Thursday, 09 January 2014 00:00
The Farmingdale State men’s basketball team had five players score in double-digits as the Rams earned a 100-69 victory over NYU-Poly on Jan. 4. The Rams improved to 7-4 overall and 3-1 in Skyline Conference play, while the Fighting Blue Jays dropped to 2-7, 0-3.
Farmingdale State held a 43-31 lead at the break after senior guard Terence Henderson, scored a team-high 11 points and grabbed seven boards. NYU-Poly’s Brendan Gallagher led all scorers with 22 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range.
The Rams started the second half on a 19-0 run to extend their advantage to 62-31 with 14:58 left to play. After a pair of NYU-Poly free-throw’s ended the run, Farmingdale State answered with seven straight points capped off by a Timothy Johnson 3-pointer.
Farmingdale State cruised to a 31-point victory in their first game of 2014.
Johnson scored 18 points and tied a career-high with six 3-pointers, while freshman forward Weldon Irvine tallied 16 points. Henderson finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Rams.
Gallagher scored 40 points (11-of-18) and hit seven 3-point field goals for NYU-Poly. The Rams next will host Mount Saint Vincent in a Skyline Conference game on Thursday, Jan. 9th at 7:00 p.m.
— Submitted by the Farmingdale State College Athletics Department
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Farmingdale, East Meadow, Massapequa and Levittown school districts came together for an informal panel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards.
Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
An outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites High School graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
With the quest to craft the Farmingdale Schools’ 2014-2015 spending plan underway, the Board of Education met on Feb. 26 to discuss the financial well-being of the District; a topic that the support—or lack thereof—from New York State will have a very direct impact upon.
Superintendent of Schools John Lorentz discussed how New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year is slated to include additional financial support for school districts; however, Lorentz said the increase in aid is still far short of what Farmingdale needs to ensure its standards of learning are kept intact going forward.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
On an uncharacteristically beautiful, Feb. 23, the local running community responded in a big way. Between 450 and 500 people showed up at the Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale for the annual Winter Fun Run co-sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone (center) recently attended the Farmingdale Firehawks Football Luncheon at Carlyle On The Green in Farmingdale. The Farmingdale Hawks players ages 5 to 13, along with their coaches, parents and team moms all attended the luncheon to show their support and receive annual awards. Pictured behind the players from left to right are Board Members Bob McCormic and Tim Greco, Village Trustee Patricia A. Christainsen, Village Trustee Cheryl Parisi, Nassau County Legislator Michael Venditto, President Bob Dentato, Councilman Macagnone, Vice President Regina Mott, and Board Members Mike Ippolitti, Andrew Frigerio, and Steve Licata.
— Submitted by The Town of Oyster Bay