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Letter: A Vote For ‘Country Pointe’

We really want this new development, Country Pointe in Plainview, to come to pass.

When a town stops growing it shrinks and fades away. We are very active participants in the benefit of the community, and have invested too much time and energy in Plainview-Old Bethpage for this to happen.

We want a new young family to live in our big house and love it as we did. We want a new place to live where we don’t have to worry about the lawn, the garden, shoveling snow and keeping nine large rooms clean and in working order. We want our kids to have to take their stuff out of the basement and garage. We want our school system to have enough children to warrant the high school tax with more young families to help pay them. We want a new mega Shop Rite and walkable paths to get to it. We love the idea of a walkable path in the development.

We know that if this isn’t built, then office buildings will be constructed and much more traffic will be on the roads all at the same time. We know that we rarely have to travel during the rush hours and can drive all over at any other times with no problems.

We look forward to your approval of Country Pointe and to our new life in our new, smaller home.

Marsha and Joe Elowsky

Plainview

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.”


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