Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Councilman Terry McSweeney, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre recently attended the street renaming ceremony in honor of former Copiague resident Everett Newman. The officials were joined by many members of the community, including his wife, Wendy, and his six children: Donna, Barbara, Theresa, Toni, Everett and James. Boy Scouts of America Troop 283 and Copiague School District Superintendent Kathleen Bannon were also in attendance. East Gate in Copiague was ceremoniously renamed “Everett E. Newman III Memorial Way.”
Newman became a Copiague resident in the early-1970s. He spent 30 years on the Copiague Board of Education, as well as being a former President of the Copiague Lions Club and Kiwanis and leader of several Boy Scouts Troops. Newman passed away in August of 2017.
Schaffer highlighted Newman’s commitment to the Copiague community at the ceremony, and used his work as a model for serving the town you live in.