Senator Kemp Hannon
6th District New York
Introduction to Plainedge

Plainedge is a hamlet within the Town of Oyster Bay located north of North Massapequa and west of South Farmingdale. It is 1.4 square miles in area and has a population of about 8,575 (Jan. 1999).

The community was given its name around 1663 because of its treeless landscape. During the mid-1800s, Plainedge was known to have had one of the largest turkey farms on Long Island and was nicknamed, "Turkeyville."

Cranberries were also popular in the area, as marshlands located north of Jerusalem Avenue and west of Hicksville Road provided favorable growing conditions for the crop. Today, a bustling business area is located at Route 107 and Jerusalem Avenue, and offers shopping and restaurants

The community is covered by the Plainedge School District, which also welcomes students from Levittown, Farmingdale and Bethpage. The district has a library and offers a host of sporting, academic and art programs both as part of and separate from its regular curriculum.

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Sen. Kemp Hannon sponsored Alzheimer Screening at the Plainedge Library.Suzanne Massaia and her mother Nieves Lago spoke to Sen. Hannon before the testing.

Sen. Kemp Hannon attended opening day parade for the Plainedge Soccer Club. at the John H. West School.

With Plainedge Schools' "Celebrating Dr. Seuss" event, which promotes the importance of early literacy and NYS' Common Core Learning Standards for pre-k kids.

Sen. Kemp Hannon addressed the Plainedge School Board to recognize David and Oscar Jimniez who were award winners in the Best In Town photo contest

Sen. Kemp Hannon attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for installation of Interactive Projectors he helped fund at the Plainedge High School

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