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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

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.

For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a life altering challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, Nov. 1.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

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