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U.S. Open Transportation, Parking Plans and Local Traffic Information

Thursday, 11 June 2009 15:52

The transportation plan, from June 15-21, for the 2009 U.S. Open Championship at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course is designed to provide a satellite parking system, while minimizing traffic congestion on the local roads surrounding Bethpage State Park. Traffic representatives from New York State, the Village of Farmingdale, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Nassau County, Suffolk County and the local townships have been involved in the planning process with the USGA for the past two years. 

Jones Beach Parking And Shuttles

All general spectators attending the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage should utilize free championship parking, located at Jones Beach State Park. Nearly 11,000 parking spaces have been secured at Jones Beach in Parking Fields 3, 4 and 5 to ensure that the anticipated 45,000 daily spectators enjoy trouble-free travel to and from the championship. From Jones Beach, the USGA will provide more than 125 complimentary shuttle buses that will run continuously from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, dropping spectators off within 100 yards of the championship’s main admission gate. 


Harriet Blatt Honored for Volunteer Work

Written by Denise Nash Thursday, 11 June 2009 15:50

Rumors are spreading around Plainview that Harriet Blatt is retiring from her volunteer position. She wants to set the record straight – this is not true.

Blatt was recently honored for her volunteer work with the Plainview-Old Bethpage Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (POB NNORC), a non-sectarian program of the Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center, offering assistance to seniors (60+ years old) in Plainview and Old Bethpage in their homes. The event was dubbed “I’m Just Wild About Harriet,” and was not a retirement party.


Parkway PTA Member Writes Book for Children

Thursday, 04 June 2009 15:29

Children’s author C.P. Siebenhuener, of Plainview, has written a new title, “But What If I Don’t Understand?” Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book releases nationwide this week.

“But What If I Don’t Understand?” introduces readers to an adorable little girl who learns the very important lessons of honesty, communication, and self confidence. Siebenhuener depicts a child’s insecurity fear of admitting to not understanding what is being taught in school and demonstrates how young Danielle’s mom lovingly and patiently explains the importance of asking questions and having the confidence to ask for help.


DA Charges Plainview Man Of Lawyer Misconduct

Thursday, 04 June 2009 15:24

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest of a Plainview attorney who has been charged with stealing more than $73,000 from a couple he was representing in the sale of a piece of property. In a separate case, charges were filed Tuesday morning against a disbarred attorney who, Rice said, held himself out as a practicing attorney to a woman, who eventually lost a civil judgment of more than $200,000 after the Merrick man failed to appear in court on her behalf.

The Plainview attorney, Stuart Gorman, 55, has been charged with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. The disbarred Merrick attorney, Michael Schlussel, 47, has been charged with practicing law without a license and faces up to a year in jail. Gorman faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.


Plainview Man Calls 911 While Intruder Is in Home

Thursday, 28 May 2009 15:40

The Second Squad recently reported the arrest of a Dix Hills man in connection with an occupied burglary that occurred on May 26 at 1:20 p.m., in Plainview.

At that time, according to detectives, a 20-year-old resident of a Plainview home heard the front doorbell ring several times, looked out the window and saw no one, and then heard noises coming from his basement that sounded to him like someone attempting to break in.


Plainview Community Celebrates Memorial Day with a Parade

Written by Denise Nash Thursday, 28 May 2009 15:32

Plainview’s annual Memorial Day parade was again a success with Mother Nature cooperating as well – beautiful blue skies and warm weather made everyone smile as they watched the parade with pride.

Every year the parade salutes the men and women from the Armed Forces for their service to this county past and present. 


Congressman Israel Will Not Run For Senate

Written by Denise Nash Thursday, 21 May 2009 16:11
Congressman Steve Israel was set to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate this week, challenging Kirsten Gillibrand in a Democratic primary, until he received a phone call from President Barack Obama urging him not to do so.

DECA’s Career Development Competition a Success

Thursday, 21 May 2009 16:04

From April 27 through May 2, 36 high school students and their advisors from Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School participated in DECA’s 63rd International Career Development Conference Competition in Anaheim, CA. By participating in this conference they joined over 14,000 other DECA student members using this conference to test their business skills and grow professionally from across the United States, Canada, Guam, Mexico, Germany, and Puerto Rico.


Memorial Day Parade Set for May 25

Thursday, 14 May 2009 18:16

The POB Memorial Day Committee has been busy meeting since February planning all the details to ensure a great Parade this year. Every year the parade salutes the men and women from our Armed Forces for their service to this county past and present. This year the Grand Marshal of the Memorial Day Parade will be Edward Coyne, an honored WWII hero. In 1943 Ed served as a U.S. Naval Seaman on the USS Aircraft Carrier Intrepid. He is one of the original “plank owners” of the USS Intrepid and was honored with 5 Battle Citations.


Swine Flu Case Confirmed at Mattlin Middle School

Written by Denise Nash Thursday, 14 May 2009 18:09

NC Dept. of Health Recommends No School Closings

Dr. Carney from the Nassau County Department of Health announced earlier this week that a Mattlin Middle School student who had flu-like symptoms with onset early in May has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, better known as Swine Flu. The child was absent from school for the seven-day period of contagiousness and is able to return to school.


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