveys, and maps show the plan, which was supposed to begin in 1906. A great post for you history buffs out there.
A moving and informative blog from Hilary Topper, this post is about the planned commissioning of the USS Michael Murphy in New York City on October 6. Murphy was a Navy SEAL from Patchogue, killed in Afghanistan while trying to protect his men during an ambush in 2005. has been named in his honor as well. The Navy has invited crew and Murphy's family members to attend the commissioning, but can not pay for them. Many of the family members can not afford to go. Topper's blog post informs you about a campaign to raise the funds for Murphy's family.
More of an announcement than a blog post, Lieutentant Detective Robert Donohue informs us of a free child car seat inspection in Yaphank on August 18. The inspections include some tutorials on how to keep your children safe in the car. Take advantage of this free opportunity to ensure a safe driving summer.
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