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Police Investigating Robbery in Plainview

Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00

The Robbery Squad is investigating a robbery that occurred in Plainview on Tuesday, October 18, at 4:20 p.m.

According to detectives, a white male subject, approximately 25-years-old, 6’ tall, wearing a green pullover sweater, blue jeans, sunglasses and a white Nike logo baseball style cap entered the Chase Bank located at 404 Woodbury Road and handed a demand note to a teller. The subject left the bank without any proceeds and was observed walking through the parking lot westbound towards South Oyster Bay Road. There were 10 employees and four customers present at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.


Old Bethpage Resident Sheryl Buchel Selected As ‘CFO of the Year’

Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00

Abilities! President & CEO John D. Kemp announced that Senior Vice President of Administration & Chief Financial Officer Sheryl Buchel is a recipient of the Long Island Business News CFO of the Year award. The Old Bethpage resident is a member of the inaugural 2011 CFO of the Year award program launched by the business publication to recognize Long Island’s top financial officers for “outstanding fiscal leadership and contributions to company performance.”


Senator Gillibrand Calls For Today’s ‘Rosie The Riveter’

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 14 October 2011 00:00

Panelists Discuss Women’s Economic and Social Challenges At LI Women’s Economic Empowerment Roundtable

One of the most iconic images to come out of World War II was the famous poster by artist J. Howard Miller featuring “Rosie the Riveter,” a tough, capable woman in a kerchief bearing her biceps, stating “We Can Do It!” Though many things have changed since the 1940s, Rosie’s indomitable spirit is what New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wished to invoke at the Friday, Oct. 7, Long Island Women’s Economic Roundtable.


The POB Chamber of Commerce Candidate’s Forum October 19

Written by Elan Wurtzel Friday, 14 October 2011 00:00

As part of its ongoing mission to educate and represent the interests of the community, the Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Candidate’s Forum at its next monthly meeting on Oct. 19 at the Plainview Mariott Residence Inn at 8 a.m.

Presently slated to appear at the Chamber’s Forum are candidates for town and county elections, including Supervisor John Venditto, Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia, Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs, John Capobianco, James Milano, Allison McNally, Terrence Kelly and Eva Pearson.


Manetto Hill Animal Hospital Hosts Paws 2 Love

Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00

On Sunday, Sept. 25, the skies cleared and the excitement mounted as The Manetto Hill Animal Hospital hosted their 2nd Annual Paws 2 Love Adoption Festival and Benefit. The overwhelming support of the community poured out into the streets of Manetto Hill Road, as crowds came in to view the adoptable pets.

Over a dozen homeless animals found homes that very day. Many attendees also filled out applications for potential adoptions in the future.


School Board Discusses District Climate Survey Results

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00
While many topics were discussed, as per usual, at the most recent Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 3, the main focus of the evening was the results of the district’s school climate survey. Developed by the National School Climate Center (NSCC), the survey evaluated the perceptions of district students, teachers and parents in twelve areas, including Rules and Norms, Sense of Social and Emotional Security, and Respect for Diversity.

After much discussion last year, the survey was administered as part of a plan to improve the school climate, in part due to concerns about bullying within the district, and in part due to the need to make changes in accordance with the requirements of DASA (Dignity For All Students Act), enacted by the state legislature in 2010.


State Senate Hearing Calls Out LIPA’s ‘Failure’ After Irene

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 30 September 2011 00:00

LI Senators Say Investigation Needed Before LIPA Renews National Grid Contract

Senator Carl Marcellino questioned LIPA and National Grid representatives last week, introducing a State Senate hearing with wording that many on the island might use at this point: “What the hell happened?”

After Tropical Storm Irene left many Long Island residents, municipal facilities and even emergency responders without power for days, and some for over a week, New York state senators held a hearing, first, to determine what went wrong in LIPA and National Grid’s storm preparedness plans and, second, to call for a delay in the renewal of the contract between LIPA and National Grid until an independent review can be done to see if Long Island could be better served by a different arrangement.


Hannon’s ‘Concussion Management and Awareness Act’ Signed into Law

Friday, 30 September 2011 00:00

Senator Kemp Hannon has announced that his legislation, the “Concussion Management and Awareness Act,” has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo.  The law will establish head concussion guidelines, and seeks to ensure the safety of student athletes.

“A concussion is considered a mild traumatic brain injury and can cause harmful, long-term effects to brain functions,” says Hannon. “This legislation establishes the necessary guidelines to protect our students.”


BottleValues Wine and Liquor Store Reopens With New Staff

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00

18,000 Square Foot Store Features Free Wine and Spirits Tastings and Other Special Events

At 18,000 square feet, the recently reopened BottleValues Wine and Liquor in Old Bethpage is one of the biggest stores of its kind on Long Island. However, the store has more than just a vast selection to offer: with certified sommelier Ryan Armstrong on staff, the store offers expertise as well.

“I am thrilled to be working in such a large store, where I can use my expertise as a certified sommelier to help customers find the perfect wine from our broad selection,” said Armstrong, director of operations, who has 10 years of experience as a sommelier. “I am also very proud of the new team of employees we recently hired, they really understand the meaning of customer service and are willing to go the extra mile for our customers.”


New Exhibit Pays Homage to Fallen NC Firefighters

Written by Melissa Argueta Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00

“Lives of Service; Celebrating the Heroes Of September 11” Unveiled in Garden City

An ice hockey jersey, a set of Irish bagpipes, a beloved pair of Timberland boots are just some of the personal mementos that once belonged to the 18 active Nassau County firefighters who perished on Sept. 11 and are now part of a new exhibit held in Garden City.

Last week, the Nassau County Firefighter’s Museum opened its new 5,000-square-foot exhibition, entitled “Lives of Service; Celebrating the Heroes of September 11.” While many 9/11 exhibits are taking place throughout New York this month, Museum Director Alana Petrocelli explained that the Nassau County Firefighter Museum’s exhibit focuses on the personal lives and stories of the local residents who died on that tragic day. A year in the making, the monumental project was the brainchild of Firefighter Museum President Angelo Catalano.


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