Genealogy Research Group to meet this Saturday

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The Patchogue-Medford Public Library Genealogy Research Group will meet this Saturday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. There will be a Getting Started session from 9:30 – 10 a.m.

The program topic will be “Research Techniques for Locating Heirs” and will be presented by genealogist Melissa Johnson.
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Patchogue Village purchases property to expand parking

15 Church St. in Patchogue Village was announced to have been purchased by the village in its effort to expand parking. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino
15 Church St. in Patchogue Village was announced to have been purchased by the village in its effort to expand parking. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino

15 Church St. in Patchogue Village was announced to be in the process of being purchased by the village in its effort to expand parking. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino

Patchogue Village announced its first land purchase to expand parking using funds collected from parking meters.

Deputy Mayor Jack Krieger announced at Monday’s Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting that the village is about to purchase 15 Church St. at the cost of $94,000.

Krieger said the 7,562 sq. ft. property is a first step toward expanding the Oak Street parking lot.

“There are other properties we have on our radar that we will be looking at and I would say that after a year of parking meters and the success of the meters allowed us to do this without taxpayer dollars,” Krieger said.

The property, when visited Tuesday by Patchogue-Medford Library, currently has a small building.

Money raised from Patchogue Village's parking meters is being designated to enhance its lots, says the village in a letter. (Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino)

Money raised from Patchogue Village’s parking meters is being used toward the purchase of the property. (Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino)

Village Attorney Brian Egan said the property is being purchased from the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame.

When asked during the meeting how many spaces the property would hold, Krieger said that a number has not yet been figured out. However the new spaces would be free, and not metered.

Trustee Tom Ferb estimated offhand that it could be between 30 to 40 spaces.

What are your thoughts on the parking purchase? Where do you think more Patchogue Village parking should be added? Head over to Patchogue-Medford Library’s Facebook Page by clicking here to discuss on the page’s wall and click “Like” to get more updates directly from the library. Also follow the library on Twitter @pmlib.

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