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Farmingdale

Farmingdale
Beginnings: Farmingdale sits near the eastern end of what was the Hempstead Plains, the vast, treeless prairie that covered central Nassau County. Englishman Thomas Powell purchased about 15 square miles, including the area that became Farmingdale, from the Marsapeque Indians for 140 pounds in 1695. He and his children divided the land into lots and began more than a dozen decades of agriculture in the area.
Photo: The business street of Farmingdale
Beginnings: Farmingdale sits near the eastern end of what was the Hempstead Plains, the vast, treeless prairie that covered central Nassau County. Englishman Thomas Powell purchased about 15 square miles, including the area that became Farmingdale, from the Marsapeque Indians for 140 pounds in 1695. He and his children divided the land into lots and began more than a dozen decades of agriculture in the area.
Photo: The business street of Farmingdale
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  • Cuomo's two-track role equals one political lift on L.I.

     
    By far the most common public response from top law enforcement officials to a question about a matter being probed is: ???No comment ??? it???s under investigation.??? Not true of Andrew Cuomo, certainly not on Thursday. New York State???s...
  • Update on Nassau's New Deal

     
    FDR can rest easy. His legacy does not appear to face a challenge from the ???New Deal for Nassau??? announced two months ago by Diane Yatauro, right, presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature. ???By cutting the red tape...

    Tea-party etiquette: A taxing affair

     
    At one local forum organized by a tax "tea party" group Friday night in Massapequa, where a reported 150 attended, Legis. David Mejias (D-Farmingdale) clashed with others in the room, including his GOP challenger Joseph Belesi and Oyster Bay Supervisor...

    FBI Agents Swarm Farmingdale Site

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y - FBI agents were on the grounds of a Farmingdale industrial complex Wednesday "conducting a search for physical evidence on the ground," a spokesman for the FBI's Manhattan office said. Federal law enforcement sources said a forensic...

    Brother of Accused Murderer Pleads Not Guilty

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Accused murderer William Walsh's brother has pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that he tried to break into the Nassau County Jail to see his brother Monday. "I'm quite sure that he's going through a lot of emotional turmoil,"...