LI 9/11 Memorial at Farmingdale State at a Standstill
(Linda M. Simone is a Professional Communications student in Professor Howard Gold's class at Farmingdale State.)
Teen Robbed at Gunpoint in Woods Near FHS Field
Eighth Squad Detectives of the Nassau County Police Department are investigating a robbery that occurred in Farmingdale on Friday, Sept. 29 at 9:45 p.m.
Congratulations to the Farmingdale Hawks 5/6 Year Old - Green Team for an impressive 2-1 start to the 2006 season. The team started off with a big 24-12 win over Franklin Square. In week two they suffered a tough loss to Hempstead where they lost by a touchdown. In week three, they rebounded with another big win over Elmont with a score of 24-6. The team is playing great and demonstrating awesome teamwork. Good luck to the team for the rest of the 2006 season and thank you to all the coaches, families and friends for their commitment to the team.
Over the Hill Gang Softball Report
The OTHG Year-End Tournament is now finally in high gear after a sputtering start, again due to Mother Nature's cruel joke of providing rain on game nights. This year's double elimination format is different than years past on a request from the membership to try something different. An inherent problem though is that this type of format doesn't work with 12 teams (either eight or 16, etc) so it was determined to give the top four seeded teams a bye in the first round. Opening up in the first round on Tuesday, Sept. 12 with a resounding win was a revived Bethpage PT team which thrashed a recently hot Mers team 26-7. PT came out flying, scoring 13 runs in the first, battering around twice. Mers responded early but wasn't able to maintain any momentum as Bethpage continued their terrific effort, both offensively and defensively. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, BMB beat Changing Times 22-8. Ira Berger was the winning pitcher with help from a potent offense. Tom "T-Ball" had four hits while Joe Cipolla, Marc Fischer, Tom Dittmeier and Beno Reverberi had three. Jerry Mazza, John Defalco, Richie D'Amico and Bobby Schubert each added another two hits. Schubert also had a stellar game in the field, smoothly handling numerous chances at the hot corner. Special thanks to scorekeepers Brian Tinney, Jr. and Aaron Fischer for their valuable assistance. The other Tuesday game had Barco edging out Bar Boy in a low scoring affair. Capitalizing on a huge break in the third, Barco put together clutch two-out hits from Dave Ringer, Kevin Moloney and Bill White to open up a four run lead that they never relinquished. Helping out Barco was a sterling running catch by Dave Ringer in left center to rob an extra base hit. An RBI triple by Gary Jambor in the ninth provided a bit more breathing room as Barco held on 8-5. Special thanks also go out to Debbie White, Denise Falcone and Anne Jambor for braving the inclement, rainy weather to come and support the team.
SFWD Emergency Systems
From the Desk of Mayor George J. Graf