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Students In All-County Music Festival

One hundred twenty-six Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District high school and middle school students recently participated in the Nassau Educators Music Association All-County Music Festival. The students were selected to represent their community in the festival based on teacher recommendations as well as their previous performances in the New York State School Music Association Solo Festival.  

The student-musicians had the unique opportunity to rehearse with guest conductors and musicians from the entire state and performed at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post.

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District congratulates the following for their remarkable musical achievements:

Mattlin Middle School: Elijah Blum, Minkang Choi, Minjee Kim, Joshua Martin, Zachariah Samuel, Arushi Bhatia, Lindsay Brenner, Kayla Kirchenberg, Jake Meyers, Sierra Miles, Matthew Orgel, Trinity Pascarella, Jasbina Sabharwal, Amie Spatz, Lauren Eterno, Gabriela Feijoo, Sara Takahashi.

Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School: Lauren Brandenstein, Emily Howell, Gregory Kies, Jungin Lee, Evan Ressel, Selin Baytan, Ryan Boody, Ethan Budd, Christine Chai, Christine Gonzalez, Cooper Levine, Nicolette Levine, Kevin Lynch, Laura Newman, Ian O’Neill, Maxwell Shackman, Emily Stone, Bailey Vader, Katherine Wang, Haley Wynne, Matthew Yoon, Erin Kim, Joseph Kim, Justin Kim, Ryan Kim, Stanley Kim, Brian Lee, Ellisa Lee, Lauren Park.

John F. Kennedy High School: Cassandra Edelstein, Zachary Goldstein, Robert Gough, Matthew Leo, Jordan Rinder, Gabriel Salzman, Tamara Saxman, Claire Shamul, Joshua Wicker, Matthew Wieselthier, Jasmine Anastasiadis, Bailey Bravin, Bryan Davidson, Bari Dershowitz, Paige Friedman, Jenna Goerke, Rachel Goerke, Stephanie Handschu, Samuel Howell, Benna Jacob, Berlin Jacob, Samantha Jessop, Kristin Lunt, Lindsay Paris, Natalie Towba, Elizabeth Varghese, Megan Wolyniec, Channin Amelia, Alexandra Baker, Nicole Brenner, Trisha Chabria, Michael Clinton, Matthew Dershowitz, Nicole Faraci, Matthew Goldman, Emory Granat, Jordan Hecht, Giselle Hernandez, Jennie Kang, Grace Kim, Brandon Kurnit, Matthew Kurnit, Sydney Kurnit, Alyssa Lubrano, Jaymie Lunt, Andrew Miller, Samuel Miller, Dana Osborn, Gabrielle Picard, Alexander Resnick, Ethan Scherrer, Jason Sims, Julia Sternberg, Emma Taubenfeld, Olena Trojanowski, Julia Tsvyakh, Athina Vrosgou, Amanda Wittels, David Gallub, Harrison Hahn, Amanda Hedgecock, Courtney Hedgecock, Crystal Kim, Aaron Knoll, Gyuri Lee, Benjamin Ozur, Michelle Shin, Sabrina Song, Justin Tung, Irene Constantinidis, Gabriela DeOliviera, Gabrielle Dworkin, Emma Gold, Amanda Goldstein, Melanie Hornstein, Elana Laster, Carly Schindler, Sydney Schwartz, Samantha Seidita, Jessica Senzer.

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.


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Columns

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

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