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Water District Offers Community Summer Tours

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

As part of a summer education initiative, the Plainview Water District Board of Commissioners Joel Kessler, Andrew Bader and Edward Shulroff invite all community organizations in the Plainview-Old Bethpage community to visit the Plainview Water District and tour its facilities.  The summer season at the district presents an educational hands-on opportunity for members to learn the day-to-day responsibilities that go into protecting the community’s natural resource.

 

Water District Paves And Secures

Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

The Plainview Water District Board of Commissioners Joel Kessler, Andrew Bader and Edward Shulroff recently visited Plant No. 1 at Manetto Hill Road to review the progress of the district’s pavement restoration project and to check heightened security measures. The construction at Plant No. 1 is part of an extended series of capital improvements designed to enhance efficiency and productivity within the district’s facilities.

“We’re very pleased at the progress we continue to make at the Plainview Water District throughout the past 12 months,” Kessler said. There are a variety of ongoing projects, he added, and it is important that “my fellow commissioners and I thoroughly oversee each capital improvement” to ensure continued high-quality service.

 

Former Trustee Reflects On Service

Written by Michael Scro, mscro@antonnews.com Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
After six years of serving on the Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education, former trustee, Angel Cepeda, decided not to seek re-election this past May 21, and recently took time to reflect on his tenure on the school board.

“It has been an honor to serve the Plainview-Old Bethpage community — while some may not have always agreed with my positions on various issues, I trust nonetheless that I was considered honest and principled,” Cepeda said.

 

School Honors Area 9-11 Victims

Written by Sheila Ferrari Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School students in the Social Skills in our Schools Group, The After-School Group and John F. Kennedy High School Student Government recently honored the memory of  members of  the Plainview-Old Bethpage community who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, by re-planting a 9-11 Memorial Garden.

The ceremony  also was dedicated to community member Jane Pollicino, who died  in February 2013. Pollicino, who lost her husband on 9-11, was a prominent supporter of 9-11 community events. The students honored her memory by planting a weeping cherry tree in the garden and celebrated her life and the lives of her family members and friends, and Plainview-Old Bethpage staff. Members of the Student Government mentored special needs students from the social skills and after-school groups through all phases of the garden enhancement  project.

 

Former Trustee Reflects On Service

Written by Michael Scro, mscro@antonnews.com Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

After six years of serving on the Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education, former trustee, Angel Cepeda, decided not to seek re-election this past May 21, and recently took time to reflect on his tenure on the school board.

“It has been an honor to serve the Plainview-Old Bethpage community — while some may not have always agreed with my positions on various issues, I trust nonetheless that I was considered honest and principled,” Cepeda said.

 

Wellness Walk

Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00

Legislator Judy Jacobs, (D-Woodbury) attended the recent Plainview-Old Bethpage CARES Project PACE NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) Walk sponsored by the Mid Island Jewish Community Center in Plainview. This Wellness Walk was filled with family activities, including face painting and a bouncy house. There was a community expo, a 50/50 raffle, live music and refreshments.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come out, walk, get fit and have fun,” said Jacobs.

 

15 Get Tenure

Written by Michael Scro, mscro@antonnews.com Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education unanimously approved of 15 tenure recommendations during a school board meeting last week. The boardroom was packed with family and friends of each tenure recipient. Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Timothy Eagen commended them for the employees’ “efforts, hard work with our children and professionalism.”

From JFK High School, guidance counselor Christina Rivas-Laline and teachers Owen Dugan, Michael Horun and Jennifer Santorello were recommended; teacher Linda Curran from H.B. Mattlin Middle School and JFK; teacher Amanda Gundling from POB Middle School and H.B. Mattlin Middle School; teacher Rachel Quattrocchi from POB Middle School; teacher Risa Henkel from POB Middle School and JFK High School; teacher Brian Gurney from POB Middle School; social worker Marc Galloway from Parkway School and Old Bethpage School; District Psychologist Jennifer Strangio-Lott, district teacher Jennifer Hoffman; teacher Dina Futterman from Stratford Road School; teacher Tara Gaudreault from Pasadena School and teacher Debra Lovett from Parkway School.

 

Beechwood Hearing Postponed

Written by Michael Scro, mscro@antonnews.com Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

The Town of Oyster Bay voted to adjourn without date the hearing pertaining to the application of Plainview Properties and Beechwood POB LLC during a town board meeting last Tuesday, which was originally scheduled for April 29.

The proposed project has drawn both strong opposition and support over the past few years. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto explained that the hearing was adjourned because “there was concern among a significant part of the community that they didn’t have enough time to prepare - the one thing I never want to hear is ‘I didn’t have a full and fair amount of time to be heard.’”

 

POB Library Receives Fifth Five Star Award

Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

Library Journal, the country’s oldest and most respected publication in the field of library science, recently named the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library a 5-Star Library for the fifth time. Based on data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Plainview-Old Bethpage was rated along with 7,268 libraries across the nation. Overall, the LJ Index scores libraries according to four per capita metrics that demonstrate public service: circulation, visits, program attendance and public Internet use. The top libraries are assigned five, four or three stars. Plainview-Old Bethpage is one of the 30 select libraries earning a 5-star rating in all of the last five editions.

 

School District Boosts Security

Written by Michael Scro, mscro@antonnews.com Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education approved of a set of security recommendations from the district’s director of security, Nadine Eiring, and its director of facilities during a school board meeting last month, as a response to the recent bombings in Boston.

“School shootings are relatively rare, and the fact that they’re even happening at all is a major concern for every parent, student, teacher administrator, and community member,” Eiring said.  “The safety of our students is paramount to a successful learning environment, and a top priority in our community.”

 

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