Farmingville, NY – On August 31, Councilwoman Bonner joined members of the Sound Beach Civic Association to honor the “Hometown Heroes” who have served as the frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony took place at the at the association’s “Adopt a Spot” located on New York Avenue in Sound Beach. Those honored include doctors, nurses, hospital staff, nursing home and home healthcare workers, first responders, grocery store and postal workers, restaurant workers, teachers and many more.
Councilwoman Jane Bonner said, “Since the start of the pandemic, so many people have stepped up and served their communities despite the threat of contracting the COVID-19 virus. It’s time that they be honored, and it was my pleasure to be part of the ‘Hometown Heroes’ dedication. I commend and thank the Sound Beach Civic Association for giving the frontline workers the recognition they deserve.”
Pictured left to right are Inspector Matthew McCormick, Commanding Officer of the Suffolk County Police Department’s 7th precinct; Stuart Vincent, Director of Public Relations at Mather Hospital; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; Sound Beach Civic President, Bea Ruberto; Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker; Darran Handshaw, Chief of the Sound Beach Fire Department; Chad Lennon, Special Assistant with Veterans Affairs representing New York State Senator Anthony Palumbo.