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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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