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POB School Board Acknowledges Over 320 Years Of Service

At a school board meeting last Monday, the Plainview Board of Education presented seventeen retiring employees with plaques commemorating their service to the school district for a combined total of over 320 years. Assistant Superintendent
for Human Resources

Dr. Timothy T. Eagen announced each retiree, and commented on their service on behalf of the school board: “We are very much appreciative of your efforts, hard work and leadership.”

Retirees included Ellen Levine, K-Center teacher; Ruth Lazarus, ESL teacher; Marisa Fang, Parkway teacher; Margaret Fessel, Parkway teacher; Arlene Freidman, Parkway teacher; Susan Margolies, Parkway teacher; Myra Brand, Stratford teacher; Judith Rosenthal, Stratford teacher; Eleanor Shapiro, Stratford teacher; Celeste Wenzel, Old Bethpage teacher; Leslie Weisman, nurse at Old Bethpage; Diane Sandler, Mattlin M.S. teacher; Angela DeLessio, POBMS assistant principal; Cindy DuBoff, French teacher at POBMS; Joan Sapir, guidance councelor at POBMS; Steve DuBoff, security at JFK High School and Sandy Steinberg, district assistant and director of PPS.

In addition to the retirees, the school board approved the appointment of POB Middle School Assistant Principals Paul Romanelli and Regina Talento.

News

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.

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.”


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