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Trio Of Tech Talents In Plainview

Three young Plainview-Old Bethpage area residents recently became members of the National Technical Honor Society after outstanding work Nassau BOCES Barry Tech.

Young adults David Glassman, Gina Galletti and Jesse Krasnoff, along with more than 130 other students, were recognized for their studies in such programs as cosmetology skills, aviation operations, welding, pharmacy technicians, horse science, police science/law enforcement systems and auto skills.

“These students have followed their talents and passions to come to this honorable induction. They are the future of our society and economy — they are our dreams of a better world,” said Gene Silverman, executive director of the Nassau BOCES Department of Regional Schools and Instructional Programs. “We offer these students our congratulations and best wishes in future endeavors.”

The Barry Tech students were elected for the honor based on superior academic achievement, dedicated community service and the endorsement of the faculty. Membership in the National Technical Honor Society is the nation’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. According to BOCES staff, these students have consistently distinguished themselves by exemplifying exceptional qualities such as honesty, leadership, responsibility and good character.

Recognized by business, industry and education as the hallmark of student achievement and leadership, the Honor Society helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace by encouraging scholastic achievement and cultivating a desire for personal excellence. National Technical Honor Society members are awarded personal letters of recommendation for employment, college admission and scholarships, and have their diplomas and training certificates stamped with the official Honor Society seal.

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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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