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Town Focus: Day 2 in Amityville
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.
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.