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Syosset Man Driving Maserati Arrested for DWI in Plainview

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00

A Syosset man was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Endangerment on Wednesday, June 9 after taking a joyride in Plainview at 110 miles an hour.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, at approximately 3 a.m., an officer from the Highway Patrol Bureau was monitoring westbound traffic on the Long Island Expressway at exit 46 when he observed a grey 2005 Maserati passing motorists in excess of 110 MPH in a posted 55MPH zone.


POB BOE Grapples With Tough Issues As School Year Winds Down

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00

At the Monday, June 7 meeting of the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District Board of Education, there were a lot of weighty issues on the table and plenty of strong opinions to be heard, both from the board and members of the community. Items of discussion included Race to the Top (the controversial educational incentive program introduced by the Obama administration), the use of new technology by the district to improve communication with parents, the questionable value of overseas field trips in difficult economic times, and the usual slate of resolutions. In addition, while it wasn’t on the written agenda, the subject of the departure of several coaches from the high school was broached by several members of the community, who came to speak on their coaches’ behalf.


From Sheep to Shawl at Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00

Once a year, the sheep at Old Bethpage Village Restoration get a haircut - otherwise known as a shearing. On Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30, the Restoration demonstrated old-fashioned shearing in an event called “Sheep to Shawl.”


Senator Gillibrand Speaks Out About Long Island Issues

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00

Since her appointment by Governor Paterson to the U.S. Senate, taking the seat vacated by Hilary Rodham Clinton, followed by her winning the special election in March of 2009, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has had a lot on her plate- from issues as high profile as the economic stimulus package of 2009, to dealing with issues that are less controversial, such as the risk to infants posed by dangerous drop-side cribs. Gillibrand will be running to hold on to her seat in November.


New Technologies at POB Library

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 28 May 2010 00:00

For better or for worse, the days when going to the library was all about wandering the stacks are over. At the May 19 meeting of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library Board of Trustees, much of the discussion centered around new services and technologies that are either available at the library now, or will be in the near future.


HANC Students Give of Themselves for Cancer Patients

Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00

The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (HANC-Plainview) sponsored a hair drive to benefit the Israeli charity “Zichron Menachem” ( What started as one girl growing her hair for the project quickly caught on; twelve braided ponytails were donated this week to help make wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy as part of their treatment for cancer. For several students, this was their second time donating.


Local Teens Shine in CAP’s 13

Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00

Not everyone has good memories of being thirteen; it’s a time rife with uncertainty, awkwardness, and all manner of skin-related troubles. That’s why it’s such a credit to the Cultural Arts Playhouse production of 13, a musical by Jason Robert Brown intended for an all-teen cast, that they make that time in one’s life seem so appealing in retrospect.


2010 School Budget Vote Results

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:15
2010 School Budget

Pass       2,140
Fail        1,492

School Board: Elect 3

Angel Cepeda*    1,552
Gary Bettan*    1,613
Emily Schulman    1,809

Craig Levy     1,491
Stefanie Nelkens     978

Proposition Two (Establishment of Capital Reserve Fund)

Pass    2,223
Fail    1,288

Proposition 3 (POB Library Budget)

Pass    2,176
Fail    1,297



Tommy Davis of Plainview Plays the Drums on the Big Stage

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 14 May 2010 00:00

For many music-loving college students, pulling an all-nighter to finish their homework because of the demands of juggling schoolwork with a successful, growing music career might sound like a dream come true, but in practice, it can be a lot of work; Tommy Davis of Plainview had an opportunity to learn this first-hand. While playing drums for Gabriel the Marine - a Long Island band that has quickly garnered a lot of critical acclaim, as well as touring opportunities - Davis was too busy from playing shows at night and going to class at SUNY Farmingdale during the day to have much time for any dreaming, period. “I swear, one week I just didn’t sleep,” Davis confided.


Meet the Candidates for the POB Board of Education 

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 14 May 2010 00:00
There are two seats up for election, with each term lasting three years. This year, incumbents Gary Bettan and Angel Cepeda are being challenged by Craig E. Levy, Stephanie Nelkens and Emily Schulman. The voting locations are Jamaica Avenue School, Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, and Old Bethpage Elementary School.

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