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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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  • Long Island SAT Scandal Prompts Widespread Demand For Tougher Test Security

    Long Island SAT Scandal Prompts Widespread Demand For Tougher Test Security
    The recent SAT cheating scandal on Long Island gained national media attention and had some lawmakers demanding tougher test security. SAT officials will testify on Tuesday about the scandal before a State Senate committee at Farmingdale State College....
  • 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......
  • 4 Long Island Men Injured In Small Plane Crash

    4 Long Island Men Injured In Small Plane Crash
    State police say four Long Island men remain hospitalized after their small plane overshot the runway at a Hudson Valley airport and landed in the front yard of home. Troopers say the single-engine Cessna 172N crashed at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday near the...
  • Food Pantry Torched Week Before Thanksgiving

    Food Pantry Torched Week Before Thanksgiving
    A Long Island hunger relief charity that was gearing up to help the needy for Thanksgiving next week, went up in flames early Sunday morning in what is being described as a suspicious fire. Hope for the Future Ministries, a nondenominational Christian...
  • U.S. Open May Mean More Green for LI

    U.S. Open May Mean More Green for LI
    It's only the practice round, but already the masses are gathering at Bethpage Black. Tens of thousands of spectators walking the links each day means lots of green, in money being spent. $9 for two ice cream bars, seems to be well worth it. "I don't...
  • LIRR Issues Travel Advisories For Tuesday Morning

    LIRR Issues Travel Advisories For Tuesday Morning
    The MTA has issued a series of cancellations for the Long Island Rail Road, and warns that customers should anticipate significant schedule changes and delays during the Tuesday morning and evening rush hours. The cancellations are a result of damage...
  • LIRR CUSTOMERS ADVISED TO EXPECT CANCELED TRAINS, DELAYS FOR THURSDAY'S AM & PM RUSH HOURS, AUG. 26

    MEDIA ADVISORY: LIRR CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED TO EXPECT CANCELED TRAINS, DELAYS FOR THURSDAY'S AM & PM RUSH HOURS, AUGUST 26 MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers to expect significant schedule changes and delays during Thursday's morning and...
  • Grave Robbers Steal Woman's Body From Cemetery

    Grave Robbers Steal Woman's Body From Cemetery
    NEW YORK -- The family of the elderly woman whose remains were stolen from a mausoleum inside a Catholic cemetery on Long Island a week ago are offering a $30,000 reward for information about the crime. The incident occurred at St. Charles Cemetery in...