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Dec.11: Fire Commissioner Elections, Kiwanis Holiday Drive

The five things you should know today.

1. Today are the East Meadow Fire Department's Fire Commissioner Elections. You can cast your vote at 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fire Station # 3 or at the East Meadow Fire Department Headquarters.

2. The East Meadow Kiwanis Club will start collecting items for its Holiday Food Drive. Read more about the organization's effort at 12 p.m.

3. Check out some local items for some great deals in Craigslist Finds at 10 a.m.

4. In case you missed it, The First Precinct in Baldwin will be absorbed by the Seventh Precinct in Seaford on Friday, completing the final merger in Nassau County.

5. Don't forget to follow East Meadow Patch on Twitter to get all of the up-to-date East Meadow news via social media!

Jon L. December 17, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Andy, thanks for your reply. For starters I do not live in the East Meadow Fire District although I do live in East Meadow. I am keenly aware of how the volunteer fire service works on both Long Island and the rest of the country. Mr. Alderman (whom I rarely agree with) relayed a personal story, a first hand account from his co-worker. The "Chief" felt he was slighted in Mr. Alderman's tale and felt the need to chime in. That was all I pointed out. As for your comments about respect, in my eyes it is earned not a right of office, the bugles on your collar don't command any more respect than any other person. While I appreciate that Chief Officers spend countless hours of their own time to serve the community, the Chief's post was a partisan inside fire house politics issue.
Bill Alderman December 19, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Thank you both Jon L for your support and to Andy for your comments ..... However , I never said that Glenn saved the family physically ,What I said was "Glenn was there from the get go, how his knowledge , quick actions and leadership allowed for damage to be minimized ( helping to spare a few of her childhood heirlooms) once it was realized that all human lives were no longer in danger AND After the fact , by offering important advice , constant support and insights in the recovery and rebuilding process." I never implied anything other than he was there and once he made sure the family was okay , he told the family what to do to help save their valuable items and antiques ( mainly from looters and the weather and other elements and how move on from the devistation ). It was the "Chief' that claimed my story was amiss, which was not really the case, what so ever.
paul December 19, 2012 at 04:45 PM
It is a moot point. The better person won.... and yes Bill you do twist things so far that it somtimes may strangle you...
paul December 19, 2012 at 04:46 PM
To CHIEF WALTER GRIFFIN: you have gained my respect.... ;o)
Bill Alderman December 20, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Ohhhh, Did Santa leave You coal under your tree again this year Paul??? Not to worry , I got some great things that I'd be willing to share.

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