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Letter: Over 60...TurnED 70 on May 28...and getting OLDER!

My last letter appeared on the same page as Stanley Greenberg’s weekly column, “Over 60...And Getting Younger.”

I don’t know how he manages that age-defying feat, but he’s apparently been defying the laws of physics, biology, gerontology and geriatrics for more than a decade !

Perhaps it’s that his initials (S.G.) stand for “Super Genetics”; because during the 10 years that I’ve personally been “over 60,” I’ve been progressively getting  older—not “younger.” Maybe Stanley Greenberg is related to the fictional movie character Benjamin Button, and if that’s the case, I’d like to inherit his column on the day he regresses backwards from age 13 to a mere 12 years and 364 days—and  is no longer officially (Judaically) a “man.” I would even be willing to honor publishing’s Truth in Advertising principle by re-titling my column “Over 70...And On The Road To Decrepitude.”

Richard Siegelman

News

If you’re like most people, your medicine cabinet might be a jumbled assortment of boxes, bottles and tubes.  

That innocent bit of disorganization in your medicine cabinet might actually pose a risk if you’re not careful, according to Leonard Langino, a pharmacist with North Shore Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Group, who recently held a lecture on the subject at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.

In a pronounced response to the New York State Common Core standards, more than 800 Plainview-Old Bethpage students opted out of the English Language Arts and Mathematics exams, according to New York State Allies for Public Education.

In response to concerns from school officials, parents, and teachers regarding the level of testing administered to children in grades 3-8, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel joined 12 of Long Island’s school district superintendents, on Sept. 8, to present new legislation that would reduce the number of tests taken by students in grades 3-8.  


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