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Editorial: Greetings

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 encourage anyone in Plainview or Old Bethpage to contact me if they wish to introduce themselves and begin a working relationship. My e-mail address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

I look forward to bringing you the news.

- Michael Scro

News

Thanks in large part to a substantial increase in sponsor support – and Mother Nature’s cooperation – the 2014 Plainview-Old Bethpage Craft and Gift Fair was a rousing success.

A caravan of vendors filled the parking lot of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library starting at 7 a.m. By the time fairgoers crossed the blue and green balloon arch at 10 a.m. to receive their free T-shirt and bags stuffed with sponsor goodies, there were 108 booths ready to welcome them on the sunny day.

A special series of medical lectures will be held throughout the country in October. The Plainview Hospital is one of the stops on the tour.

On Sunday, Oct. 19 from 7-9 p.m., a free lecture will be presented by Franz Gringinger, MD, Austria and A.W. Arends, MD, Germany. These specialists are members of the Medical Scientific Group (MWF), a part of the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends.

Dr. Gringinger earned his degree at the University of Vienna in 1987 and from the beginning of his medical career, was interested in alternative methods.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com