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Local Organization Holds Annual Picnic

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00

Seniors Helping Seniors, a licensed organization that offers in-home services on Long Island providing care to seniors of all income levels, recently held their annual picnic at the Plainview/Old Bethpage Community Park.


Legislation Aims to Reduce Jet Noise at Republic Airport

Written by Debora Toth Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00

FAA Looking into Lowering

Height Requirements for Aircraft

While a local assemblyman’s proposed legislation to reduce jet noise at Republic Airport in Farmingdale is moving through the New York State legislature, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) is studying new airplane routes for the region that could possibly lower the height requirements for jet aircraft and possibly produce more jet noise in Republic’s surrounding neighborhoods including Farmingdale.


Plainview Resident Rescues Swimmer From Riptide

Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

Michael Rainer, a resident of Plainview, rescued a man during a riptide on Aug. 2 at Nickerson Beach.

According to Rainer, he was jumping the waves in rough water. While he was out there, he saw three people much further out splashing around. He knew something was not right, so he swam over to them and asked if everything was all right - all three of them said no.


Plainview Student Spends Summer Volunteering in Africa

Written by Denise Nash Thursday, 13 August 2009 15:36
Lacey Reimer, who is entering her junior year at Plainview-Old Bethpage High next month, spent her summer vacation volunteering in Ghana through a program called Cross Cultural Solutions.

Even before she left, Reimer was preparing for her trip. She spent a great deal of time receiving inoculations for yellow fever, typhoid, malaria, hepatitis A, and hepatitis B, studying the Ewe language, and learning about the culture and customs of the people of Ghana, before flying to Ghana as a volunteer.


District Prepares to Open Doors to Students

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

In 2001, then-Governor George Pataki signed into law a measure that required all New York State schools to install new safety devices on all moving partition walls used in school gymnasiums and auditoriums. The legislation was designed to prevent accidental deaths and serious physical injuries.


Nassau Reveals Red Light Camera Locations

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

Under Phase I, 20 Intersections to

Be Equipped by September 1

In conjunction with National Stop on Red Week (Aug. 2–8), Nassau County this week launched Phase I of its red light camera program. In April, Governor David Paterson signed the state legislature’s red light camera bill into law and authorized the installation of up to 50 cameras at various intersections. On Aug. 6 at 12:01 a.m. the first of three were activated.


USPS Offers Tips to Prevent Dog Bites

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

United States Post Service (USPS) employees have always had to guard themselves against the threat of a dog bite, something very common in their profession. Although the USPS asks dog owners to be responsible and help protect their workers as well as others, accidents do happen.

Based on statistics provided by the USPS, last year Long Island had 40 dog bites.


POB Middle School Principal Dr. Edward Metzendorf Retires

Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Retires After 24 Years of Service to the District

Dr. Edward Metzendorf, principal of Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, has retired after 24 years of service to the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District. Dr. Metzendorf is revered by his colleagues, providing structure and stability to the Middle School.


Dr. Gloria Bennardo Retires After 31 Years Of Service to POB School District

Friday, 24 July 2009 08:05

After 31 years of service to the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District, its children and community, Dr. Gloria Bennardo has retired. The Principal of Old Bethpage has concluded her service with the school district.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to work for the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District,” said Dr. Bennardo. “My experiences at Old Bethpage Elementary School and within the district have provided me with wonderful memories. Working with children has been a delight and I learned something new every day.”


AG Sets Up Website For Government Consolidation, Dissolution

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 24 July 2009 08:02

Citizens Need to Submit a Petition And Pass a Referendum

Now that the government consolidation bill has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has set up a website with instructions for citizens on how to go about dissolving or consolidating governments. The website,, includes the method by which citizens of a government can dissolve that government through a petition and referendum vote. The site even contains sample petitions that can be downloaded.


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