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Pretty New Thrift Shop Calls for Donations

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00

While the Pretty New Thrift Shop in Farmingdale certainly does not have a dwindling customer flow, its selection of donated items has seen more than a 60 percent decline in the past several months.


Almost 40 Years Later, Dominick Cottone’s Garden Is Thriving

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00

Patriotism and a Green Thumb Go a Long Way for Neighbors

On a recent sunny, hot afternoon, neighbors Dominick Cottone, Mickey Purtill and Marlayne Mammone sat on Cottone’s front lawn jovially accusing each other of being the person responsible for the colorful island at the intersection of Oakdale Blvd. and Balcom Road in Farmingdale. The garden island sits in front of Cottone’s home on Oakdale, a short walk from Mammone’s home on Spencer and Purtill’s home on Sullivan.


School Board Swears In President, Vice President, And Superintendent

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 23 July 2010 00:00

At their reorganization meeting on Wednesday, July 14, the Farmingdale Board of Education’s president and vice president, among other administrative personnel, took their oaths of office.


Oyster Bay Town Expects to Preserve Massapequa Creek Watershed

Written by Kyle Bluth Friday, 16 July 2010 00:00

Federal Grant Used for Study on Improving Water Quality, Others

The Town of Oyster Bay, with the help of an $88,000 federal grant, recently unveiled the final draft of the Massapequa Creek Watershed Management and Corridor Restoration Plan at a public hearing held in June.


Village Officials Unveil Proposed Regulation for Skaters in Farmingdale

Written by Alan Krawitz Friday, 16 July 2010 00:00

Skateboarders Damage Property, Village Says; Residents Disagree With Plan

If village officials get their way, skateboarders in Farmingdale may soon have to start carrying their checkbooks along with their gear.

At a recent village board meeting and public hearing, legislation was introduced to regulate all skating activity in the village, including skateboards, roller blades, roller skates and even sneaker skates. Stiff penalties could also be imposed for would-be violators of the legislation.


Farmingdale Village Pops Schedule

Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00

Free Concerts Located on the Village Green

The Pops are on the Village Green and are free. Bring your own chair or blanket to relax and enjoy.

Sun, July 18, 5 p.m.:  Picnic Pops featuring St. Kilian Players

Wed, July 21, 7:30 p.m.:  Concert

Wed, July 28, 7:30 p.m.:  Concert

Wed, August 4, 7:30 p.m.:  Children’s Concert

Wed, August 11, 7:30 p.m.:  Finale: Music of WWII



Sons of Italy Sponsors Amante Concert

Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00

In what has become an annual tradition in Farmingdale, the Sons of Italy-Columbus Lodge #2143 announce they have sponsored, in conjunction with the Town of Oyster Bay, a free “Music Under the Stars” concert for local residents.  Columbus Lodge President Anthony Ventiera announced that this year’s concert would feature Italian Opera Tenor Michael Amante.  The concert is set for Monday, July 12 at Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park at 8 p.m.  Arrive early and bring your lawn chairs.


Republic Airport Vision Plan Update: Still in Step One of Five-Step Plan

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00

Consultants and Airport Officials Meeting With Civics, Then Businesses

Over two months after Republic Airport in East Farmingdale announced they were committed to completing a Vision Plan and statement, airport officials have said they are still in the first step of the five-step study.


‘Shed the Meds’ Brings Drugs Off the Streets

Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00

Senator Kemp Hannon and Senator Carl L. Marcellino recently partnered with the Nassau County Police Department to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications, bringing four, 30-gallon bags of unused medications out of the households of residents.


Memorial Bench Donated for Resident Who Died in Car Accident

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00

A Compromise Between Village and Family, Bench Is a Place to Remember

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.


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