Brian Harty, the former mayor of Port Jefferson and official with the Brookhaven Department of Buildings and Fire Prevention, was named as Farmingdale Village’s new Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer at the last village board meeting on March 1.
German immigrants founded St. Luke’s Church in Farmingdale 100 years ago and although the face of its membership has changed, its mission and purpose have not.
Senior Pastor Rev. Rodney Eberhardt has been with the church for 12 years and says that the church has stayed true to its roots.
The Sons of Italy-Columbus Lodge Scholarship Award Committee is now accepting applications from graduating high school seniors from Bethpage, Farmingdale, Massapequa, and Plainedge High School who are enrolled in a full-time college program in the fall. Candidates, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity, should contact their guidance councilors for an application. Application deadline is May 1.
Republic Airport. The East Farmingdale Water District. Sex offender housing. Rising foreclosures. These were a few of the hot-button topics addressed by a trio of civic associations representing Farmingdale and East Farmingdale at a lively and productive joint town hall meeting on Wednesday Feb. 24 at the East Farmingdale Fire Department.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was joined Feb. 17 by Timothy Jaccard, president of the AMT Children of Hope Foundation/Baby Safe Haven Program, to announce that Nassau County will be the first county in the nation to implement a new program identifying ambulances as official “baby safe haven” drop-off sites. The ambulance signage program is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the program, which allows for mothers to legally and safely relinquish their babies at certain locations.
Governor David A. Paterson’s proposed 2010-11 executive budget calls for several state parks on Long Island to close and others to cut their hours and services due to a state budget shortfall.
The state’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently created a list of recommended park closures and cuts in an effort to operate on a smaller budget as the governor tries to close the budget gap.
Rebecca Alesia joined the Oyster Bay Town Board on Feb. 9, filling the vacancy created by Rose Marie Walker’s election to the Nassau County Legislature.
Alesia, an attorney, is a strong fiscal conservative with a background in planning, zoning and land use, both through her educational studies and job experience. She has a bachelor of arts in urban studies, which is the study of how planning, economics and sociology can build a better community.
“It focuses on how downtowns meet with suburbia, making sure one doesn’t infringe on the other,” Alesia said. “It incorporates the exact principles that Supervisor [John] Venditto undertakes when ensuring proper planning throughout the town, something in which I look forward to further participating.”
The last words from a 20-year-old resident came from a text message sent to his dealer. It read, “i’m diggin’ this —my dude, best I had in a while. 4 real. Save my number, peace.” That was sent before he was found by his mother dead in the bathtub.
“That is how his life ended and that must stop,” said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, who along with Nassau Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey, believe that heroin use has become a very serious problem in the county. The county executive and police commissioner declared war on the problem, which they said costs the lives of at least four residents a month due to addiction, on average.
Reacting to the increasing chaos competing cab companies create at the Farmingdale Railroad Station, the Farmingdale Village Board, at its last meeting, established designated waiting areas for cabs at the station.
Citing possible future environmental risks to existing wells and associated costs to ratepayers, the Town of Babylon has notified residents of East Farmingdale that it is moving forward with a plan to contract with the Suffolk County Water Authority to take over the management of the East Farmingdale Water District. Town of Babylon employees were previously managing the district.
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