Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00
The Town of Oyster Bay and the Greater Long Island Running Club teamed up to conduct an exciting program for young athletes this summer: the inaugural Runner’s Edge-TOBAY Junior Triathlon Training Program.
Seventy local youngsters, ages eight through 13, signed up for this eight-week program, which began in late June and will ends in late August, leading to the participation of these youngsters in the Runner’s Edge-TOBAY Junior Triathlon on Sunday, August 25. All sessions are held on Saturday afternoons at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.
Head coach Debbie Blair, swim coaches Barbara Cronin Stagnari, Nancy Lipira and Lorraine Huether, bike coach Bob Cook, and run coaches Joe Picini and Ed Melnik, with an assist from administrative coordinator Mindy Davidson and her daughter Jessy, trained the youngsters in each of the three triathlon sports and provided insight into transitioning between the three.
“We are very happy that the Town of Oyster Bay has offered us the opportunity to conduct this innovative program for local youngsters,” Blair said. “In an era when childhood obesity has become endemic, it is wonderful to find a local municipality that supports youth programs like this one.”
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
A Plainview professor coached a young Farmingdale math talent all the way to a mathematical championship recently.
Farmingdale State College sophomore Javier Garcia took first place in the 2013 annual U.S. National Collegiate Mathematics Championship, part of the Mathematical Association of America’s conference, Mathfest, held in Hartfod, Conn.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Farmingdale and Levittown.
According to the lawsuit, the district is demanding a jury trial to determine whether Grumman owes compensation for the costs of monitoring contaminants, operations, maintenance, treatment upgrades, and equipment required to comply with state and federal safe drinking water law; or whether Grumman would bear the expense of securing an alternative source of clean drinking water.