He’s been to the corners of the world, worked with Jay Leno, and has served in the Middle East. Col. Mark Rado is currently the commander of the U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade, but back in June 1975, he was just a teenager with a lot of dreams graduating from Carle Place High School.
Rado fondly remembers growing up on Roosevelt Ct., walking to school, playing outside with the neighborhood kids and going to Carvel or Bill’s Candy Store to get a treat.
“It was an idyllic childhood,” Rado says. “It was a comfortable and nurturing suburban upbringing and a great place to grow up.”
It looks like Avanti Nightclub’s doors will be closed at least a little bit longer, as the village board considers whether or not to grant them a special use permit. The Latin dance club, located at 272 Post Ave., has been closed since a month ago, when their special use permit was revoked after they violated several conditions.
In early April, the board refused to renew the club’s special use permit, stating that they had violated several conditions. One in particular was a hot topic for debate during last Thursday’s village meeting. At April’s meeting, the mayor accused Avanti of advertising events of a sexual nature that were in direct violation of their permit. Club owner Barry Ceriano continued to deny knowing anything about the ads, saying he was unaware that the singles night was being inaccurately portrayed as a swinger-type event.
Two Rhode Island women were recently arrested for prostitution in a Carle Place motel.
The arrest occurred April 20 when Janina Mendez, 21, and Gina Miranda, 21, offered to perform a sexual act on an undercover detective for an agreed upon amount of money. During a search after the arrest, Mendez was also found in possession of cocaine. Both women are being charged with prostitution and Mendez is additionally being charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. They were arraigned Sunday April 21 in First District Court, Hempstead.
A wedding day is one of the most memorable and stressful in a person’s life. In the months leading up to the big day, there are flowers to be bought, cakes to be tasted, and rings to be sized. But for a bride, one of the most, if not the most, important part is picking out the dress they have been dreaming of their whole life.
Bridal Reflections is here to make that dream come true a little easier.
Carle Place freshman Samantha Georges can now add, “published author” to her resume. Her book ,Timber: A Struggle for Survival, is now available on Amazon for the Kindle.
The book centers around a wolf named Timber. As Timber grows from pup to adult, he comes to realize the war humans have waged against wolves, and has to fight to survive against dangerous hunters.
Georges started researching and writing in November and finished the 100-page book in February, getting advice and feedback from her former tennis coach, Paul Mila, who is also a published author. She says that she’s always been a writer, writing picture books on construction paper as a kid.
Before the malls, apartments, industrial buildings and paved roads, Westbury was a much different place. Settled by the Quakers in the 17th century and now a developed village of over 15,000 residents, there aren’t many traces of the original Westbury. But, that’s where the Historical Society of the Westburys comes in.
The Historical Society aims to preserve historical materials related to Westbury, Old Westbury, Carle Place and New Cassel. Housed in a small brick building attached to the Westbury Children’s Library and a few feet away from the main library, passersby might not even notice the red “open” sign hanging inconspicuously in the window of the old white door. The cottage, as it is aptly named, was built in the 1940s as a home for the children’s librarian, which can be evidenced by the kitchen, fully equipped bathroom and door that leads into the adjacent children’s library. Various librarians lived in the building up until the early 1970s. In the late part of the decade, interest for a historical society arose and with the cottage unused, it was deemed the perfect location.
The Carle Place Board of Education adopted their budget of $47,579,305 last week. The budget calls for a 2 percent tax levy increase, which is below the calculated tax levy limit of 3.08 percent. While they will be able to keep nearly all programs and services, the district is cutting 12 part-time teacher aide positions and the Foreign Language at the Elementary School (FLES) program.
The Westbury Board of Education voted to adopt a proposed budget of $117, 527,840 with a 1.67 percent tax levy.
The public budget vote takes place May 21. If the budget is not approved then, the district must cut an additional $1,221,015 to achieve a zero percent budget.
Westbury Superintendent Mary Lagnado said that with the tax levy increase, the average yearly cost of school taxes will be $9,167, (based on the average home market value in Westbury of $334,178).
Motorists driving along the Jericho Turnpike in Old Westbury will have to slow down, as the speed limit between Aintree Road and Glen Cove Road has been reduced by 5 mph to 50.
Westbury mayor Peter Cavallaro has been urging the state department of transportation to lower the speed limit to 40 mph since last year, when a motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a car.
Joan Boes loves Westbury. And she has the resume to back that up – more than 40 years worth of resume.
The recently re-elected village trustee has made getting involved in her community not just a hobby, but a lifetime commitment. Boes moved to Westbury in 1969 and, eager to get involved in the community, went to the library to find out what other residents were doing. There was a meeting of the League of Women voters there, and Boes, who was always interested in politics, immersed herself in the group.
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