Thursday, 15 May 2014 09:40
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District John F. Kennedy High School Moot Court Club recently won first place at the Nassau County Bar Association Tournament. The students competed against 47 public and private high schools throughout Nassau County, and will compete in the state wide competition on May 18-20, 2014 in Albany.
The Moot Court Club encourages students to become involved in the judicial process and learn about the criminal justice system. The competition featured a mock trial in a real courtroom setting as students acted out the various roles of a trial.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District congratulates the following students: Moscos Chrysanthem, Eric Azouley, Michael Laykind, Noah Frenkel, Ashley Hilfman, Ben Chasan, Nancy Rogers, Jason Andrews, Roy Klein. Logan O’Leary, Jennifer Pantell, Kevin Brennan, Zach Stern, Sam Bertsch, and Cassie Edelstein.
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.
Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.
“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”