June 10, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 5 Ridgewood Contractors extricate trapped sanitation man Ridgewood police officers followed up on the quickthinking, life-saving actions of three contractors who used a Bobcat to extricate a Ridgewood sanitation worker who had been pinned under a Dumpster. Police and emergency workers rushed the injured man to the Hackensack University Medical Center after the rescue. The three contractors – Paul Barnabio, William Coyman, and Michael Haccuray – were working on the playground of the Ridge School the morning of May 28 when they heard a loud metallic crash followed by a scream. A Ridgewood sanitation worker had been behind the sanitation truck winching up a Dumpster when a cable snapped and the Dumpster swung down against him at an angle, pinning him to the rear of the truck. Thinking quickly, the contractors decided to use their Bobcat – an earth-moving vehicle with a front scoop -- to pry the Dumpster off the trapped man. Police and emergency service workers arrived, responding to a distress call by cellular telephone, and transported the man to the hospital. The injured worker was treated and observed after he complained of chest pains. He was released from the hospital four days after the accident. Police believe the accident occurred due to an equipment failure. J. KOSTER World War II veteran Robert Levine recently visited Ridgewood High School and spoke with Tammy Kalebic’s history class. Levine served in the airborne division during the D-Day invasion. He was wounded and captured by the Germans and held as a prisoner of war. The German doctor who helped him asked him to take off his dog tags, which indicated that he was Jewish, in order to treat him. The doctor ended up saving his life. In 1982, Levine returned to Germany and located the doctor’s family; the doctor had passed away in 1954. Levine and his wife established a friendship with the doctor’s widow, who is now 95, and they still maintain a relationship with her. Levine’s presentation included pictures of locations he saw during the war. Levine is pictured with students Paul DeSilva, Mitchell Scher, and Laura Poole and discussing his WWII experiences with class. World War II POW addresses students ������� ������������������������� � �������������������� � W/COUPON • Exp. 6/30/09 • Not Combinable ������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������ �������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������� ��������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������� �������������������� HARDING WINE&SPIRIT 6-10-09 pat/janine CirinoBW2x2(created2/11/08) 2 X 2” We’re Selling Ridgewood 4th of July Fireworks Tickets. While you’re here, how about some Real Bang for Your Buck! Buy either... Liberty Creek or... Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel $ HUGE WINE SELECTION Beer • Super Premium Spirits Party Planning • Gift Baskets Free Parking • Ice • Soda WE DELIVER Barefoot Wines $ 305 E. Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED 201-445-7122 Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, White Zinfandel & Moscato 5 9 .99 1.5 liter 2 Locations Glen Rock & Passaic PASSAIC LOCATION NOW OPEN SUNDAYS! We Offer Line Of Credits And Financing Plans .19 1.5 liter 201.345-5621 Now that’s something to celebrate! No rain checks issued. Not responsible for typographical errors.