County Executive Edward P. Mangano campaigned for and won his current position with a clear promise to lower spending and taxes for Nassau. The day draws near when he must deliver, arriving at a balanced budget for 2011 without raising taxes or increasing the deficit. This has led to painful proposals, drawing protests on extreme moves like cutting loose the entire Long Island Bus system and turning the high expense of tax refunds over to schools, towns, villages and other special districts including libraries and fire districts.
The Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society (FBHS) used the Farmingdale Village Street Fair (Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10) as an opportunity to gain attention for their Civil War Monument project. This effort is to raise funds for a permanent memorial to be dedicated during the services on Memorial Day
Taking a couple of hours out from a jam-packed schedule of work and parenthood, multi-talented megastar Mario Lopez made a special guest appearance at GLO Nightclub in Westbury on Saturday, Oct 2 to help celebrate the club’s second year anniversary.
Even the rain could not stop the outpouring of love that was felt during the bench memorial ceremony on Monday, Sept. 27 for 19-year-old Kaitlyn Krokowski, who died in a tragic car accident on January 19, 2009. Her car slid on black ice and hit a pole on the corner of Grant Avenue and Main Street in Farmingdale.
The Farmingdale High School campus was flooded with people, who all came to witness the showdown, with first place on the line, between the Oceanside Sailors (4-0) and the Dalers (3-1). The Dalers’ focus was on the Sailors’ quarterback Tyler Heuer, who recently broke an Oceanside school record that was held by former NFL quarterback Jay Fiedler. In last week’s game against East Meadow, the 6’2” senior threw for six touchdowns, surpassing the five scores thrown by Fiedler, a former Miami Dolphins and New York Jets quarterback.
It’s that time of the election year again when incumbents and challengers alike flock to local libraries care of the League of Women Voters to voice their views on current topics and issues surrounding the respective areas they hope to either continue to or to newly represent.
Painters, photographers, fashion designers and many other talented artists came to the Village Green in Farmingdale for the third annual Art in the Park on Saturday, Sept. 25, hosted by the Women’s Club of Farmingdale. For one unusually warm day, 45 artists came from all over Long Island to show and sell their work. Wayne Krush and the Lonesome Moonlight String Band strummed harmonies, while Stanley Horowitz and Barbara Minard from Farmingdale State College judged the show entries.
After years of negotiations, the South Farmingdale Water District (SFWD) has received the $14.55 million settlement sought from the Department of Defense to protect the District’s water supply at Plant 1 on Langdon Road in Farmingdale.
Mayor George Starkie honored past Mayor of the Village of Farmingdale Joseph Trudden with the traditional photo tribute to the Village’s mayors. Trudden, accompanied by his wife Rosemary accepted congratulations from the Mayor on behalf of the board members for his service as Mayor of Farmingdale from 1992 to 2004.
The public hearing to address the MTA’s proposed fare hikes held at the Garden City Hotel on Sept. 16 was met with a literal “twist” of fate. As LIRR and LI Bus riders started shuffling into the hotel at 5 p.m. to register to speak, thousands of Long Island-bound commuters were about to be stranded in Penn Station. Two tornadoes ripped through New York City at the height of rush hour, causing the MTA to suspend all LIRR service.
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