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.
The Farmingdale Board of Education adopted the 2010/11 budget at a recent meeting, calling for a 1.96 percent tax levy increase.
With a sparse turnout of only seven people from the community, Assistant Superintendent for Business Paul Defendini offered a presentation of the 2010/11 proposed budget before the board adopted it. He noted the focus of the budget was to ensure that sustainable programs, accompanied by their long-term budgets in subsequent years to come, created the comprehensive need for flexibility and foresight when drawing up the proposed budget.
Congratulations to the Lady Dalers Varsity Basketball players who each won awards at the Nassau County Girls Basketball Coaches Association on March 23 at Crest Hollow Country Club.
Head Coach Pete Cerrone and his assistants Jess Dlabola and Dave Stein are very proud of the girls who won awards in All Conference, All Class and All County. The Lady Dalers had a good season winning one play-off game. Cerrone is looking forward to next season as the team is losing only one player due to graduation.
Republic Airport in East Farmingdale is in the beginning stages of its Vision Plan, airport officials said.
The airport has hired DY Consultants, a Roslyn-based consulting firm, to prepare a Vision Plan and Statement for the airport.
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