Fallen police officers honored in Goshen

Two names have been added to the memorial outside the Orange County Courthouse as part of this year’s Law Enforcement Memorial Service. Added this year were the names of NYPD Detective Christopher Strucker and NYPD Detective Thomas Weiner. Both men died as a direct result of their service after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Both had site-related cancer, reports The Mid-Hudson News.

Det. Weiner’s son, Thomas Weiner III, told reporters, “It’s amazing that the FOP puts this together, as well as Orange County and the NYPD in this scenario. It’s incredible having friends and family show their support. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing my father was honored in such a way.

As is traditional, all the names of officers killed in the line of duty were read and a rose was placed at the foot of the monument in each officer’s honor.

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Patchogue Village to build a second September 11th Memorial

The village of Patchogue will transform an empty lot overlooking the Great South Bay into a reflective September 11 memorial to honor three local residents killed in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, reports Deon J. Hampton for Newsday.

Patchogue and East Patchogue lost FDNY Lt. Michael Healey, Alfred Maler, and Eric Stahlman in the attacks.

The memorial is expected to open in July and will provide a “reflective” waterfront space. It will be funded by a private donation given to improve local parks.

The new memorial will be larger than the village’s existing memorial at Shorefront Park.

A September 11, 2018 dedication is expected.

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NYC’s historic Trinity Church to partially close for 2 years

New York City’s Trinity Church will face a two-year renovation that will keep visitors out of its nave, reports the Associated Press. A chapel in the building’s northwest corner will remain open throughout the renovation process.

To the relief of history lovers and Hamilton fans, the Trinity graveyard, which contains the graves of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton, will stay open.

Renovations will increase church capacity to 652 people (currently, Trinity can hold 514), increase accessibility, add new restrooms, add a canopy to protect clergy from the weather as they assemble for the weekly Sunday procession into the church, and restore the stained glass. A new stained glass window will be installed on the Broadway-facing wall, and a new pipe organ is being built in Germany.

St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity’s nearby chapel, will host Sunday services during the renovation.

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