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NC Planning Commission Extends Comment Period on Master Plan to Jan. 20

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00

At the Thursday, Dec. 2 meeting of the Nassau County Planning Commission, the comment period on the 2010 Nassau County Master Plan was extended from Dec. 1 to Jan. 20, 2011. A second public hearing on the plan was also scheduled for 10 a.m. on Jan. 20 in the Legislative Chamber of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building.


Rolling Thundercats Defeat Ladies of Laceration in Long Island Roller Rebels Roller Derby Championship Charity Bout

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00

The 2010 Roller Derby season on Long Island came to an exciting end as the Ladies of Laceration took on the Rolling Thundercats for the title of season champions. While the Rolling Thundercats eventually prevailed, it was a competitive, exciting bout all the way through that had hundreds of fans at Skate Safe America in Old Bethpage on Saturday night, Dec. 4 cheering on their favorite “roller girls.”


Two Vie for Plainview Water District Commission Seat

Friday, 03 December 2010 00:00

(Editor’s Note: The Plainview Water District provides service to all of Plainview and Old Bethpage. The following was submitted by the candidates.)


Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education Discusses English Regents, Five Year Building Commission Survey

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 03 December 2010 00:00

While District Recommends Students Take English Regents in June, Option to Take Test in January Will Be Available

The Monday, Nov. 22 Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education meeting featured the first recognition ceremony of the school year. Before regular school board business, 170 students received awards from the district in academics, art, music and athletics, while many faculty members were recognized for their contributions as well.

In addition to the regular awards, Superintendent Gerard Dempsey Jr. recognized Rochelle Morgan from the Art Department, who performed CPR on a child who had stopped breathing in class, possibly saving his life; the student has since returned to school in good health.


Plainview-Old Bethpage Library Dedicates Roberta S. Kaufman Reading Room

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00

There are many people who enjoy reading, but only a few who devour stacks of books with a speed and passion that simply beguiles their friends and family. Roberta Kaufman was one of those special readers. Scott Kaufman, her son, remembered his mother’s voracious appetite for literature. “She would go through these books, I mean, quicker than anything- I didn’t believe that she was reading them! But in fact, she did,” said Scott. Now, with the installation of the Roberta S. Kaufman Reading Room at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, made possible by a donation by the Kaufman family, serious bookworms in the community have a destination to call their own.


NC Planning Commission Holds Public Hearing

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00

Taubman Corporation Asks for Recognition for Syosset Mall Project, Commissioners Agree

With the county’s fiscal woes dominating the headlines, it’s hard to be optimistic about Nassau’s future. However, the tone of the Nassau County Planning Commission Public Hearing on the draft of the 2010 Master Plan, which makes policy recommendations to attempt to guide the county towards economic growth and prosperity, was hopeful. In fact, most of the speakers at the Thursday, Nov. 18 hearing spoke in praise of the plan, with few, if any, caveats.


Runners Invited to ‘Ho Ho Ho Holiday’ 5K Run

Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

There is simply no better way for local runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday season than by being part of the fun at the Ho Ho Ho Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 18, athletes from Plainview-Old Bethpage, Woodbury, Syosset, Jericho and surrounding communities are invited to celebrate the 23rd annual edition of this event at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage.


POB Library Receives 5 Stars

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

Library Receives Third Consecutive 5-Star Designation

The magazine Library Journal, the primary trade publication for libraries in the United States, recently conducted their annual survey of “star” libraries. This year, they surveyed 7,407 public libraries and identified 258 “stars,” or libraries that received three or more stars in the rankings. This is the third time the index, created by Ray Lyons and Keith Curry Lance, has awarded the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library a five-star rating since the start of the program in 2008; in other words, the Plainview-Old Bethpage library has received five stars from the survey since its inception.


Plainview-Old Bethpage School Board Discusses Property Assessment Issues

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

New English Regents, Wellness Policy Also Prompt Questions

While one of the main items on the agenda at the Monday, Nov. 1 meeting of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education was a vote on the Board Goals for the 2010/2011 school year- a topic the board had discussed and debated for several weeks- the main topic of the evening was something beyond the board’s control entirely; the shifting of property tax refund responsibility from Nassau County to school districts and municipalities, an idea which became reality when the Nassau County Legislature passed its 2011 budget.


Seventh Senate District Ballot Recount Underway

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

One of Three Remaining Races to Decide Balance of Power in Senate

The 7th State Senate District ballot recount and absentee ballot count began earlier this week. The counts are reportedly going to conclude sometime Friday. While Mineola Mayor Jack Martins has already claimed victory, Democrats feel the race for incumbent Sen. Craig Johnson’s seat is a race far from over.


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