Farmingdale Residents Celebrate 25 Years of Dedication
"Our volunteers are so dedicated to these children," says Carman Road Principal Amy Rumelt. "They bring more to the table than just transporting youngsters back and forth. They bring personality, warmth and caring, and the children really respond to them." According to teacher Laurie Platt, the volunteers are invaluable. "They're an essential part of our family," she says.
Farmingdale State Receives Funding For Special Projects
Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter, president of Farmingdale State University of New York, announced at a press conference that $85,000 has been awarded to the college to fund two special projects. The funding was secured through an exceptional example of interagency cooperation among State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Route 110 Redevelopment Corporation Chairman Ken Greenstein, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, Town of Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone and Town of Babylon Supervisor Steve Bellone.
Registration for the 2005 season of Farmingdale Titans Youth Football and Cheerleading organization will be on Friday, March 11 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Allan Park Community Center. For more information call 777-3700.
Farmingdale State Athletics Update
For the second time in three games, Farmingdale came away with a double-overtime road victory, this time defeating The College of Staten Island 96-94. The Rams led by 12 with six minutes remaining in regulation before Staten Island (12-10) tied the score with 30 seconds left to force overtime. Farmingdale's Brandon Nieves (Harlem, NY/All Hallows) scored eight of his team-high 26 points in overtime leading the Rams down the stretch. Nieves added 10 rebounds and four assists for Farmingdale (15-6, 11-0 Skyline), who saw four players score in double figures. Kenny McMillan (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) had his third straight double-double, scoring 21 points and grabbing a game-high 18 rebounds for Farmingdale. Dashawn Warren (Astoria, NY/W.C. Bryant) and Damien McKenzie (Lakeview, NY/Malverne) chipped in with 15 points each for the Rams, who resume Skyline play tomorrow night at Stevens Tech. Senior guard Mike Stewart (Brooklyn, NY/George Westinghouse) scored 31 points and senior forward John Smith (Queens, NY/Bayside) added 22 points and 14 rebounds in defeat for the Dolphins.
What Free Speech Means to Me
From the Desk of Mayor George J. Graf