Wednesday, 02 October 2013 00:00
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School senior Kimia Ziadkhanpour has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2013-14 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Ziadkhanpour was recognized for her outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Exam. In order to earn this esteemed title, she had to score in the top third of 50,000 students nationwide who qualified for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship program.
The academically talented Ziadkhanpour will now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for over 8,300 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in the spring.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Farmingdale and Levittown.
According to the lawsuit, the district is demanding a jury trial to determine whether Grumman owes compensation for the costs of monitoring contaminants, operations, maintenance, treatment upgrades, and equipment required to comply with state and federal safe drinking water law; or whether Grumman would bear the expense of securing an alternative source of clean drinking water.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Elementary school students in Plainview wrapped up a home-and-home exchange with the New York Islanders after some players made an appearance on their turf.
Three of the team’s finest pro hockey stars answered questions and signed autographs for more than 150 kids between grades three and five in a Monday morning assembly at Kramer Lane Elementary School on Nov. 25. The visit came two weeks after the students’ chorus serenaded an Islanders home game under music teacher Jonathan Wibben’s direction.