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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

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647 — or 8.8 percent.

Members and guests of North Shore Synagogue’s Brotherhood BBQ and Erev Shabbat Service enjoyed a wonderful summer’s evening in early July with a classic BBQ and services led by Brotherhood, with help from Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet and Cantor Rich Pilatsky.   

“This is a wonderful way to connect with other members of Brotherhood, which focuses on building camaraderie among our members, and instilling a strong sense of community away from the hectic pressures of our day-to-day lives,” said  Brotherhood co-president Jeffrey Levine.


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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