Budget concerns topped the agenda at a recent board of education meeting as Farmingdale Assistant Superintendent for Business Paul Defendini presented the district’s proposed budget for 2010-2011 at the Howitt Middle School in Farmingdale.
More than two dozen residents of East Farmingdale turned out on Thursday, March 18 at the East Farmingdale Fire Station for a community meeting to discuss the East Farmingdale Conceptual Plan involving the reopening of the old Route 110 LIRR train station. The presentation was led by Town of Babylon Supervisor Steve Bellone who was accompanied by a representative of the TOB Office of Downtown Revitalization, city planner Jeff Speck of Speck and Associates LLC in Washington DC, planning and development consultants Saccardi & Schiff, Inc., and Parsons Brinckerhoff, an international engineering and program management organization.
Super Stop & Shop began construction at the corner of Main Street and Motor Avenue, the Liberty Site, in September 2009 and they are set to open for business late spring or early summer, a spokesperson said. The 74,000 square foot store will be housed on a nine-acre section of land and is expected to create 30 full-time management and 140 part-time jobs, according to Stop & Shop spokesperson Kevin Ryan.
In his first State of the County address, County Executive Edward P. Mangano criticized the previous administration, listing numerous problems in Nassau’s government and saying that because of past planning, “Tonight, I am here to tell you: The state of our county is deeply troubled.”
Brian Harty, the former mayor of Port Jefferson and official with the Brookhaven Department of Buildings and Fire Prevention, was named as Farmingdale Village’s new Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer at the last village board meeting on March 1.
German immigrants founded St. Luke’s Church in Farmingdale 100 years ago and although the face of its membership has changed, its mission and purpose have not.
Senior Pastor Rev. Rodney Eberhardt has been with the church for 12 years and says that the church has stayed true to its roots.
The Sons of Italy-Columbus Lodge Scholarship Award Committee is now accepting applications from graduating high school seniors from Bethpage, Farmingdale, Massapequa, and Plainedge High School who are enrolled in a full-time college program in the fall. Candidates, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity, should contact their guidance councilors for an application. Application deadline is May 1.
Republic Airport. The East Farmingdale Water District. Sex offender housing. Rising foreclosures. These were a few of the hot-button topics addressed by a trio of civic associations representing Farmingdale and East Farmingdale at a lively and productive joint town hall meeting on Wednesday Feb. 24 at the East Farmingdale Fire Department.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was joined Feb. 17 by Timothy Jaccard, president of the AMT Children of Hope Foundation/Baby Safe Haven Program, to announce that Nassau County will be the first county in the nation to implement a new program identifying ambulances as official “baby safe haven” drop-off sites. The ambulance signage program is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the program, which allows for mothers to legally and safely relinquish their babies at certain locations.
Governor David A. Paterson’s proposed 2010-11 executive budget calls for several state parks on Long Island to close and others to cut their hours and services due to a state budget shortfall.
The state’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently created a list of recommended park closures and cuts in an effort to operate on a smaller budget as the governor tries to close the budget gap.
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