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Yellow Cab Suing Village Over Licenses Awarded to Checker Cab

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

Mayor: Village Acted Within Its Rights

Yellow Cab Company has filed a lawsuit against the Village of Farmingdale.

In a paid advertisement in this week’s Observer, Yellow Cab states, “In a lawsuit filed last week in the Nassau Supreme Court, Yellow Cab charges that after it won the right to be the exclusive taxi service for the Village by offering the lowest fares in the competitive bid, the Village ‘arbitrarily and capriciously’ awarded the losing bidder-the Checker Cab Co.-the right to compete against Yellow.”


Town Supervisor, Clerk, Council Members Granted Raises

Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and Town Council members granted themselves pay raises after holding a hearing at town hall.


Mangano: Budget and Job Cuts Will Be ‘Surgical’

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

Suozzi and Mangano Announce Transition Plans

Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi and Executive-elect Edward P. Mangano met this week in front of the press and county department heads to announce that they are jointly planning a process for a smooth transition, with Suozzi explaining that he has met with his successor on budget and personnel details and is working to supply Mangano with the information he needs to execute his new plan for Nassau County.


Officials: Deficit Reduction Plan Won’t Cut School Budgets

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

Saladino and Hannon Call for Less Spending

The State Senate and Assembly recently passed a Deficit Reduction Plan that does not include cutting school budgets mid-year to close the gap in the state budget.

But some legislators are unhappy with the temporary nature of the measure and are calling for more permanent actions.


Legislator Mejias Concedes to Belesi

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

After weeks of recounting votes and challenging findings from the Nov. 3 election, Joseph Belesi has been declared the winner in the 14th Legislative District.

Democratic incumbent Legislator Dave Mejias conceded to Republican contender Belesi on Monday, Nov. 30, and Belesi will take his seat in the County Legislature in January.


Suozzi Concedes Election to Mangano

Written by Joe Rizza and Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

Says He’s Proud of Accomplishments

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announced on Tuesday, Dec. 1 that he will not challenge the election between him and Republican opponent Ed Mangano, ensuring that Mangano will become the next Nassau County Executive next month.


Local Firms Band Together to Help Farmingdale Charity After Arson Blaze

Friday, 27 November 2009 00:00

New Features Offer Educational Resources and Updated Service Information for Communities   

The South Farmingdale Water District (SFWD) recently announced the launch of its new and improved website at The revamped and revised site offers a host of new online features that provide customers with the most up-to-date services and information available.


Schools Facing Possible Cuts In State Aid

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 27 November 2009 00:00

Farmingdale Could Lose Over $1 Million

New York State Governor David Paterson unveiled a two-year, $5 billion deficit reduction plan that he believes would eliminate the state’s current-year budget gap without raising taxes, as well as institute major structural reforms. However, part of the plan includes a decrease in state aid that is filtered down to local school districts including those in Nassau County. Such a decrease in school aid could find school taxes, which are already the largest part of a property owner’s property tax bill, escalate ever higher.


Farmingdale Teen Killed In Bicycle Accident

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

One day after a 14-year-old boy was killed while riding his bicycle in Farmingdale, 8th Squad detectives found out his identity.

According to police, Bryan Enriquez of Farmingdale was riding his blue bicycle across Route 109 at the intersection of Staples Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound.


Village Clerk Dave Smollett Resigns

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

Moving On to Serve Another Village

After nearly four years as village clerk for the Village of Farmingdale, Dave Smollett is moving on, accepting a position at another Long Island village.

The new position of village administrator/clerk treasurer for the Village of Lawrence offers Smollett a location closer to his home and new challenges.


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