Street to be named ‘Paul Breschard Way’
Paul Breschard

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Street to be named ‘Paul Breschard Way’

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
4/4/2019


Ducky Lane in Mastic Beach, which was the home of Paul Breschard, the first mayor of the Village of Mastic Beach, will be renamed “Paul Breschard Way” in his honor. Breschard died in October 2016 at age 66. 

Breschard was one of the driving forces behind Mastic Beach’s 2010 incorporation citing concerns that the Town of Brookhaven was neglecting the area. He was then elected its first mayor. He was also a teacher in the William Floyd School District. He stepped down as mayor due to health concerns and frustration with board deliberations and later ran for a trustee position.

“He worked tirelessly for the betterment of the community in which he lived and loved, coached Little League, helped run a civic association, and also worked as a former employee of Brookhaven Town and served as the first mayor of Mastic Beach Village,” said councilman Dan Panico.

Frank Fugarino, president of the Pattersquash Creek Civic Association, made the request for the street sign in December. The request was approved in a town board vote on March 28. 

“Leadership is a powerful, challenging role that he assumed with intelligence, thoughtfulness, and pride in his community,” Fugarino wrote in the request letter. 

A ceremony to officially dedicate the street and install the sign will be planned at a later date, with the announcement to come. The sign will be placed at the corner of Dogwood Road West and Ducky Lane. The street names would not be changed, but an honorary sign would be added.