Senator Carl Marcellino questioned LIPA and National Grid representatives last week, introducing a State Senate hearing with wording that many on the island might use at this point: “What the hell happened?”
After Tropical Storm Irene left many Long Island residents, municipal facilities and even emergency responders without power for days, and some for over a week, New York state senators held a hearing, first, to determine what went wrong in LIPA and National Grid’s storm preparedness plans and, second, to call for a delay in the renewal of the contract between LIPA and National Grid until an independent review can be done to see if Long Island could be better served by a different arrangement.
On Sunday, Sept. 25 the film adaptation of Farmingdale High School graduate (1985) Frank Nappi’s second novel The Legend of Mickey Tussler is set to air worldwide. The film, titled A Mile in His Shoes, airing on GMC TV, stars Dean Cain and Luke Schroder.
The weather could not have been better for the 7th annual Main Street Mile that was held on Saturday, Sept. 3. This great event produced a record turnout of 388 participants and great performances from the men’s and women’s field and record breaking performance from the wheelchair division. Since its inception in 2005, this Labor Day weekend tradition continues to grow each year.
Runner’s Edge owner Bob Cook, Melville-based law firm of Carter, Deluca, Farrell and Schmidt, and Cisco Systems presented this year’s event to benefit Companions in Courage Foundation. Other major sponsors included Croxley Ale House, B103 Radio, and Dr. Larry Lembo, all of Farmingdale.
For the past nine years the Farmingdale Community Summit has gathered together to commemorate the tragic events of September 11, 2001. This year, to mark the 10th anniversary, the Farmingdale Community Summit Council held a special gathering, a Remembrance Walk, from the Mazza Monument at Allen Park in Farmingdale to the Farmingdale Public Library.
The walk and ceremony were not only a remembrance but also a celebration of the human spirit of those whose lives were cut short. It also paid tribute to those who were first responders to 9/11 as well as those in the military serving overseas as a result of the attack.
At the recent public meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Sept. 6 Nassau County Legislator Joseph Belesi stopped by to present a check in the amount of $200,000 for the Environmental Bond Fund. The Board approved a resolution to approve the Village of Farmingdale entering into an Inter-Municipal Agreement (IMA) between the Village and Nassau County for the funding of projects in the Village Green, Main Street Triangle Park and new greenspace on Front Street at the proposed hotel site.
Trustee Ralph Ekstrand proposed to set a public hearing for proposed changes to Village codes to be held on Monday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. during the regularly scheduled public board meeting. All residents and business owners are invited to attend.
The GU 9 Xtreme girls from Farmingdale, playing in their first tournament as the HBC Xtreme, played up in the U10 division of the Rough Riders Kick-off Classic on August 6th.
Sunday, Sept. 11 will be the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
There are many local memorial services available for residents. The Farmingdale Community Summit walk and Nassau County’s ceremonies were scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8 and Wednesday, Sept. 7, respectively.
Although hurricane Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it made its way up the East Coast of the U.S., making landfall on Long Island on Saturday, Aug. 27, it left a path of downed trees and power lines as it crossed the Island headed toward New England. According to LIPA officials, approximately 500,000 customers in Nassau County lost power due to the storm.
The Farmingdale 10U Greendog softball team completed a great season last weekend, beating higher seeded teams from Massapequa and Plainedge to reach the finals of East Meadow’s Summer Sizzle tournament. Unfortunately the girls had to settle for the runner-up hardware, as their late rally in the championship game against undefeated Bellmore ended with the tying runs on base in the 7-5 defeat.
The coaches are extremely proud not only of the game day results, but also of the hard work this group of girls put in during their many practices. For most of Farmingdale’s girls this was the first taste of real competition. While many of the towns they competed against traditionally put out strong 8U tournament teams, roughly half the Greendogs had only faced coaches pitching in the past.
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