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Plainview-Old Bethpage High School graduation includes 9 sets of twins

From left, Rahul Chabria, Trisha Chabria, Justin Pinsky,

(Credit: Tara Conry)

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School principal James Murray rattled off a list of statistics Sunday about the Class of 2014 while speaking at the school’s commencement.

He said the graduates included 13 Academic Excellence Award recipients, 15 National Merit scholars, four Siemens semifinalists, and one semifinalist from the Intel Science Talent Search.

And then there was...

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Flying upside-down in a Bethpage Air Show stunt plane

Newsday community journalist Tara Conry went up in

With a parachute on my back and my seat belt pulled as tightly as possible, I stared out the window of Lt. Col. John Klatt’s Air National Guard MXS stunt plane Wednesday morning, not knowing what to expect.

Klatt, a 24-year member of the Air National Guard and aerobatic pilot, was giving me a front-row seat to some of the stunts he’ll be performing in this weekend’s Bethpage Air Show at Jones...

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LI team reaches Odyssey of the Mind world finals

A team of seventh and eighth graders from

(Credit: Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School)

Seven students from Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School have spent months bringing a “not-so-haunted” forest to life.

The seventh and eighth graders took on the task of creating an interactive skit with special effects as part of the Odyssey of the Mind competition, which held its first round in March. The event finals will take place at Iowa State University from May 28 to May 31. There...

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