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Tom Suozzi’s Legacy As County Executive

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00
Time Will Tell Its Story

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi held a farewell party at the Garden City Hotel. He reflected on his years as county executive in front of staff members and supporters.

“Never forget you were part of something positive that made people’s lives better,” he told his staff members and supporters.

He also encouraged his supporters and staff members to stand by each other and take pride in the job they have done. “The challenge for each of us is to take this defeat and define meaning from it,” Suozzi said.

 

Chamber Holds Bake-Off Party

Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce held its first Holiday Bake-Off Party at the Haypath Park Community Center last week with close to 100 people attending. With entries from all parts of the dessert spectrum, there was something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

 

POBJFK Grad Wins Emmy Award

Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

Art Dryce, owner of VideoArt Productions, Inc. based in Palm Harbor, FL, and a POBJFKHS graduate, took home an Emmy Award at the 2009 Suncoast Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences event. The event, which was held on Dec. 5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, recognizes excellence in the broadcast industry.

 

Old Bethpage’s Kids Helping Kids Delivers Again

Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

The Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. not-for-profit organization located in Old Bethpage, via their “Making a Warmth of Difference” apparel program, delivered $140,000 in new coats, fleece and other winter related apparel to The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) in Hempstead.

 

Local Organization Encourages Residents To Shop Locally

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

The Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce (NCCC) recently announced their new “It Starts Here. Buy Locally” campaign, which is their most comprehensive promotional campaign to date encouraging consumers to support the local businesses in their downtowns during this holiday season.

 

Tom Suozzi Concedes Election to Edward Mangano

Written by Joe Rizza and Victoria Caruso-Davis Monday, 07 December 2009 08:52

Says He’s Proud of Accomplishments

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announced on Tuesday, Dec. 1 that he will not challenge the election between him and Republican opponent Ed Mangano, ensuring that Mangano will become the next Nassau County Executive next month.

 

Meet the Candidates for Plainview Water Commissioner

Monday, 07 December 2009 08:49

Residents will have the opportunity to vote in the Water District Commissioner elections on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Plainview Water District, 10 Manetto Hill Road in Plainview, just north of Old Country Road, in the back of the building. Voting is from 1 to 9 p.m. For more information, voters can call the Plainview Water District at 931-6469. Incumbent Kevin Langberg is seeking re-election and is being opposed by Andrew Bader for a three-year term as water commissioner. The following information was sent in by the candidates.

 

POB Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off ‘Buy Locally’ Campaign

Friday, 27 November 2009 11:13

The Plainview Old Bethpage Chamber kicked off a “Buy Locally” campaign at its monthly meeting at the Atria of Plainview on November 18. The POB Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce and the Huntington Township Business Council, urge everyone to shop and keep their money on Long Island. Spending money here in your local community contributes to the tax base which provide for local services. It helps to keep local business open and your neighbors employed.

 

JCC Dedicates Teen Lounge Renovation

Friday, 27 November 2009 11:12

The Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center in Plainview recently dedicated the renovation of its Teen Lounge in memory of Amy Cooper. A Plainview resident, Amy passed away in August, 2007, and shortly thereafter, her husband Lloyd, children Matthew and Alyssa, as well as friends and community members established The Amy Cooper Memorial Fund at the JCC. After two successful community fundraising events — a soccer tournament and concert — sufficient funds were raised for a substantial renovation of the Teen Lounge including new paint, two new flat screen TVs, new gaming tables, two new PCs, a new MAC and printer, new furniture, new video gaming systems, refurbished pool table, lighting and electrical work. Monies raised have also been allocated for a new GaGa pit as well as more than $5,000 in scholarships, enabling the JCC to provide financial support to families who cannot afford to send their children to camp, nursery school and after-school programs.

 

Plainview Grad Living Her Dream

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

By Denise Nash

Jill Martin set strict goals for herself, and her dreams are becoming a reality after meeting those goals.

Martin graduated from Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School in 1994 and continued her education at the University of Michigan where she majored in communications and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She landed a job on the The Maury Povich Show, where she worked on-air doing fashion reporting and makeovers.

 

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