These were the big news story of the past week in Plainview Patch:
1. The restaurant near the Plainview diner suddenly closed up operations last Sunday. It is still not clear what happened.
2. Burglaries Down: The surrounding area had a few, but Plainview once again was spared this past week. The trend seems to be continuing.
3. A young man gave a gift to his lost friend this week, a touching story of how Austin Harris still cares for Spencer Reis.
4. A grey seal made an appearance on Tobay Beach this week.
5. It was a big week in Plainview for classic musicals, with Plainview's Drama Cadets presenting "How to Succeed..." and Mattlin producing "Bye Bye Birdie."