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Men’s Team With Seven Personal Bests

The Farmingdale State men’s and women’s indoor track team opened the new year at the New York City Gotham Cup on Friday, Jan. 10, at the New Balance Track & Field Center. The men’s team set seven new personal bests and moved up on multiple All-Time lists.

Freshmen Donte McArthur of Hempstead and Stephen Schmidt of Levittown each set two personal bests. McArthur placed 13th in the Triple Jump at a distance of 12.95m and moved up to no. 5 on the FSC All-Time list with a time of 9.14. Schmidt finished 15th in the Weight Throw with a toss of 10.52m. He would also finish 27th in the Shot Put at 11.07m.

Sophomore Jordan Kohlman of Wantagh cleared 12’ 7” in the Pole Vault, moving him to no. 10 on All-Time list.

In the 60-meters, senior Steven Renteria of and sophomore James D’Onofrio, both from West Babylon, finished in 7.29 and now stand tied at no. 3 on the All-Time list.

Additional Notable performances:

Karl Nilsen of Smithtown finished the Pole Vault, coming in 12th out of 28 contestants and no. 6 on the All-Time list.

Daquan Grant of Copiague, finished the Triple Jump, coming in 12th out of 34 contestants.

— Submitted Farmingdale State College Athletic Department

News

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


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