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Here are comments posted on Facebook:
Susan Weldon (Division Avenue High class of 1960) wrote: I was there when the cops caught Warren Zaretsky on the top of the tower. When one of them stated, "This is illegal young man",
Urban (1960) wrote: If you sat on the walkway that ran around the top of the tower you could see Wantagh Parkway winding towards Jones Beach. On a clear night it was peaceful. You could also clearly see the police cars at the North Village Green should they head your way.
He also stated: I cringe when I remember some "bad boys" unscrewing the bulbs on the very top. P.S. the access cover on the very top was not locked. Dangerous if you were to fall in but very tempting for green food dye around St. Patty's Day. Never materialized but tempting just the same....."very Bad Boys". And I yelled at my kids for missing curfew.
Your blogger replied to Urban: How many of the guys urinated over the side of the tower? It would seem like the natural thing to do for
Tom Urban replied: Never did that Frank. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Walt Linder (1961) mentioned: I think my brother Paul did the water tower also. My parents had to go to the police station to get him.
Leslie Sands Bell (1968) remembers: the tower had raindrops (condensation) hitting us as we walked to the swimming pool on
Jeff Peyton (1961) commented: the late Al Baldwin (1961) had a prized red dome he had retrieved off the catwalk and made it into a lamp.
Jim McGrath (1960) bragged: Didn't spend much time at the tower. Was spending my time parked in