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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

The Columbus Day Parade played host a to a very special group this year. The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises’ (FREE) Players Drum Corps made history as they became the first special needs drum corps to march in the New York City Columbus Day Parade.

The group marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with a red carpet performance on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.


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