Farmingville, NY - On February 21, Councilman Neil Foley (left) and Councilman Kevin LaValle (right) were at Lake Ronkonkoma with community members to cover graffiti and restore a popular mural painted on an old concrete retaining wall along the beach. The wall is one of the last remnants of a bygone era when grand pavilions lined the once-popular tourist destination. Recently, vandals spray painted obscenities and profane images on the mural, but residents banded together and organized the clean-up.Councilman Foley said, “It was great to see so many people come out to help restore the Lake Ronkonkoma mural. These people take pride in the community and are determined to keep it looking beautiful. Vandalism isn’t just mischief, it’s a crime that will not be tolerated anywhere in Brookhaven Town.”Councilman LaValle said, “I want to thank everyone who answered the call and helped to turn a bad situation into a group effort to make it better. That’s what this community is all about and I was proud to join in the clean-up of this beloved piece of Lake Ronkonkoma’s legacy.
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