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Last Updated: August 25, 2015
 The following article - and more - can be found in our print edition: 

New Police Chief for Muttontown

Phil T. Pulaski, of Glen Cove, retired last year as NYPD’s Chief of Detectives. Pulaski, age 63, was appointed Chief of Police in Muttontown on August 1st. He will have an annual salary of $200,000. The annual budget of the Muttontown police force is $2.7million.

Pulaski, is a 33-year veteran of the NYPD. He was chief of the Intelligence Division and Counterterrorism Bureau. He retired in March 2014. Pulaski was working, after his retirement, at Cushman & Wakefield Rick Management , and no longer works there.

Muttontown has a police force of 12. It was a part of the six-village Old Brookville Department for more than three decades. In 2011 Muttontown formed its own force. The Village has had one burglary in 2012, and four in 2011.

In a letter to the community Mayor Julianne W. Beckerman welcomed Pulaski. Chief William McHale after four and a half year. Chief McHale had helped form the Village’s new Police Department, and Beckerman she said, “He leaves an extraordinary legacy behind and will be greatly missed.” The mayor said, Phil Pulaski’s resume although extremely impressive is outshined by the man himself. Chief Pulaski brings to our Village a palpable work ethic and a passion for law enforcement service. “ She also gave, in the letter, Pulaski’s Chief of Police phone number and Pulaski’s cell phone to call him directly. The chief took his oath of office on August 12th.



BOTT, Evelyn B., on August 20th, age 95, of East Norwich. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Loving mother of Albert (Victoria), Paul (Kathryn), and Anthony (Mary Ellen). Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Slauson (Mark), Kendall Edry (Peter), Anthony, and Paul. Proud Great Nanna of Sonia Slauson, Jasper Slauson. Former Den Mother of Cub Scout Pack 253, long term active member of the East Norwich Civic Association and Director of Keep Christ in Christmas Committee. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.

DION, John, on August 16th, age 89, of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Bronx, NY. Beloved husband of Caroline. Loving father of Janice Black (Michael), Yvonne Bracco (Joseph), and the late John (Janice). Cherished grandfather of Stephen, Michael, Katie, Brittany Stouffer (Brady), Jennifer, and Joseph. Dear sister of Bobby Grippo (Barbara). Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Interment Private.

Don ANGELO, Gertrude B., on August 20, age 84, of Bayville. Beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Loving mother of Joseph (Patricia), Denise Walsh (Terrence), and the late Deborah Jovino (Richard). Cherished grandmother of Brian (Lisa), Elizabeth McGoldrick (Thomas), Michael (Premie), Kathleen, and Joseph. Proud great grandmother of Caden Bay Walsh. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay, NY, Thursday 10:30 AM -12:00 PM. Funeral Service Shelter Rock Baptist Church, Syosset-Woodbury Road, Syosset, NY Thursday 12:30 PM. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network, 3480 Hull Ave., N. Bellmore, NY 11710 in her name would be appreciated.

HAWXHURST, George C., on August 21st, age 57, of Syosset, formerly of Oyster Bay. Beloved husband of Irene. Proud father of Gregory and William. Cherished son of Mickey and the late George N. Dear brother of Paul, and Karen Testa (Anthony). Loving son-in-law of Maureen Crowley and the late WIlliam Crowley. Dear brother-in-law of Mary, Michael and Christopher Crowley, and Jennifer LaCava (Gregory). Adored uncle of Nicole, Jessica, Caroline, Christina, and James. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay, NY, and Wednesday 3-5 & 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass St. Dominic RC Chapel, Oyster Bay, NY Thursday 10:30 AM. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106 New York, NY 10087 would be appreciated.

McADAMS, Edward F. “Ned”, Suddenly on August 15th, of Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Locust Valley. Beloved husband of Mary Ann. Loving Father of Eileen (Bob), Jim (Noreen), Margaret (Late Michael), and the late Denise. Cherished grandfather of 12. Proud great grandfather of 1. Dear brother of Gene (Ann). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Past President of Nassau Country Club, and Chairman of the Board at American Community Bank. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.

MULLARNEY, Marilyn C. of Bayville, on Aug 20th, just shy of her 80th birthday. Beloved mother of William (Cathy), James, Thomas (Suzanne) and the late Karen Orellana. Loving grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 2. Memorial Mass at a later date. Interment private. Donations may be made to : Friends of the Bayville Free Library; 34 School St. #B, Bayville, NY 11709.

RITCHIE, Brian C. of Hicksville, formerly of Locust Valley, on Aug. 23rd. Ex-Chief of Locust Valley Fire Dept. Beloved husband of Nancy Pugliese and the late Sally. Loving father of Keith (Lorraine), Karen Prohinsie (Tim) and Donna. Step father of Gary Amundson, Nicole DeRiggi (Chris) and Josh Scharfman. Cherished grandfather of 13. Dear brother of Heather Saltman and the late Arnold Ritchie, Jr. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting Wed. 7-9 PM and Thurs. 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Whitting Funeral Home 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, NY 11545 Funeral Service 10:30 AM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Glen Cove, NY. Interment St. Paul’s Church Yard, Glen Cove, NY.

TASTENSEN, Charles E., Jr. “Deacon” of Sea Cliff, on Aug. 18th. Beloved husband of Norah. Loving father of Charles, Jason and Meghan. Cherished grandfather of Jacob, Maximilian and Victoria Memorial Visiting Fri. 6-9 PM at Whitting Funeral Home 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, NY 11545 Memorial Service 10 AM Sat. Christ Church, 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Interment Private. Contributions may be made to Matinecock Masonic Historical Society, 14 West Main St., Oyster Bay, NY 11771