2020-08-07 E-edition

Arrest for public lewdness

Nassau County Police arrested a Bethpage man on Wednesday, July 29th for allegedly exposing himself to teenagers in the vestibule of a CVS store located at 380 Broadway. According to police, Keith Whiteneck, 44, of Bethpage positioned himself to be observed by his two victims, two 12 year-old and a 13 year-old girls. Whiteneck was charged with Public Lewdness and […]

Hicksville Library welcomes new director

Christine Edwins has been appointed the Director of the Hicksville Library, effective August 20. Her appointment, made by the Library Board of Trustees, was a result of a countywide search following civil service regulations. After interviewing many qualified candidates, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted for her. Mrs. Edwins has extensive experience, dedicating the majority of her career to working […]

Plainview-Old Bethpage ready to implement reopening plan

  New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, is set to announce school district reopening plans for Long Island later this week. He and the State Education Department have reviewed reopening plans that were sent by each individual school district throughout the state and will impose the necessary guidelines. Plainview-Old Bethpage school district, Superintendent, Dr. Mary O’Meara, said the district is […]

Bethpage National Guardsman named top in competition

Matthew Ortiz, a Bethpage resident and a staff sergeant in the New York Army National Guard, was the winner in a competition to pick the top non-commissioned officer in the 10,300-member force held July 25-26 at Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill. Ortiz came in first after a weekend of events known as the Best Warrior Competition, which included tests […]

Special education teacher Dayna Vollmuth, along with teaching assistants Joanne Coscino, Michele Bauman and Alyssa Sieber, prepared pizza and other Italian-themed foods for students in the ACE program at Bethpage High School during an interactive lesson on July 31.

Serving up fresh pizza in Bethpage’s ACE program

Students in Bethpage High School’s ACE Life Skills Program found their classroom transformed into an Italian pizzeria on July 31. Special education teacher Dayna Vollmuth donned a classic chef’s hat and set up “Mama Vollmuth’s Pizzeria.” Students were given menus to order from and practiced placing food orders and paying their bills, working on skills they would typically use on […]

Blood drive planned for September 3rd

The Town of Oyster Bay, in partnership with the New York Blood Center, will be collecting collect donations on Thursday, September 3, to help hospitals meet the ongoing and pressing need for blood during the coronavirus pandemic. The Blood Drive will take place from 1 pm to 7 pm at the Hicksville Athletic Center, located 167 S. Broadway in Hicksville. […]