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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.


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.


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