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Village Honors Tank Men

Written by Herald Staff, Saturday, 04 October 2014 00:00

For anyone not invited to the red carpet premeiere of Brad Pitt’s World War II epic Fury, the Old Bethpage Village Restoration is holding a premiere of its own for vets and their families.

The Restoration Village will hold a “khaki carpet” and a parade of World War II armor the weekend of Oct. 11 and 12 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in a program that will honor the nation’s true stars: the fighting men and women.


District Finalizes School Projects

Written by Herald Staff, Friday, 03 October 2014 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District (POB) Facilities Upgrades and Improvements Advisory Committee presented their final recommendations for projects to be included in this year’s bond referendum at the Board of Education’s Sept. 29 meeting. The report details facility upgrades for each school building.

“Each item included in the final list of improvement projects was specifically selected by the committee as a result of careful deliberation which included information garnered during building tours, public feedback and suggestions by the district’s architects and engineers,” said Plainview-Old Bethpage School District Superintendent Dr. Lorna Lewis. “The proposed upgrades will allow our students to thrive in a more efficient educational environment and increase the safety levels in all our buildings.”


Chamber Presents Craft Fair

Written by Steve Mosco, Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce presents its third annual Craft and Gift Fair on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library parking lot. Appealing to all ages, admission to the event is free and the first 500 attendees will receive a free t-shirt.

With the theme of “Family Fun Day,” this year the Chamber craft fair will feature Plainview’s country music sensation, Lisa Matassa. She will take the stage at 1 p.m., performing songs from her most recent album “Somebody’s Baby.” With southern sensibilities and a voice to match, Plainview resident Lisa Matassa brings the charm of living under a Nashville skyline to Long Island. Defining “Long Island Country” as “the greatest storytelling of a country song and the edginess of New York rock and roll,” Matassa has seen the island’s interest in her chosen genre expand greatly in just a few short years.


Exploring Medicine Cabinets

Written by Chris Boyle, Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

If you’re like most people, your medicine cabinet might be a jumbled assortment of boxes, bottles and tubes.  

That innocent bit of disorganization in your medicine cabinet might actually pose a risk if you’re not careful, according to Leonard Langino, a pharmacist with North Shore Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Group, who recently held a lecture on the subject at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.


Students Opt Out Of Core Tests

Written by Dan Offner, Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:23

In a pronounced response to the New York State Common Core standards, more than 800 Plainview-Old Bethpage students opted out of the English Language Arts and Mathematics exams, according to New York State Allies for Public Education.

In response to concerns from school officials, parents, and teachers regarding the level of testing administered to children in grades 3-8, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel joined 12 of Long Island’s school district superintendents, on Sept. 8, to present new legislation that would reduce the number of tests taken by students in grades 3-8.  


Walking To Defeat ALS

Written by Herald Staff Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00

Plainview resident Gail Wurtzel will be leading her team, Memories of Miriam, in the Walk to Defeat ALS at Eisenhower Park later this month.


Wurtzel’s Mother, Miriam Hanania, also a Plainview resident, succumbed to the disease two years ago after a long struggle. The disease forced her to go from an active, vibrant person to being wheelchair-bound and dependent on others for her care. 


ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.


Turning The Downside Around

Written by Chris Boyle Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

While everyone is subject to the trials and tribulations that life offers on a day-to-day basis, some people can use just a little bit of extra help. Luckily, there’s help with a proven track record out there for those who need it. 


Joe Russo of Old Bethpage heads up the Recovery International meetings held weekly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. These meetings extol the virtues of the self-help techniques developed by the late Dr. Abraham Low, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry as the University of Illinois Medical School.  


Plainview Meets For School Upgrades

Written by Herald Staff Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District Facilities Upgrades and Improvements Advisory Committee presented their recommendations regarding facility improvements to the Board of Education on Sept. The committee prioritized numerous projects to deliver a report that includes various building improvements and security upgrades.  


Grumman Plume Still A Problem

Written by Herald Staff, Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00

Thousands of residents in South Farmingdale, Bethpage and Massapequa could face a rising water bill unless a group responsible for environmental pollution clean up its act.

On Sept. 2, Sen. Charles Schumer and the South Farmingdale Water District called on the U.S. Navy and the Department of Justice to prevent significant water bill increases for residents by chipping in for the construction a water treatment facility to filter and purify the ground water impacted by the Bethpage plume.


BOCES Board Names Plainview Prez

Written by Herald Staff, Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:14

A local resident is taking the reins of the Nassau BOCES Board.

Plainview’s Eric B. Schultz was elected president of the Nassau BOCES Board during its organization meeting on July 10. He is the sixth person to serve as board president in the agency’s 47-year history. Rounding out the Board’s leadership team are Vice President Susan Bergtraum of East Williston UFSD, District Clerk Deborah Coates of East Meadow UFSD and Vice District Clerk Michael Weinick of Merrick UFSD.


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