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Familiar FH Names, Places in News

Hires, reappointments and a building name change

There are a few familiar Fair Havenites, some with longstanding roots in the borough, who have recently been either hired, reappointed or appointed to various volunteer and staff positions. And there has been a name change of a building that dates back to days of school kindergarten classes and segregation.

All action was taken via resolution at the Jan. 28 Borough Council meeting.

Did you know?

• What native Fair Havenites remember and know currently as the The Youth Center, on Fisk Street, which is the host building for recreation events and the police station, will now be called the Fair Haven Community Center.

The Youth Center, before it housed the borough police department, was a school. It's where many were walked, by a rope, to kindergarten in the 1960s. Before that, it was a segregated school.

• Kevin Countryman, of Third Street, "having duly been accepted as a regular member of the Fair Haven Fire Co.," was appointed to the Fair Haven Fire Department, making it official.

• Thomas Shepell was appointed to the borough's Zoning Board for a term of four years; and Peter Neczesny was appointed as alternate #2 for two years by Mayor Ben Lucarelli and council approval.

• Former fire chief and police lieutenant William Heath, former employee Hal Trenton and resident Nicholas Lenczyk were appointed as part-time public works for snow plowing at $20 an hour.

"They're all either former employees and/or well-known residents," Administrator Theresa Casagrande said. "So, everyone knows them."

• Native Fair Havenite David Becker was reappointed as foreman of buildings, grounds and parks.

• Carl Hogarth was reappointed as foreman of streets and sanitation.

• The following people, with very familiar family names steeped in borough community service, were appointed to the Fair Haven Fire Police for 2013:

Harold Albert, Doug Anderson, Chris Bertell, Tricia Brett, Tom Brounley, Bill Copeland, Marty Coy, Lew Davison, Ann Dupree, Vinny Feeny, John Felsmann Doug MacFarland, Bill Overman, Rick Robbins, Andy Schrank, Geri Tilton, Garry Allers, Darryl Breckenridge, Jack Croft, Tom Torick, Kathy Robbins, Judi Smith, Myles Standish, Ed Stratton, Alex Good, Larry Hartman, Henry Nemser, Joe Perrotto, Frank Scalzo and Gene Stefanelli.

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