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Letter: To The Farmingdale Community

The Farmingdale School District Board of Education would like to thank the community for its support throughout the 2012-13 school year. Even though our region is facing challenging economic times, we are proud to have worked together with our residents to propose a sound budget that the community approved. With much appreciation, we thank you for coming out and taking the time to vote.

We would like to congratulate Russ Catanzaro on being re-elected and welcome Michael Goldberg as the board’s newly elected trustee. We look forward to working with Mr. Catanzaro and Mr. Goldberg to ensure that our students will continue to receive the highest quality education possible.

The Farmingdale Board of Education would like to thank Tina Diamond for her hard work, continuous effort and advocacy for the students in our community. Mrs. Diamond has provided the Farmingdale community with 13 years of excellent service during her time on the Board of Education, and we are grateful for her dedication.

We thank you for your support and ask that you continue to provide us with the vital feedback that strengthens our ability to work together in the best interest of our students and the community. We look forward to an exciting and productive 2013-14 school year.

The Farmingdale School

District Board of Education

News

Last year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped at Moby Drugs in Farmingdale to highlight the launch of a drug take-back program, which was designed to help residents remove addictive prescriptions out of their medicine cabinets. 

 

Yet, despite studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control—which found 70 percent of those addicted to prescription drugs get them from home, family or friends—federal regulations have prevented pharmacies in New York State from hosting the take-back program. 

Lt. Matt Komorowski of Farmingdale was recently honored with the first annual American Heroes award, for showing bravery when faced with impossible odds. 

 

On Sept. 11, 2001, Komorowski was one of  six FDNY firefighters with Ladder Co. 6, called to the World Trade Center just a short while before the tower collapsed. Arriving at the scene, Komorowski and the members of his ladder company rushed inside the building. As they rushed up the stairs the men of Ladder 6 stopped to assist Josephine Harris, a then 60-year-old Brooklyn grandmother, who was stuck in the stairwell of the building. 


Sports

 

The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.

 

3rd Grade Division

 

The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory.  For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from.  The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.

 

Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.


Calendar

Board of Education - September 17

A Town of the Taste - September 18

Evening with Jeffery Wands - September 19


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com