At just about 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, the Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornets came roaring into Farmingdale’s Republic Airport led by Commander Greg McWherter (#1). Their arrival kicked off the Bethpage Federal Credit Union 2010 Air Show at Jones Beach that weekend and the unofficial start to the summer of 2010.
Before Bobby Taylor took on the courageous job of corrections officer at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, he was known by some as the “Unofficial Mayor of Farmingdale,” says his brother, Tom Taylor. He was a Farmingdale Village employee, making his daily rounds of operating the street sweeper.
Dozens of disabled people arrived at Nassau University Medical Center in vans, wheelchair accessible buses and in Able-Ride vehicles, the subject of the very meeting they were there to attend. Their attorneys, advocates and elected officials came in cars; they don’t need handicapped vehicles to get around.
Several local volunteer fire departments took part in a large-scale pre-planed hazardous materials drill on Sunday, May 16. The drill, hosted by the Massapequa FD, was run by the Nassau County Police Intelligence Section of Homeland Security, and has been in the planning stage for six months.
On May 18 voters approved the Farmingdale School District’s budget with a 1.96 percent tax levy increase. The passed budget is a 3.27 percent increase over the 2009/10 budget. The budget received 2,121 yes votes and 1,610 no votes.
Did you think the local newspaper industry was dead or dying? According to a recent study and New York Press Association (NYPA) campaign, your community weekly newspaper actually remains a primary way for people to get information that is important to them.
When mentioning hunting as a sport to people living on Long Island they think quail or deer; not alligator. But Richard Waterbury, who lives in Massapequa with his wife and three children, goes to Florida to hunt during alligator season.
Growing concerns over Nassau County’s current heroin epidemic served as the main focus in a recent community forum held at the Old Bethpage/Plainview library this past Thursday evening on April 29.
The day after Kaitlyn Krokowski died, family and friends started writing messages to her on the utility pole that took her life. They placed pictures, candles, flowers and stuffed animals on and near the pole in Farmingdale, visiting often to pay their respects and remember her.
Proclaiming the need to “stop the bleeding that has affected the village,” during some of the most difficult financial times in decades, the Farmingdale Village Board on Monday adopted a no tax increase budget for 2010-2011.
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