When 19-year-old Kaitlyn Krokowski died on an icy winter night in Farmingdale, her friends and family found solace in visiting the site where she took her last breath. Now, less than a year and a half after her car slid on black ice, hitting a utility pole in Farmingdale Village on Jan. 19, 2009, one local businessman has paid for purchasing and engraving a memorial bench, as a substitute for the pole where Kaitlyn’s friends and family visit.
Holding their first official meeting this week, the Greater Farmingdale Community Land Trust has a goal to be an active voice in the community when it comes to land development.
A week or so ago, about 2,700 households in Farmingdale Village received a newsletter entitled Eye on the Village, creating a controversy that has stirred up some commotion and may produce a lawsuit.
(Occhiogrosso is a Professional Communications Student at Farmingdale State College)
There are many up and coming programs all around Long Island for the special needs community but HorseAbility at the Thomas School of Horsemanship in Melville has been around for 18 years, serving the special needs community.
In April, the Long Island Rail Road announced they were holding off on re-opening the proposed East Farmingdale station near Republic Airport because of budget constraints. But Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone said that doesn’t mean the transportation overhaul of Rt. 110 will be held up.
“We’re moving forward on the planning for that right now, we’re looking toward the next phase of the study,” Bellone told the Farmingdale Observer, referring to planning for the railroad station as well as a bus rapid transit system. “It makes sense and can start to be implemented at a low cost. Conceptual study for bus rapid transit concluded that it makes sense. We’ll be doing more detailed planning that will get us to the point where we’re ready for a detailed design.”
As of last Wednesday, May 27, users of MTA Long Island Bus Able-Ride program will have to call the service’s hotline to determine if they are still eligible for service.
A Federal U.S. District Court judge hearing lawsuit arguments against the MTA ruled last week that the transportation authority was allowed to institute the cuts that had been delayed since April.
At just about 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, the Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornets came roaring into Farmingdale’s Republic Airport led by Commander Greg McWherter (#1). Their arrival kicked off the Bethpage Federal Credit Union 2010 Air Show at Jones Beach that weekend and the unofficial start to the summer of 2010.
Before Bobby Taylor took on the courageous job of corrections officer at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, he was known by some as the “Unofficial Mayor of Farmingdale,” says his brother, Tom Taylor. He was a Farmingdale Village employee, making his daily rounds of operating the street sweeper.
Dozens of disabled people arrived at Nassau University Medical Center in vans, wheelchair accessible buses and in Able-Ride vehicles, the subject of the very meeting they were there to attend. Their attorneys, advocates and elected officials came in cars; they don’t need handicapped vehicles to get around.
Several local volunteer fire departments took part in a large-scale pre-planed hazardous materials drill on Sunday, May 16. The drill, hosted by the Massapequa FD, was run by the Nassau County Police Intelligence Section of Homeland Security, and has been in the planning stage for six months.
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