Written by Michael Scro, email@example.com Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00In the scorching and humid summer weather that has reached mid 90s, residents of Plainview and Old Bethpage have been making good use of the outdoor swimming pool at Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park.
In an effort to help residents cope with the extreme heat, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano had extended the closing times to various outdoor swimming pools, saying: “Nassau County’s outdoor pools provide residents with a terrific place to exercise, have fun and beat the heat, and with the temperatures climbing to particularly oppressive levels we’re going to provide two extra hours of relief.”
While Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park was not one of them, residents can enjoy the pool until 6 p.m. through June 28, 9 p.m. until August 25, 8 p.m. until September 1 and 6 p.m. until Labor Day when pools close for the season.
The Herald visited Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park last week, and found over a dozen families enjoying the ice cold olympic size pool.
A Plainview mother and her two children below age 10 said they had been in the pool almost two hours. With her kids padding and learning how to swim, she said the pool provides “a great escape for the heat - we’re a minute away from here, and with this weather, its the place to be.”
With lanes set apart, residents can utilize the pool for exercise, or use the free area of the pool to dive and splash the heat away.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00
School zone speed cameras are beginning to gear up in Plainview-Old Bethpage, and though the robot law enforcement tools are not yet fully operational, drivers are beginning to get road weary at the prospect of a surveillance state.
While officials at the Nassau County Traffic Safety board said that only five cameras have been activated, drivers are spotting far more on daily drives through the neighborhood. Michael Dulphin, a Plainview resident who makes a daily commute to a local college, said he has seen school zone speed cameras pop up near Parkway Elementary School as well as Our Lady of Mercy school on South Oyster Bay Road.
Friday, 15 August 2014 00:00
A symbol of freedom and expression for many, cars of all shapes and sizes have served as the gateway to adventure for both the young and young-at-heart alike for countless generations.
H. Roy Jaffe has collected and photographed cars for more than 70 years. It’s this lifetime of knowledge that he recently shared with a large audience in the form of an interactive visual presentation held at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library entitled “The Rarest and Most Exotic Cars Ever Built.”