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Legislation Seeks to Reduce Jet Noise At Republic Airport

Written by Debora Toth Friday, 28 August 2009 00:00

FAA Looking into Lowering Height Requirements for Aircraft

While a local assemblyman’s proposed legislation to reduce jet noise at Republic Airport in Farmingdale is moving through the New York State legislature, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) is studying new airplane routes for the region that could possibly lower the height requirements for jet aircraft and possibly produce more jet noise in Republic’s surrounding neighborhoods including Farmingdale.

Daler’s Product, My Cow Moo Aims to Help Children Creatively

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 28 August 2009 00:00

It’s only appropriate that the creator of an educational children’s product called My Cow Moo lives in FARMingdale.

Kimberly Arezzi said she created My Cow Moo a few years ago in an effort to “help teach children how to express their voices through media by focusing on imaginative play, make-believe and co-creation.”

“Something as simple as taking a photo shows the world your perspective of a moment,” Arezzi explained, in cow lingo. “By cowbining those photos, Moo hopes to inspire your child to become a silly story teller too.”

Through their website,, users will be also share their own moomeries and create their own stories with their cow pals.

According to Arezzi, My Cow Moo and its website “train the brain for cognitive thinking and storytelling, help develop language art skills and oral communications and teach children how to engage in imaginary play and disbelief.”

“Moo’s goal is to remind us all that it is fun to be silly and laugh … and that it is easy to be a good person,” she added.

Formed in 2007, Moo started to take life in early 2005. Arezzi was a journalist who accidentally fell into manufacturing and retail after 9/11. Eventually landing a job in the toy industry and “realized that there weren’t a lot of toys that represented my view of today’s child and the participatory world he/she lives in.”

“I just wanted to inspire a different type of play that didn’t focus solely on computers but more on imaginative play and cognitive thinking skills - some of the play that we have lost with the rapid evolution of media,” she added. “As time went on, Moo evolved into a character with character. Moo’s stories morphed into a brand, My Cow Moo.”


A Farmingdale Hero’s Welcome Home

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00

Thousands Pay Respect as Lance Cpl. James Argentine Is Laid to Rest

When Farmingdale residents heard Lance Cpl. James D. Argentine’s body was being escorted home, hundreds flocked to Main Street to show their respect and appreciation for his sacrifice.

Argentine, 22, of Farmingdale was among three other Marines killed Aug. 6 by a roadside bomb in the Farah province of Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

His body was transported home by military and police escort on Aug. 12. Village officials closed down a portion of Main Street as over 300 people lined the sidewalks to pay tribute to Argentine. Residents waited for hours in the rain as the Farmingdale and South Farmingdale Fire Departments created an arch with the American flag. The Farmingdale Fire Department opened its doors for the Argentine family and military personnel to use as a meeting room.


Farmingdale Teen Charged With Assault

Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

Fight Later Posted on Internet

The Eighth Squad recently reported the arrest of a Farmingdale teenager for assault on Aug. 6 at 10:55 p.m., in connection with an incident that occurred in North Massapequa.


Farmingdale Marine James Argentine Killed in Afghanistan

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

When you hear of military casualties in the War in Afghanistan, most often the victims hail from far away from Farmingdale. Unfortunately, recent news of a fallen Marine brings the loss to Dalers’ front doors.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, Lance Cpl. James D. Argentine, 22, of Farmingdale was killed Aug. 6 by a roadside bomb. Argentine was among three other Marines fatally wounded supporting involved in combat operations in the Farah province of Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.


Local Group for Disabled Introduces Unique Acting Troupe

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

When the Long Island Center for Independent Living in Levittown opened their Living Library last year, staff members read scenes from plays as part of the celebration.

“This was so well received that it was suggested that LICIL start a theater group,” LICIL Human Resources Manager Diane Puchta said.


Farmingdale Village Board Approves Bids, Denies Additional Taxi Licenses

Written by Jaime L. Tomeo Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

The Aug. 3 Farmingdale Village Board meeting went until midnight, with a vote about taxi licenses taking up most of the time.

LI Checker Cab had applied for six taxi licenses with the Village of Farmingdale, however the Village Board voted unanimously, 4-0 against the application. Mayor Butch Starkie did not vote, as is standard practice in the village.


Suozzi: Clear Heroin Problem Exists

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Addictive Drug Gaining Popularity

There aren’t many things that have gone down in price over the last few years. Unfortunately, one of them is the dangerously addictive drug heroin. In 2006, 10 glycine bags of heroin cost roughly $150. Today, that same amount of the opioid drug costs roughly $90. Heroin is cheap, easy to get and is now becoming more widely used in suburban counties such as Nassau.

In 2007, there were 151 arrests due to offenses in which heroin was involved in Nassau County. In 2008, that number jumped to 211 and this year, the number is already up to 243 as of July 24, including 100 arrests Nassau Police made in February after a month-long heroin crackdown during which 50,000 bags of the drug were collected. The vast majority of those arrested are between the ages of 20 and 29.


Farmingdale’s New $12 Million Church Plans to Open January 2010

Written by Debora Toth Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

The Living Faith Christian Church, in the midst of completion along Hempstead Turnpike, plans to open its doors for worship in January 2010. The five-acre parcel of land will contain a 37,000 sq. ft. building for worship, Sunday school, and youth programs; a worship hall with seating for 550 congregants; and on-site parking with 250 paved spaces and 100 land-banked spots. Total cost, according to Dr. Ed Kirkland, Living Faith’s senior pastor, will be $12 million.


Unlicensed Contractors Nabbed in Countywide Enforcement Sweep

Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00

Two Farmingdale Men Charged With Operating a Home Improvement Business Without a License

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced recently that 42 people have been charged as the result of a five-week investigation into unlicensed contractors in Nassau County conducted by the DA’s Office and the Department of Consumer Affairs. Four face felony charges, including Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from homeowners for improvements that were either not finished or never even started.


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