Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00
My name is Michael Scro, and as of this week, I am officially the new editor for the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald.
All of my 25 years I have lived on Long Island, and I am honored to serve the communities of Plainview and Old Bethpage. As a graduate of St. Anthony’s High School and Hofstra University, I pledge to the residents that I and my colleagues at Anton Community Newspapers will work to bring you truthful, insightful and relevant news.
I began my writing experience out of Hofstra freelancing for various news outlets. I covered a wide range of subjects, including sports, local government, profiles, special features, human interest and business. If nothing else, reporting has taught me to listen to the community, and if I’m going to bring them a story, to do it right.
With the explosion of the Internet and, more recently, mobile phones, news is becoming increasingly local and instantaneous. Residents want to know what is happening in their neighborhood, school district and town, whether it’s something to be celebrated or an issue to be addressed.
I look forward to bringing you the news.
- Michael Scro
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.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Elementary school students in Plainview wrapped up a home-and-home exchange with the New York Islanders after some players made an appearance on their turf.
Three of the team’s finest pro hockey stars answered questions and signed autographs for more than 150 kids between grades three and five in a Monday morning assembly at Kramer Lane Elementary School on Nov. 25. The visit came two weeks after the students’ chorus serenaded an Islanders home game under music teacher Jonathan Wibben’s direction.