Town Board: 2 Recognized for Contributions to Huntington

The Town Board has named the entrance road to Manor Field Park at 90 East 5th Street in Huntington Station as “William Thomas Way.”

Thomas was a longtime resident and youth football advocate who worked with the children of the Huntington Youth Bulldogs Football PAL at Manor Field.

The Town Board voted to name the road last week.

Elwood Pioneer Honored

Councilman Sal Ferro recognized Elwood resident Charleen Francis before the Town Board meeting last week, citing her role in Huntington history.

She and her siblings integrated the Elwood School District over 60 years ago. A retired high school guidance counselor and principal, she is a member of the Education Committee for the Huntington Chapter of the NAACP.

“Charleen is someone who spent most of her life helping others while being a role model to the kids in her school and community. I wanted to make sure she knew that we wanted to make a difference in her life, the way she made a difference in Long Island.” Ferro said.

“I’m so very honored to have been recognized by Councilman Salvatore Ferro and the Town Council last night. It will be a fond memory and continued encouragement to keep moving forward in my efforts to shine a light on the contributions of my community in the past and in the future,” she said Wednesday.

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