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Letter: Spell Check

Just one week after the Herald published my letter about there being no letter “P” in “Binghamton”, I read your “Binghamton University Dean’s List” article---and was so proud to see that you had not only correctly spelled “Binghamton” in the headline, but also two more times in the body of the story.  That’s a perfect 3-3, 100%, A+ !  Imagine my chagrin, however, when I was unexpectedly saddened to notice that immediately after your 3rd consecutive correct spelling of “Binghamton”, you misspelled its HARPUR College of Arts and Sciences as

“HarpEr”----even though my published letter had clearly stated “...as a 1965 graduate of SUNY-Binghamton (when it was known as HarpUr College)”.

Yes, I was saddened at this disappointing turn of events; but if you publish THIS letter I will be glad you misspelled “HarpUr”.  (By the way, you might be the one-millionth person to have made this same exact error; so there might be some prize in it for you.)

Richard Siegelman

 

News

One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.

Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.

Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.

“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”


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