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Homeland Security Center Commissioned In Bethpage

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge Keynote Speaker

On Friday, Nov. 12 the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security held a commissioning ceremony for its Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage. It is the first and only privately owned homeland security center in the nation that serves emergency first responders (fire, police, transportation, etc.) and other security services. The building also supports companies on the leading edge of homeland security technology development and academia resources.

 

Semper4Soldiers Blazing New Path to Serve Long Island’s Veterans

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

For a small, non-profit organization, the Long Island based, Semper4Soldiers is blazing new paths and setting new standards for serving the needs of returning veterans and their families.

 

Village Starts Season with Parade

Written by Farmingdale Observer Editorial Staff Wednesday, 24 November 2010 12:42

Hundreds of spectators lined Main Street to watch the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce’s annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 20. The parade began at Northside Elementary School and traveled down Main Street to the Village Green.

 

Sherman Tank Dedicated at American Air Power Museum

Written by Mark Sheiman Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

On Thursday, Nov. 12 a crowd of hundreds gathered at Republic Airport in Farmingdale as a 66-year-old iconic symbol of World War II barreled down the runway.

The only Sherman tank on Long Island, from World War II, came to a halt in the front of the Veterans Day celebrants, a demonstration of sorts before it was to be put on display at the American Air Power Museum. The crowd gave a roar of applause.  

 

Village Prepares for Holiday Parade

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

Residential Container Law Hearing Scheduled

The Village’s holiday decorations will be going up on Saturday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 27 beginning at 9 a.m. at Village Hall in anticipation of the tri-centennial tree lighting on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Volunteers are needed to hang wreaths, garland and put lights on trees. Refreshments will be served; participants are reminded to dress warmly. Send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 

Farmingdale Prepares to Commemorate Civil War Sesquicentennial

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

Fund Drive Underway For War Memorial

With the sesquicentennial, the 150th year anniversary, of the Civil War, quickly approaching, the Farmingdale - Bethpage Historical Society is preparing to honor Farmingdale’s Civil War veterans. The organization plans to unveil a new war memorial on the Village Green on Memorial Day 2011.

A little more than a year ago, high school student Patrick Looney took on a restoration task as part of his Eagle Scout project which included the preservation and beautification of several gravesites at the Lyceum Cemetery, an abandoned location just west from the present-day Sportime gym location on Hempstead Turnpike.

 

Sotis Honored for Service to Farmingdale

Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00
Village officials honored Vincent S. Sotis for his dedication and service to the Village of Farmingdale over the past 25 years. Sotis served on the village’s planning board from 1985 to 1990, on the zoning board of appeals from 1990 to 1995, and as a village trustee from 1995 to 2004.
 

Town Offers Solutions To Managing Tax Bills

Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00

In response to approximately ten reports from residents of Farmingdale not receiving a first-half school tax bill, staff members from the Village of Farmingdale made the suggestion to residents to refer discrepancies to the Town of Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes office.

 

Home Sweet Homecoming

Written by Phil D'Abbraccio Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00

Not many events can create school spirit quite like homecoming. Farmingdale High School’s annual pep rally and homecoming football game took place on Friday, Oct. 22.

 

Republic Airport Commission Meeting: Good News on the Horizon

Written by Kyle Bluth Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00
A spike in activity seems to be returning to Farmingdale’s Republic Airport with the recent news that numbers in total operations are up in all categories (landings, passenger flights and touch & go’s) as compared with last year. During their recent bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 13, airport commission officials announced 4,894 aircraft landings in July, a jump from 4,300 one year ago. Also, the report for August indicated 5,138 aircraft landings this year as opposed to 4,399 during 2009.
 

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