After many years of contention, Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Steve Israel have received acknowledgement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it does not have the authority to demolish the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport in Farmingdale as part of its runway safety program. The FAA has also conceded that federal dollars can be used to save the museum and investigate relocation, as opposed to tearing it down.
Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Steve Israel announced at a press conference on Monday, March 21 that the American Airpower Museum, housing vintage aircraft in a 35,000 square foot hangar, attracting nearly 40,000 visitors annually, has been saved from demolition.
Tragedy struck last Saturday night in Massapequa Park as a Nassau County police officer was killed in what police term as friendly fire as officers responded to a robbery incident that took place in the Front Street area.
Reaching “across the aisle” to preserve the integrity of upcoming village elections, New York State Senator Jack Martins, a Republican, and New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, a Democrat, fought hard, together, to bring forward an amendment to state law that allows villages to use the old lever voting machines in this year’s village elections. The March 15 local elections, and the upcoming June elections, would have proved an extremely costly affair for villages as the new Nassau County machines are not available and without the law, villages would have been forced to either rent scan machines at an exorbitant cost or hold their elections by using paper ballots which cost $.55 each.
It has been one year since Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice created Long Island’s first-ever Animal Cruelty Unit, and during that time, prosecutions of these crimes have more than quadrupled, Rice announced at a press conference on March 2 at the Animal Lovers League in Glen Cove. In addition, she stated that the Animal Cruelty hotline – 516-571-ACHL (2245) – has received over 700 complaints of suspected abuse. Staffed by specially trained prosecutors and investigators, Rice explained that the Animal Cruelty Unit operates with one goal: to protect vulnerable pets and animals.
On Thursday, Feb. 24 the South Farmingdale Fire Department began its meeting with a special introduction, to honor two of its junior volunteer members with honorable service awards for performing CPR on patients that were in critical situations.
Members of the Long Island Shields police organization opened their recent meeting, held in Farmingdale, by speaking in honor of the fallen Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano of Wantagh. Califano was tragically killed when a truck struck his patrol car while he served a summons on the Long Island Expressway on Friday, Feb. 4.
Representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) held a public meeting at Farmingdale Village Hall on Thursday evening to field questions and concerns from residents regarding their No Further Action remedy proposal stemming for the Target Rock Corp. Superfund site.
On Saturday, Feb 5, the Farmingdale boys bowling team’s season came to a disappointing end in Garden City, finishing in second place in the Nassau County team championship.
At the last regular public meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees on Monday, Feb. 7, the public hearing for the Bartone, LLC hotel application for the Hilton brand hotel took center stage.
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