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Plainview Resident Wins Marcum Workplace Challenge

Chuck Merritt of Plainview, competing under the colors of Merritt Environmental Consulting Corporation, of which he is the CEO, was the winner of the “Top Dog” Division of the 8th annual Marcum Workplace Challenge, held at Jones Beach State Park last month. Merritt crossed the finish line of this 3.5 mile race in 24 minutes, 42 seconds.

To be eligible to score in the Challenge competition as a “Top Dog,” you must be the most senior executive of your company.

A major turnout record was set that evening, as a record field of 8,401 athletes from 211 companies participated in this year’s Challenge; nearly 1000 more athletes than in 2012.

The Greater Long Island Running Club, with GLIRC Vice President Mindy Davidson serving as the Event Director, once again managed the Run. Charitable beneficiaries were Long Island Children’s Museum, the Long Island Children’s Medical Fund of New York, and Long Island Cares (the Harry Chapin Food Bank).

“Our congratulations to Chuck for his winning performance again this year,” stated Davidson. “He is an outstanding athlete as well as the head of an important business firm. Congratulations and thanks as well to that great corporate citizen Marcum LLP, for making this important event a reality once again in 2013.”

Merritt Environmental Consulting Corporation provides comprehensive environmental consulting services to lending institutions, landlords and attorneys.

News

Temple Chaverim is hosting a new member open house Friday, May 2  at 8 p.m. The program includes Shabbat services followed by an extensive Oneg Shabbat. The Temple invites prospective members to take this opportunity to meet their dynamic clergy and innovative education director as well as members of our community.

According to Jody Steifman, member of the Temple Chaverim Membership Committee, Chaverim aims to bring the community closer together.

Due to what appears to be a colossal error on the part of the Nassau County Assessor’s office, military veterans and Gold Star families will have to wait for their tax break until next year.

Plainview is one of several local school districts that recently approved resolutions extending an exemption to local veterans, even though budgets and Albany’s tax cap make it a tough choice. Last month, despite concerns about lack of confidence in the validity of eligibility information provided by the county assessor’s office, the Plainview trustees voted to provide a school tax exemption for veterans living in the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District, starting with the 2014-2015 school year.


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