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Town Focus: Day 2 in Amityville

The Amityville Triangle is in the center of

The Amityville Triangle is in the center of the village's downtown area. It contains the village's symbol, a yellow structure built in 1892 and known unofficially as the "Witch Building," so named for its hat-like rooftop. The triangle also includes a gazebo and a memorial clock honoring Amityville veterans from World Wars I and II. (June 5, 2011) (Credit: Alexi Knock)

On Day 2 in Amityville, I’m focusing on the community’s rich history.

I’ll spend the afternoon at the William T. Lauder Museum, an impressive building on Broadway that opened as a museum and historical research center in 1973. It is operated by the Amityville Historical Society, and while there I’ll meet with Pat Cahaney, president of the society.

If the weather clears up, I’ll be roaming around town with a camera for the historical video that will be produced later in the week, along with a story on Amityville’s history.


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In case you missed it, yesterday was all about the students. In the morning, I met with school superintendent John Williams, who discussed his high regard for Amityville students and his role in the community at large. Afterward, I paid a visit to Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School and got to chat with students shopping for their family members at the annual Holiday Boutique hosted by the Amityville Parent Teacher Committee.

In the evening, I also attended a meeting for COMPASS, an anti-drug task force that incorporates students, school staff and community members. You’ll find interviews with the people I met there posted throughout the week.

Glad to see people are following along through social media, and I appreciate the suggestions I’ve gotten so far. I’ll always take more - I’m looking for people to meet, places to include in my historical video, and some anecdotes about living in Amityville, especially from lifelong residents.

You can reach me in the comments below, via email and on Twitter. Updates throughout my day will also be posted in the Storify below.

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