Youth Programs Will Suffer Without Budget
With the recent rejection of the proposed Farmingdale School District budget, Frank Garofolo, president of the Youth Council is more than worried. Although the Youth Council budget did pass, without the funding for the schools, summer programs will have to be cut, if not altogether canceled, due to the costs of using the school fields and classrooms. If the second budget proposal does not pass on the June 20 re-vote date, thousands of Farmingdale children will suffer the elimination of programs, including the popular summer and winter football program.
Remembering DWI Victims
Once every 32 minutes in the United States, a family is notified that someone they love was hurt because of drunk driving. Last year, on the Island alone, 90 people fell victim to alcohol/drug related accidents. There are several local memorials dedicated to the innocent victims of this crime, and now the largest memorial nationwide will be built in Farmingdale.
New Track Beckons Fleet-Footed Farmingdalers
Farmingdalers of all varieties have hit the ground running and walking at the newly renovated track at Farmingdale High School. From varsity track athletes to fitness fanatics to peppy seniors, the facility has attracted scores of residents to its resilient surface, crisp lane lines and well-measured distances, at almost any hour. From the earliest morning hours, to well into darkness, the community is making good use of this new, open to the public resource and those residents who have not yet seen the facility are urged to take a look and give it a try.
Bullets Remain Unbeaten
Farmingdale's fifth and sixth grade Division I Girls team, the Bullets also remained unbeaten as they recently defeated West Islip 13-4. Farmingdale opened up the scoring as Ali Lauterborn took the "give and go" pass from Michelle Maier and went in for the first goal. The next series saw Michelle score the first of her four goals on an assist from Courtney Cullen. West Islip was by no means ready to lie down. They won the next several draws and scored to keep the game close. This seesaw battle continued through the first two quarters so the half ended with Farmingdale leading 5-3. The second half would prove to be entirely different game as Farmingdale's high-powered offense refused to be held down any longer.
School Budget Woes
Protecting Children From Herbal Cigarettes