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2014 Village Election Results

The results of the Farmingdale Village elections are in, and local voters have reelected incumbent trustees Cheryl Parisi and Patricia Christensen to another four year term in office.

 

According to Village Administrator Brian Harty, the results show Christensen received 508 votes, to hold onto her seat on the board. 

 

“I very much appreciate the support from our residents of the work the Village Board is doing and am extremely grateful that I have been given the privilege to serve for the next four years,” Christensen said.

 

Since village elections go to the highest two vote getters, the other board incumbent, Parisi, faced off against challenger Craig Rosasco.

 

Based on the results, Parisi received 496 votes—approximately 100 more than Rosasco, who received 397.

 

“I am proud and honored to be reelected to serve the Village I love for the next four years,” Parisi said. “Village residents have come out, showing their support by casting their vote, recognizing the direction that the team of Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, Trustees Pat Christiansen, Cheryl Parisi, Bill Barrett and Tom Ryan are guiding the Village towards.”

 

In an uncontested race, Village Justice Hon. Salvatore Nicosia won his bid for reelection with 580 total votes.

News

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in nearby Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

 

Event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event. 

It’s been more than 50 years since the Farmingdale High School class of 1964 roamed the halls of their beloved high school, but that doesn’t mean that the memories have faded. The class—the first to graduate from Farmingdale High—came together on Saturday, October 18 at the Marriott in Islandia to celebrate all of the good times past and make new memories as a class.  


Sports

3rd Grade Division

The Giants and Jets met for the 2nd time this season, with the Giants again getting the victory over the Jets.  Jalen Gordon scored late into the 1st half for the Giants, which turned out to be the only points in the half.  The Giants shut the Jets down for both halves, keeping the offense off the board.  The Jets strong point this weekend was the defense, with Kyle June and Jake Kuller picking up the weekly William June Foundation awards.  In what is turning into a rough offensive season for the Jets, these awards continue to remind the boys of the perseverance and determination of the award’s namesake and his “never say quit” attitude.

 

—Submitted by Paul Caputo


William Merola, a member of the Farmingdale School District’s wrestling program, was recently selected to attend the third annual U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and

Character Development program, which is limited to 150 sophomores and juniors throughout the nation.

 

Over the summer, from July 20-26, Merola attended the third annual Marine Corps recruiting command summer leadership and character academy at the USMC base in Quantico. 

 

The SLCDA (Summer Leadership and Character Development Program) educates high school leaders about Marine Corps Officer Programs by participating in classroom academics, ethics training, accelerated college prep, physical fitness training, a field exercise, a community service component and a field trip to Washington, D.C.


Calendar

Networking Event - October 29

Halloween Parade - October 31

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - November 2


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