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Letter: ‘POB Graduate Leads IRS’

I was so thrilled and excited to learn from the Herald that one of our own-a Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School 1989 graduate, Daniel Werfel-has been appointed as (Acting) Director of the IRS.  Not having to pay federal income taxes next April 15 will mean so much  to all Plainview and Old Bethpage residents, especially those of us on fixed incomes !   All 25,000 of us will forever be grateful to Mr. Werfel.  We understand that our “Dan” will not have the authority to exempt us---his former friends and neighbors-from New York STATE taxes, and that our “Danny” will be unable to enable us to not pay school, county, town, and sales taxes.  However, if our beloved “Danny Boy”  does a good enough job so that President Obama removes the word “Acting” from his title.
Richard Siegelman

News

One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.

Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.

Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.

“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Women Artists You Should Know

Thursday, July 31

Adult Summer Reading Club

Through Aug. 7



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