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Foreign Language Students Are Inspired

Visit By Local Eye Surgeon Educates Students

The Italian and Spanish Honor Societies at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School recently hosted a visit from Dr. Joseph Bacotti, a local eye surgeon affiliated with Lion’s Club International. Dr. Bacotti told the students all about his volunteer work abroad with those in need of eye care, and how his ability to speak three languages empowered him to better serve and understand the cultures in which he was immersed. 

The Italian and Spanish Honor Societies collaborated to run a drive to collect eyeglasses for the needy, and were successful in collecting two large boxes full of used eyeglasses. The glasses were donated to Dr. Bacotti to be used towards his volunteer efforts.

News

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647 — or 8.8 percent.

Members and guests of North Shore Synagogue’s Brotherhood BBQ and Erev Shabbat Service enjoyed a wonderful summer’s evening in early July with a classic BBQ and services led by Brotherhood, with help from Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet and Cantor Rich Pilatsky.   

“This is a wonderful way to connect with other members of Brotherhood, which focuses on building camaraderie among our members, and instilling a strong sense of community away from the hectic pressures of our day-to-day lives,” said  Brotherhood co-president Jeffrey Levine.


Calendar

Blood Drive

Thursday, Aug. 28

Take A Book On Vacation

Through Aug. 30

Knitting Circle

Tuesday, Sept. 2



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com