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Exploring Medicine Cabinets

Written by Chris Boyle, plainview@antonnews.com Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

If you’re like most people, your medicine cabinet might be a jumbled assortment of boxes, bottles and tubes.  

That innocent bit of disorganization in your medicine cabinet might actually pose a risk if you’re not careful, according to Leonard Langino, a pharmacist with North Shore Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Group, who recently held a lecture on the subject at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.

 

Students Opt Out Of Core Tests

Written by Dan Offner, doffner@antonnews.com Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:23

In a pronounced response to the New York State Common Core standards, more than 800 Plainview-Old Bethpage students opted out of the English Language Arts and Mathematics exams, according to New York State Allies for Public Education.

In response to concerns from school officials, parents, and teachers regarding the level of testing administered to children in grades 3-8, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel joined 12 of Long Island’s school district superintendents, on Sept. 8, to present new legislation that would reduce the number of tests taken by students in grades 3-8.  

 

Walking To Defeat ALS

Written by Herald Staff Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00

Plainview resident Gail Wurtzel will be leading her team, Memories of Miriam, in the Walk to Defeat ALS at Eisenhower Park later this month.

 

Wurtzel’s Mother, Miriam Hanania, also a Plainview resident, succumbed to the disease two years ago after a long struggle. The disease forced her to go from an active, vibrant person to being wheelchair-bound and dependent on others for her care. 

 

ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

 

Turning The Downside Around

Written by Chris Boyle Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

While everyone is subject to the trials and tribulations that life offers on a day-to-day basis, some people can use just a little bit of extra help. Luckily, there’s help with a proven track record out there for those who need it. 

 

Joe Russo of Old Bethpage heads up the Recovery International meetings held weekly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. These meetings extol the virtues of the self-help techniques developed by the late Dr. Abraham Low, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry as the University of Illinois Medical School.  

 

Plainview Meets For School Upgrades

Written by Herald Staff Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District Facilities Upgrades and Improvements Advisory Committee presented their recommendations regarding facility improvements to the Board of Education on Sept. The committee prioritized numerous projects to deliver a report that includes various building improvements and security upgrades.  

 

Grumman Plume Still A Problem

Written by Herald Staff, plainview@antonnews.com Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00

Thousands of residents in South Farmingdale, Bethpage and Massapequa could face a rising water bill unless a group responsible for environmental pollution clean up its act.

On Sept. 2, Sen. Charles Schumer and the South Farmingdale Water District called on the U.S. Navy and the Department of Justice to prevent significant water bill increases for residents by chipping in for the construction a water treatment facility to filter and purify the ground water impacted by the Bethpage plume.

 

BOCES Board Names Plainview Prez

Written by Herald Staff, plainview@antonnews.com Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:14

A local resident is taking the reins of the Nassau BOCES Board.

Plainview’s Eric B. Schultz was elected president of the Nassau BOCES Board during its organization meeting on July 10. He is the sixth person to serve as board president in the agency’s 47-year history. Rounding out the Board’s leadership team are Vice President Susan Bergtraum of East Williston UFSD, District Clerk Deborah Coates of East Meadow UFSD and Vice District Clerk Michael Weinick of Merrick UFSD.

 

College Made Easy

Written by Betsy Abraham, babraham@antonnews.com Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00

Justin Lafazan started doing college research in 9th grade, setting his eyes on his dream school, The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He spent hours meeting with deans of programs and finding out how to get his application noticed.

His hard work and diligence paid off and he was accepted into Wharton.

 

Bethpage Resident Grows At Farmingdale

Written by Herald Staff, plainview@antonnews.com Sunday, 07 September 2014 00:00

Michael Veracka, a Bethpage resident, has been promoted to associate professor at Farmingdale State College. Veracka teaches in the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design in the School of Business. He is also department chair.

An award-winning landscape architect, Veracka has worked across the country designing and creating gardens, from small urban spaces to large country gardens. He is the creator of the Sustainable Garden at Farmingdale State College, a new half-acre demonstration garden focusing on contemporary strategies and practices relating to responsible resource use; conservation and innovation; product development, and food production. In 2013, the State University of New York designated the garden as one of “Six Big Ideas with Unlimited Potential.”

 

Museum Seeks Historians

Written by Herald Staff, plainview@antonnews.com Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:00

The Museum of American Armor, on the grounds of the Old Bethpage Village Restoration at 1303 Round Swamp Rd., is seeking volunteer docents who can help tell visitors the story of its multimillion dollar armor collection and the American soldiers who manned these vehicles during combat.

The new $5 million museum was dedicated on the 70th anniversary of D-Day by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Congressman Peter King, Assemblyman Charles Lavine, co-State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, museum founder Lawrence Kadish and former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, among others.

 

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