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Bethpage musicians earn NYSSMA All-State honors

Two student-musicians from Bethpage High School were recently selected as either a participant and an alternate in the New York State School Music Association’s 2023 All-State Conference. Senior Matthew Schneider will play guitar in the All-State Jazz Ensemble and senior Ryan O’Connell was chosen as an alternate on bass clarinet. The festival will be held at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester from Nov. 30-Dec. 3. […]

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2 BHS seniors named Natl. Merit Semifinalists

Bethpage High School seniors Ankur Raghavan and Arsh Singh were recently recognized as semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among more than 16,000 semifinalists out of 1.3 million high schoolers to earn the title due to their excellent 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Scholarship Qualifying Test scores. As a semifinalist, both Raghavan and Singh represent less than […]

Town officials celebrate longstanding Levittown barbershop

  It was quite a celebration at an iconic barbershop in Levittown this past Sunday. Town of Oyster Bay officials as well as members of the community gathered to celebrate sixty-five years of Pat’s Barber Shop being in business. It was also the longtime owner, Pasquale “Pat” Palumbo’s, ninety-fifth birthday celebration as well. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joe Saladino, […]

POB JFK ranked among top high schools

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School (POBJFKHS) has been named a School of Distinction for the 2022-2023 school year by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). This prestigious award is given only to schools in which all varsity sports teams have achieved NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Team status throughout the course of the school year. POBJFKHS […]

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A strong start to the school year in Bethpage

Students throughout the Bethpage Union Free School District celebrated the first day of school on Sept. 5. Administrators, faculty and staff greeted them back into the buildings, ready to take on the 2023-2024 school year with excitement. The day was filled with getting to know teachers and peers, unpacking and organizing school supplies, learning new routines and getting acclimated to […]

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Barber shop celebrates 65th annivesary

Running Club presents check to aid stricken detective

The Greater Long Island Running Club and David Lerner Associates joined forces once again to provide a stipend of $2,500 to Nassau County Police Department Detective Joe Avanzato, who was recently diagnosed with a relapse of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Detective Avanzato was originally diagnosed in 2011 and, after a long hard battle, was able to return to work full […]

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Bethpage welcomes newest educators during orientation

Bethpage Union Free School District welcomed its newest educators during its teacher orientation on Aug. 29 held at Bethpage High School. Attendees were welcomed by Superintendent of Schools David Schneider and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Kevin Fullerton and introduced to key district personnel and members of the board of education before attending workshops and team building activities. The district […]

Presentation commemorates March on Washington

Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview) commemorated the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington presented by Jewish Community Relations Council – Long Island (JCRC-LI) and the Mid Island Y JCC on Monday, Aug. 28. During the presentation, faith leaders, elected officials, and residents reflected and paid tribute to Civil Rights leaders and their accomplishments during the […]

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