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Plainview Runner Scores

Steven Weiss of Plainview scored an age-group win in the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series Race No. 4 at Eisenhower Park.

The 36-year old Weiss, who runs for the New York Police Department Running Team, finished in 10th place overall in this four-mile event, and took top honors in the 35-39 age group. His time was 26:33, a pace of 6:38 minutes per mile.

Larry Kurtzman of Plainview was one of the co-directors of the series.

The Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series was conducted under the auspices of the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, with race management handled by the Greater Long Island Running Club. The series is designed as a lead-up to the RXR Long Island Marathon, and to give participants a taste of four of the outstanding Nassau County Parks—Nickerson Beach, Cedar Creek Park, Old Bethpage Restoration Village and of course, Eisenhower Park.

“We were thrilled to be able to make this series happen again this year,” Co-Director Larry Kurtzman said. “After being forced to postpone the Old Bethpage race because of the February snowstorm, the remainder of the series (including the rescheduled March 30 Old Bethpage Race) went off without any problems. Our congratulations to Race No. 4 local winners Steven Weiss and Bert Jablon, and our thanks to Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Nassau Parks Commissioner Carnell Foskey for supporting running and fitness in this way.”

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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Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

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Thursday, July 31

Adult Summer Reading Club

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