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Nonprofit Foundation in the Works to Honor Local Family’s Lost Son
It was in a moment of clarity, amid the heavy sadness of the circumstances, that the purpose of ReesSpecht Life was born.
Rich Specht was asked to say a few words at the memorial service for the 22-month-old son he had just lost in a tragic accident in their Sound Beach backyard on Oct. 27, 2012. "I just looked at everyone and said, 'Do something right by each other, and do something for each other,'" he said.
A friend suggested Rich and his wife Samantha start a foundation in their son's memory, an idea they immediately liked. They decided the goal of the foundation would be to "remind people the importance of community, compassion and civility."
Port Jefferson and Comsewogue are among 307 school districts from across the country to be designated as a winner in the "Best Communities for Music Education" program sponsored by the NAMM Foundation.
PHOTOS: Kickline Team Scores Big at National Meet
Hauppauge kickline won one category and came in second in another recently.
WATCH: Locals React to Kings Park Smokestack Demo
In the blink of an eye, the smoke stack to the hundred-year-old historic Kings Park Psychiatric Center Power Plant was demolished by a dynamite implosion.
Commack Multiplex Demolished
Commack Multiplex Cinemas is now just a memory as slabs of concrete and piles of rubble lay where the theater stood for 30 years. A Lowe’s Home Improvement store will move into the location.