Written by Farmingdale Observer Staff, Farmingdale@AntonNews.com Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00
On Oct. 12, Bethpage High School students kicked off homecoming with a parade, featuring several festive floats sporting the eagles blue and gold. Filling the street, the procession included a performance from the marching band, routines from the cheerleading squad, the homecoming king and queen, as well as several parents, teachers, faculty and staff.
After the parade, the Bethpage High School Football team hit the gridiron to face off against Plainedge.
Although the Golden Eagles weren’t able to stave off a 12-yard TD in the early goings of the second quarter, Bethpage’s Yoannis Estathiou would rebutt with a TD of his own, tying the game at 7-7 at halftime.
Tied with eight minutes in the final quarter of the game, Estathiou out ran the Plainedge defense for the win. The Golden Eagles beat the Plainedge Red Devils 13-7. Securing another ‘W’ with a 38-0 victory over Manhasset, on Oct. 19, the Golden Eagles are now 5-1, locking them in a three-way tie with Plainedge and Lawrence for the conference with only two games remaining in the season.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
This past Fall, Farmingdale village officials approved plans to construct the proposed Staller Project—located at 285 Eastern Parkway in Farmingdale—which will usher in 27 residential housing units. Now, after further discussion with village officials, developers with Staller Associates, Inc. have modified their original renderings to change the once olive-colored facade with steel panels to red brick, to better match the motif of downtown Farmingdale.
After discussing the initial proposal with several residents, some of whom did not feel the cold steel panels were a good fit with some of the surrounding buildings, Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand said he contacted the Hauppague-based developers to find a way to better compliment the community.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainview.
According to the lawsuit, the district is demanding a jury trial to determine whether Grumman owes compensation for the costs of monitoring contaminants, operations, maintenance, treatment upgrades, and equipment required to comply with state and federal safe drinking water law; or whether Grumman would bear the expense of securing an alternative source of clean drinking water.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Farmingdale Dalers took on the Sachem North Flaming Arrows last Saturday afternoon at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium for the Long Island Conference I Championship in front of 7,200 fans. This was the Dalers second trip to the finals since losing to Floyd last year. The Dalers went into the game looking to finish a perfect season.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Farmingdale Dalers, ranked first in the division (11-0), came out to defend their title as Nassau County champions against the no. 3 seed, the Massapequa Chiefs (8-3), who attempted to take it away. The Chiefs, after losing to the Dalers 33-8 in week 4, would of liked nothing better then to defeat the Dalers in front of 4,000 people at Hofstra and grab the title. The rivalry was all the talk this week and the Nassau County Police had extra Officers all around the stadium at Hofstra.