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Bethpage Woman Stole From PTA: DA

Written by Steve Mosco, Saturday, 05 October 2013 00:00

A Bethpage woman was charged with abusing her position as elementary school PTA treasurer, stealing more than $5,000 by forging the PTA president’s signature, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced last week.

Kathryn Savage, 37, was arrested Sept. 25 by investigators and charged with grand larceny in the third degree and four counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. She faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.


Rally Against Testing

Written by Chris Boyle, Friday, 04 October 2013 00:00

With New York school districts recently mandated to adopt Common Core Learning Standards and begin a regular series of rigorous assessment testing to gauge teacher effectiveness, many parents are up in arms over the fact that traditional education as we know it might changed forever; and, many are charging, not for the better.

While many parents raised their voices in anger over the time taken away from teaching in favor of test preparation and creativity in the classroom replaced by standardized lesson plans, one woman went out the schools and attempted to effect a change.


A Familiar Level Of Care

Written by Steve Mosco, Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00

Gregg and Eileen Balbera are longtime Roslyn residents that had achieved a life most would be proud of – they raised three boys, with Gregg building a successful 25-year-plus career on Wall Street. But for all of the professional success gained and guidance doled out to their children, there was one element of their lives that they had no control over.

Several of their older family members began to face the challenges associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and suddenly the Balberas were thrust into the role of caregivers. This experience gave them firsthand knowledge of the challenges many families face.


Bikeway Project Nears Completion

Written by Wendy Kaplan, Wednesday, 02 October 2013 15:01

On any given day, crowds of people enjoy the newly completed portions of the Bethpage Bikeway Extension Project. From curious first timers to devoted regulars, the paths are filled with pedestrians, hikers, bikers, in-line skaters, racers and joggers all day long, into the evening.  

Bethpage State Parkway was built in the 1930s to provide access to Bethpage State Park. The adjacent 8-mile bike path was built by New York State in the 1970s in order to connect Massapequa and the Massapequa Preserve, on the southern end of the parkway, to Bethpage State Park, on the northern end.


DiNapoli Meets With POB Chamber of Commerce

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff Saturday, 28 September 2013 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce kicked off it’s first meeting after the summer break, gearing up for a busy year chock full of exciting and important activities and programs.


The Chamber is a dynamic association of local businesses, civic associations and community residents whose goal it is to promote local business, develop relationships amongst members and promote the Plainview-Old Bethpage community as a place to “Live, Work & Play.” The Chamber’s membership has grown to its largest ever, boasting 143 members who represent the business community.


A New Place To Receive Care

Written by Steve Mosco Friday, 27 September 2013 00:00

ACLD opens impressive Bethpage facility

A new state-of-the-art facility, aimed at meeting the health care needs of Long Island’s growing autistic and developmentally disabled population, held its ribbon-cutting ceremony in Bethpage last week.


With officials, donors and honored guests on hand, Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD), opened the new Charles Evans Health Services Center at 807 South Oyster Bay Rd., adjacent to the ACLD headquarters.


Bringing Literacy To Nassau

Written by Chris Boyle Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

Being new to a country with a radically different culture can be hard enough, but it can be even harder when mastery of its language eludes you and makes you feel like an outsider in your new home.


Originally founded in 1968 as the Literacy Volunteers of America and based out of Freeport, Literacy Nassau teaches hundreds of Nassau adults who are functionally illiterate to read every year—and also help many foreigners who wish to get a better grasp of the English language.


Barbara Randell, who calls Plainview her home, has been an educator almost all of her life, teaching at the elementary level for 30 years. She initially worked in Massachusetts and Manhattan before finishing out the last nearly 20 years of her career in the Levittown school district. 


Civics Host Comptroller Candidates

Written by Steve Mosco Wednesday, 25 September 2013 00:00

Forum serves as preview for debate on Oct. 10

The Coalition of Nassau Civic Associations hosted the candidates for county comptroller—incumbent George Maragos and challenger Howard Weitzman—in a town forum at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library last week.


Residents observed as each candidate was granted five minutes of speaking time followed by a question-and-answer session. 


Into The Mystic at Morrison’s

Written by Steve Mosco, Saturday, 21 September 2013 00:00

Plainview gastropub

offers unique

food and drink

It is time to trust in the gastropub.

Rarely seen in Plainview and neighboring towns, this restaurant phenomenon is known for unabashedly serving high-end beer, spirits and food. The menus are often adventurous; the customers, ferociously loyal.  

Looking to stake its claim with local eaters lost in a sea of commonplace meals is Morrison’s on Woodbury Road in Plainview. The genesis of Morrison’s is typical; an owner who grew up in the restaurant business opens her own place in a well-worn location. But far less typical is the product of this particular owner’s toil.


Plainview Bowls Over Cancer

Written by Colleen Maidhof, Friday, 20 September 2013 00:00

Bosom Buddies

raises funds

Darcy Novick, breast cancer survivor and founder of Bosom Buddies, held a “Bowl for a Cure” event on September 15 at the Plainview Bowling Alley to help raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society.

The bowling alley was filled to the brim with hundreds of supporters who were adorned with vibrant pink clothing and Bosom Buddies shirts in effort to strike out cancer. Local residents as well as residents all over Nassau County came out for the fun evening and to help support Novick’s cause, while Local businesses such as Garden City’s Salon and Spa also showed their support by donating prizes to raffle off.


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