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A village dedicates a community meeting space to the memory of the former mayor

The Village of Flower Hill recently opened a new community space with the help of elected officials, residents and the family of former Mayor Bob McNamara. The village council authorized the construction of the new community meeting space earlier this year to provide additional space adjacent to the village hall for use by the community.

The space was dedicated to the late Mayor Bob McNamara in remembrance of his years of service to the community. The onset of the pandemic has increased demand for usable outdoor spaces for recreation, socializing and business meetings. According to Google COVID-19 Community Mobility Trends, the use of parks and outdoor spaces in the United States has increased by 35%.

“This place will serve not only as a place to meet friends, neighbors or a dog, but also a place to work in the Village. This will serve to promote the communication and mutual understanding that Bob McNamara has brought to his public service, ”said Mayor Brian Herrington.

Thanks to the hard work of State Senator Anna Kaplan, the village was able to obtain grants for the construction of this garden. Port Washington and Roslyn Atlantic Hook and Ladder Companies erected the Flag Ladder Bridge in memory of former Mayor Robert McNamara, who died in April 2020 while still on duty in his office. A plaque is also installed in the garden in his memory.

—Submitted by the village of Flower Hill

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