Republic Airport Commission to Vote on Taxiway Relocation
The Republic Airport Commission is scheduled to vote on a resolution to widen the distance between Taxiway B and Runway 1/19 from 200 to 400 feet in order to more safely accommodate aircraft wingspans on the ground.
Farmingdale BOE Decides on Budget Re-Vote on June 22
Community members came out on Wednesday, June 1, to the first regular Farmingdale Board of Education Meeting since the failed May 17 budget vote. It was decided at the meeting that the budget will be put up for a re-vote on June 22 using the same budget plan with the addition of 100 percent of the state aid.
Over The Hill Softball Report
Mother Nature must have it in for the league this year as another Friday night was miserable as the entire schedule of games was played in a steady rain. It was quite ironic that the Met's game was canceled but the OTH Guys slogged through. Built-More Builders (3-3) snapped their three-game losing streak with an 18-15 win over Moby Drugs (1-5), but not before the Moby Crew staged a furious ninth inning rally, scoring 11 runs and turning a laugher into a squeaker. On another rainy night that left the scorebook barely readable, this is what we know for sure. Special guest star Jim Reilly was perfect with two hits; including an RBI double while Brian Tinney added a pair of hits as well as a pair of spectacular diving plays at second base. Jerry Mazza belted a two-run homer along with Rich D'Amico, Tom "T" Ball, Beno Reverberi, Bill Hartenstine, Tom Dittmeier and Pete Mendelson, who all had at least two hits for BNB. Speaking of Pete, a belated congratulations to the Mendelson family on the graduation of their son, Danny, from SUNY Cortland (where he also attained All-American Honors in lacrosse). The guys from BMB also want to thank Paul and Jerry Nardone for the post-game burgers and hotdogs. Can we play you guys every week, or at least just hang with you guys after the games? M&T evened up the record at 3-3 as they beat Changing Times 19-15, falling to 3-3 for the year. Leading the offensive charge for M&T was the bat of Brian Summut. After falling behind early 4-0, CT came storming back scoring seven in the 2nd but M&T came back with 15, led by Bill Kelly and Rich McClorey. Also for M&T was Mark Lubowsky who pitched a flawless game leading them to victory. Jeopardy question: This player hasn't made an out in the month of May. Answer; who is Glen Sullivan of Hampton Air East? Glen continued where he left off, starting off June with a 5-5 performance as East went on to a 23-6 victory over a slumping Bethpage PT team. It was East's, now 5-1, fourth win in a row, while PT dropped their third straight, falling to 2-4. The score was close after the first couple of innings until "BIG" Joe Bonarrigo ripped a game breaking base hit with the bags full, scoring all three runners (although Joe became a bit upset when Ed pinch ran for him). After that there was no looking back for East. The middle of lineup was solid as Ron Schwabe, Tim Jones, Bill Camacho, Ed Bernauer, Gerald Bowman all went 3-4. The early game between Singleton's and Mers on the 90 was both exciting and circus-like (due to poor umpiring). Singleton's started out up 4-0 after 1 1/2 only to have the wheels fall off as Mers came back in the second with 14 runs and a 10-run advantage. Singleton's never gave up and scored 12 straight runs to tie the game after seven and a half but Mers answered with two of their own to go back up by two. Once again Big Red fought back with four hits to score one, but unfortunately for Singletons the game ended due to the league's time rule giving Mers 16-15 win. Having good nights at the plate for Singleton's were Paul Canalattos with three hits, Rich Smindak, Tom (Satch) Camarda and Richie Cirillo with two big hits. In a showdown between the last two undefeated teams, Synergy continued its winning streak and perfect season by beating the powerful Barco (5-1) squad by the score of 23-11. The game started off well for Barco as they jumped out with four in the first and held a 7-3 lead after two, but the Synergy bats just kept producing as they responded with 6 in their half of the 3rd. Barco again reclaimed the lead by scoring three in the fourth but again Synergy came back, pushing across 13 more runs the next two innings. Due to the lengthy innings, the game was stopped after six, due to time restraints. Leading the charge for Synergy was "Big Mike" Mormino, who went three for three with key RBI hits. Also three for three was shortstop Billy Fitzpatrick, who has also provided strong defense while closing the gap in the middle for Synergy. Manager Denny Oehl and rookie phenom Benny Macchia were three for four. The key to Synergy's scoring came from rookie Bob Huebner, very old timers Bruce Coonan, Bobby Joyce, Bob Ceriello, and Dave Rubino. Richie Dargie was big at the plate and kept Barco in check on the mound. On the Barco side both Gary Jambor and Kevin Moloney were three for three while Bill White went two for two. Also coming up clutch were Steve Jacobson, Dave Ringer and Steve Schwind who all went two for three. Jeff Elie continued his strong start to the season with a three-bagger. The late game was a win for O'Sheas, now 2-4, as Bar Boy (0-6) was unable to muster enough to field a team. The night didn't go to complete waste as the O'Shea crew was later entertained by "Fast Eddies" and his karaoke crooning.
Farmingdale PAL Football is holding registration on the following dates: Saturday June 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Allen Park Community room and during the Farmingdale Baseball Leagues Baseball Day Activities at the PAL tent. Monday, June 13, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Allen Park Community Center.
'Our Children Deserve Our Attention'
Public's Voice Excluded from Airport Taxiway Relocation Plan