On Wednesday, Jan. 19 the Farmingdale School Board announced the acceptance of Ellen Krammer’s resignation for the purpose of retirement.
On Sunday, Jan. 30 more than 40 years after the start of the bloody Tet Offensive seen as the turning point in the Vietnam conflict, the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport in Farmingdale unveiled a permanent tribute to the American veterans who served in that war and all those who did not return home.
On Monday, Feb. 7 Congressman Peter King received the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence in recognition of his consistent support of manufacturers and their employees across the United States. The Award was presented at an event sponsored by NAM member D’Addario & Company, Inc. in Farmingdale.
To match the winter storm last week, Nassau County residents were buried in headlines about a NIFA takeover along with the piles of snow. This week began with little in the way of hard facts on how the news would affect the county or the lives of its residents and employees, after the Nassau Interim Finance Authority voted unanimously to enter a “control period” on Jan. 26.
Anti-bullying advocate John Halligan, who lost a son to suicide in 2003, was invited to speak to parents and Religious Education students separately at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset Jan. 8 and 23. Halligan, a retired IBM technician who lives in Farmingdale, has spoken at more than 500 schools and made more than 1,000 presentations in the U.S. and Canada since his son’s death.
“If the price is too good to be true, it probably is,” said Jim D’Addario, chairman and CEO of D’Addario & Company, Inc. Located in Farmingdale, D’Addario & Company, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of strings for fretted and bowed musical instruments, drumheads, drum practice pads, and guitar and woodwind accessories. With 800 of his 1,000 employees working at the Farmingdale location, D’Addario has been working tirelessly to protect their jobs and the D’Addario brand image.
Eagle Scout Patrick Looney and the Farmingdale Bethpage Historical Society joined resources last year, getting involved to honor, at last, forgotten local heroes from the Civil War. Three brothers-in-law and their friends left Farmingdale one morning to fight, and now, after 149 years, they will be honored. A memorial is coming, and the veterans, all boys and young men, are being identified.
Successful family businesses have a reputation of prospering in the first generation, then being run into the ground by the second generation. But, the Scaramelli family, running the Paesana brand foods in Farmingdale has shattered that negative image as it pushes well into its fourth generation of family ownership.
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