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American Airpower Museum Unveils Vietnam Veteran Tribute

Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00

On Sunday, Jan. 30 more than 40 years after the start of the bloody Tet Offensive seen as the turning point in the Vietnam conflict, the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport in Farmingdale unveiled a permanent tribute to the American veterans who served in that war and all those who did not return home.


Peter King Awarded NAM for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00

On Monday, Feb. 7 Congressman Peter King received the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence in recognition of his consistent support of manufacturers and their employees across the United States. The Award was presented at an event sponsored by NAM member D’Addario & Company, Inc. in Farmingdale. 


Heavy Questions As NIFA Begins Control Period

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 04 February 2011 00:00

Mangano, Schmitt Contest Takeover; Lawsuit Filed, Deputy County Exec Resigns

To match the winter storm last week, Nassau County residents were buried in headlines about a NIFA takeover along with the piles of snow. This week began with little in the way of hard facts on how the news would affect the county or the lives of its residents and employees, after the Nassau Interim Finance Authority voted unanimously to enter a “control period” on Jan. 26.


Cyber Bullying: ‘It’s Just Words’ Is No Longer True

Friday, 04 February 2011 00:00

Anti-bullying Advocate Speaks at Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Anti-bullying advocate John Halligan, who lost a son to suicide in 2003, was invited to speak to parents and Religious Education students separately at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset Jan. 8 and 23. Halligan, a retired IBM technician who lives in Farmingdale, has spoken at more than 500 schools and made more than 1,000 presentations in the U.S. and Canada since his son’s death.


Children of Hope Becomes Tim Jaccard’s Safe Haven

Written by Terri Rizzi and Christy Hinko Friday, 28 January 2011 00:00
On July 16, 1997, after being called to the scene at Nassau’s First District Courthouse in Hempstead, Nassau County Police Paramedic Tim Jaccard found the body of ‘Baby Angelica’ dead in the toilet of the first stall. These paramedic calls are named ‘baby not breathing’ calls and after finding two more dead babies shortly thereafter, Jaccard knew he needed to do something about it.

Manufacturer Fights to Protect Company Reputation, Employee Jobs

Written by Tish Gilroy Friday, 28 January 2011 00:00

“If the price is too good to be true, it probably is,” said Jim D’Addario, chairman and CEO of D’Addario & Company, Inc. Located in Farmingdale, D’Addario & Company, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of strings for fretted and bowed musical instruments, drumheads, drum practice pads, and guitar and woodwind accessories.  With 800 of his 1,000 employees working at the Farmingdale location, D’Addario has been working tirelessly to protect their jobs and the D’Addario brand image.


The Men Protected Our Country; Their Monument Is (Finally) Coming

Written by Connie Shakalis Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00

Do You Know Their Names?

Eagle Scout Patrick Looney and the Farmingdale Bethpage Historical Society joined resources last year, getting involved to honor, at last, forgotten local heroes from the Civil War. Three brothers-in-law and their friends left Farmingdale one morning to fight, and now, after 149 years, they will be honored. A memorial is coming, and the veterans, all boys and young men, are being identified.


Ellis Breaks Routier’s School Record at Invitational

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00
On Friday, Jan. 7 Farmingdale State indoor track jumper Qasim Ellis won the Triple Jump in the Metro Coaches Invitational at the New Balance Track & Field Center in Manhattan.

Classic Italian Pasta Sauces Inspired By Four Generations of Family Heritage

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Successful family businesses have a reputation of prospering in the first generation, then being run into the ground by the second generation. But, the Scaramelli family, running the Paesana brand foods in Farmingdale has shattered that negative image as it pushes well into its fourth generation of family ownership.


Local Songstress Earns Big Break, Joins Bell’Aria

Written by Justin Carrano and Christy Hinko Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00
On a cold December night at the Starbucks on Route 110, Jessica Carvo shared a warm cup and conversation with the Observer about music.

Carvo, a resident and graduate of Farmingdale High School, can add singer, songwriter and actress to the bill. On her website she says industry folk would call her a “singer who moves well.” This is a modest description for someone who beat out singers from around the world at a New York City audition, to be the newest and youngest member of the quintet Bell’Aria.


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