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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

The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.

Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.  

Plainview resident Cila Schlanger was eager to attend a two-hour property tax workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library last week — the problem is, so were many other people.

“I was taken aback once I came here because there was such a line,” she said. “I thought it would be a two-hour workshop, but individuals had to wait to be helped on a first come, first serve basis.”

Residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, elected officials recently hosted a property tax exemption workshop at the library, drawing residents from across Nassau County.


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Young Israel Blood Drive

Sunday, July 27

Fun In The Sun

Monday, July 28



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