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Three Holiday Angel-Sisters Say Thanks for the Playground

Written by Connie Shakalis Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00
She didn’t like getting stepped on while playing in the park. At age four, Jillian Cordi is the size of a 16-month-old, because she was born with a rare medical syndrome called PHACE. But Jillian was dancing, singing, and saying thank you, along with her two older sisters, Gabriella and Christina, as the Cordi family thanked more than a hundred people who helped Jillian acquire her own personal playground.

Santa Trades in His Sleigh for a Plane

Written by Joie Giordano Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00

This year Santa traded in his sleigh for a bright, shiny, red biplane on Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19 at Farmingdale’s American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport. Children were bundled up and sipping hot chocolate while waiting their turn to take pictures with Santa Claus then take a taxi ride his red Waco biplane.


Superintendents Discuss Budget Parameters

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00

New Coaching Handbook Draft Presented to Board

At the last public board meeting for the Farmingdale School District on Wednesday, Dec. 8 approximately 15 parents and residents were in attendance to hear a budget parameter explanation given by Superintendent John Lorentz and Assistant Superintendents Paul Defendini, Joan Ripley, and Barbara Horsley.


Fighting Bullying in Schools and Online

Written by Andrea Ordonez Friday, 17 December 2010 00:00

Father Shares Son’s Tragic Suicide Story at Hofstra Conference

The Long Island Youth Safety Coalition, in association with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, held its first Internet Safety and Bullying Prevention Conference on Dec. 2 at Hofstra University. Several educators from the county’s school districts and other community organizations attended the event which focused on addressing both bullying that happens in schools and online. Registration for the conference was so popular that it was eventually capped to 320, with a waitlist that exceeded 100.


Village Adopts Residential Container Law to Deter Overuse

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 17 December 2010 00:00

The last regular public meeting of the year for the Village of Farmingdale on Monday, Dec. 6 began with a moment of silence for village resident Marine Lance Corporal James D. Argentine. He was only 22 years old when he lost his life in Afghanistan as a result of a roadside bomb in August 2009. Argentine was a St. Anthony High School graduate and the  son of Bob and Janet Argentine of Farmingdale.


Pearl Harbor Day Survivors Receive Honors at Air Power Museum

Written by Connie Shakalis Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00

Commemorating Pearl Harbor Day, Farmingdale’s American Air Power Museum hosted a ceremony presenting proclamations from President Barack Obama to World War II veterans Seymour Blutt, Bernard Berner, Gerard Barbosa and William Halleran, as were Joyce Tupper and Betty Du Brul, widows of Pearl Harbor survivors.


Village Celebrates Holiday Lighting

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00

The 22nd annual tree lighting ceremony for the Village of Farmingdale was held on Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the Village Green.


Nassau County Planning Commission Holds Public Hearing

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 03 December 2010 00:00

With the county’s fiscal woes dominating the headlines, it’s hard to be optimistic about Nassau’s future. However, the tone of the Nassau County Planning Commission Public Hearing on the draft of the 2010 Master Plan, which makes policy recommendations to attempt to guide the county towards economic growth and prosperity, was hopeful. In fact, most of the speakers at the Thursday, Nov. 18 hearing spoke in praise of the plan, with few, if any, caveats.


Four Loko and Joose (Were) On Your Grocery Shelves

Written by Pat Grace and Christy Hinko Friday, 03 December 2010 00:00

Dangerous Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages Get the Ax

Heard of Four Loko? Popular drinks such as Four Loko and Joose contain as much as 2-3 coffee cups worth of caffeine and twice the amount of alcohol as a bottle of beer per container – a potent, dangerous mix that can be extremely hazardous for teens and adults alike.

Dalers Come Up Short in Nassau Championship

Written by Phil D'Abbraccio Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00

The Farmingdale Dalers took on the Freeport Red Devils for the Nassau County Conference I Championship last Thursday at Hofstra University. Freeport had won the last two titles, and beat Farmingdale in last season’s championship game. Farmingdale beat Freeport, 42-39, during the regular season.


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