Written by Herald Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:08
No argument here — the Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School mock trial team defeated 45 schools in the courtroom to win the Nassau County Championship in the 2014 New York State Mock Trial tournament.
Coordinated each year by the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau boasts the largest team enrollment for a single county in the state in this competition, which pits high school teams against one another to argue their case before judges in courtrooms of the Supreme Court in Mineola. This year, 118 attorneys and judges volunteered and more than 500 students from 46 high schools competed in seven rounds, consisting of 77 trials.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage champions went on to compete for the state title in Albany in mid-May, placing fourth in the finals.
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.”