Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00
Most residents of the Village of Westbury were left without electric power for nearly two weeks due to the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy and the nor’easter that followed, which left approximately 10 inches of snow. Unfortunately, these storms downed several tall trees, many of which fell upon electric wires, causing them to dangerously dangle and fall in several of our village streets.
But village residents were never in the dark. That is because fortunately, through the tireless efforts of Mayor Peter Cavallaro and Village Clerk Ted Blach, the village residents timely received continuous communications via emails and Facebook updates that kept us informed of the outage status of the various village neighborhoods. When the LIPA trucks were nowhere to be found, it was Mayor Cavallaro who was calling LIPA three to four times a day seeking the restoration of power for his constituents. In addition, village sanitation crews came by on a daily basis to cart away fallen tree limbs. While LIPA trucks were not easy to find, the village’s trucks were conspicuously present throughout this ordeal.
Residents outside the village were impressed with all of the information that Westbury residents received. Having not received the benefit of these communications, they were truly left in the dark!
Now, as Thanksgiving is upon us, it is the perfect time for all of us village residents to give thanks to our village leaders for all of their hard work and dedication during this most difficult time.
Westbury Village residents
Saturday, 25 May 2013 00:00
The Community Emergency Response Team program helps individuals prepare for emergencies—large-scale ones like Superstorm Sandy and smaller ones like minor fires. The program’s new classes start in June.
Team Director Michael Arcari said the sessions help people know what is needed in an emergency situation and how they can help others. It also provides knowledge on how to assist first responders and groups like the Red Cross.
Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00
Doug Ingram was recently named the new chief of the Westbury Fire Department.
Ingram grew up in Old Westbury and graduated from Westbury High School in 1974. After graduating, he joined the Navy where he spent two years stationed in Italy. When he was honorably discharged in 1979, he joined the Westbury fire department and has been involved there ever since.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Avenging the previous day’s loss and moving themselves one step closer to a possible county title, the Carle Place Frogs Softball team beat out the Locust Valley Falcons Wednesday, May 15 in a game two rematch for the Nassau County Class B Semi-Final, 12-3.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Westbury Okinawan Karate recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of coming to the Westbury Recreation Center. Since then, the dojo has trained 250 students, ages six and up, in the art of karate with the style of traditional Okinawan ShorinRyu Shidokan.
Founded by sensei John Power, the classes seek to instill the confidence and strength needed to obtain success in everyday life.
“A lot of kids are lacking confidence,” said Power. “We let them practice leadership in the class and this contributes to their confidence.