Weekend Storm Keeps Farmingdale Fire Department Busy
If you were wondering if the Farmingdale Fire Departments sirens were broken or being tested last weekend, that was not the answer. The volunteer firefighters answered 17 calls for help during the nor'easter that struck Long Island last weekend. Wind gusts that hit 63 mph at Farmingdale's Republic Airport wreaked much havoc in the area from power lines burning in trees, downed power lines, transformer fires and auto accidents. The Rescue Squad responded to nine ambulance calls. During some of the downed power line calls, the fire department had to wait for the power to be turned off by LIPA before they could leave the area, which at one call was three hours. On a few occasions the firefighers fielded multiple calls simultaneously.
Oyster Bay Town Board Approves 2007 Budget
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto announced that the town board has approved his proposed $208,957,655 2007 preliminary town budget.
PAL-NFL Flag Football
The Lady Chiefs and Lady Giants kept warm on very chilly day by taking turns running the ball up and down the field. Niamh was awesome with three big flag pulls, a touchdown pass to Danielle and scoring two extra points. Danielle threw a touchdown pass to Jackie, made an interception and caught a pass which she ran for a touchdown. Katie played solid defense, ran for two touchdowns and scored a two-point conversion. Deanna played solid defense and offense and had two big flag pulls. Jessica provided excellent offensive and defensive pressure. Jackie came up big on the first play, she caught a pass from Danielle and ran it all the way for a touchdown. Jackie also sacked the Giants quarterback preventing a touchdown. Sabatina ran for a touchdown on the second play of the game. She was solid on defense with several big flag pulls including a pull, with only seconds remaining and the Chiefs down by seven, turning the ball over to the Chiefs. Danielle then perfectly executed the Statue of Liberty Play to Sabatina who ran the length of the field for a touchdown. The Chiefs then tried the same play for extra point except Sabatina handed the ball to Katie who ran the ball in for the game winning two-point conversion. Final Score: Chiefs 34, Giants 33.
FHS Dalers Make It Into Playoffs
The Farmingdale Dalers Varsity Football team made it into the playoffs by defeating Oceanside 35-6 last Friday night. The Dalers were lead by quarterback Steve Probst who completed 10 of 14 passes for 152 yards. The Dalers had three passing touchdowns in the first half, a 20 and 28-yard touchdown reception to Tashawn Arthur who also rushed for 73 yards and had a 7-yard rushing touchdown, and a 24-yard touchdown reception for Travis Lyons. Matt Kwapisz had an 11-yard run for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to make the score 35-0 before Oceanside got on the scoreboard. Tom Brosnan was 5 for 5 on extra points kicked after each of the Dalers touchdowns. The Dalers rushed for 263 yards on 26 carries and Matt Dittmar had 11 tackles on defense. The Dalers playoff game will be held Friday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Farmingdale High School. Opponent is unknown at this time. For photos of past games visit www.hotphotos4u.com.
From the Desk ofMayor George J. Graf