Matos said the project would improve and increase the existing drainage system by replacing around 34 catch basins (storm sewers) to handle more water and adding 12 “leaching” rings underground to collect water and percolate it through the soil.
On the evening of Aug. 25, the Westbury Board of Education held its final meeting before the 2011-2012 school year. Primary items discussed included state assessments for pupils and educators, as well as contract approvals for services for the upcoming school year.
In her Superintendent of Schools report, Dr. Constance Clark-Snead informed the public that the board plans to conduct presentations on student state assessment results during the month of September.
Westbury resident Nancy Safran never suspected retirement would be so frenzied.
Recently retired from Nassau BOCES after a 34-year teaching career – the past 24 years of which have been “extremely rewarding” as a speech teacher for the hearing impaired – Nancy is now focusing on a speech of a quite different kind.
On the afternoon of Sept. 10, the Westbury community joined in solemnity and solidarity to honor those who perished 10 years ago in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Families, friends and neighbors assembled on the Community Center’s village green to share in an interfaith ceremony. The ceremony, which quickly became a standing-room-only event, included reflections from community politicians and clergy as well as patriotic music from Westbury Fire Department bagpiper Nicholas Burke and the Westbury Middle School Band.
The Westbury Memorial Public Library will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a special and timely book discussion and signing.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the library will welcome Michael Hingson, a World Trade Center survivor and author of Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero.
Greg Gatto of East Meadow will participate in the FDNY 343 Ride from Montauk to the Pentagon to honor the 343 firefighters who were lost in the tragedies of September 11, 2001. The bicycling group of 40 FDNY members will begin their trek at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 in Montauk and ride 343 miles, a mile for each of the firefighters who gave their lives to save others at Ground Zero.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but will be the first memorial bike ride of this magnitude. The idea grew from Mike Alexander, captain at Engine 50, Ladder 19, of Battalion 26 in the South Bronx. He mentioned to others in the firehouse that he was planning to do something special for the anniversary, like riding his bicycle a mile for each of the fallen firefighters. From there, more joined in on the plan, to a group of 40 riders, plus many volunteers who will man the water and rest stops along the ride route.
Stu Goldman, a resident of Old Westbury, hit a “hole-in-one” as co-chair of the highly successful eighth annual “Give Through Golf Outing” held at Old Westbury Golf and Country Club on Aug. 8.
The event raised $150,000 for children and adults with developmental disabilities and complex health issues who are served by Richmond Community Services. It featured a day on the links for 116 golfers followed by a cocktail reception, dinner and auction.
Although hurricane Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it made its way up the East Coast of the U.S., making landfall on Long Island on Saturday, Aug. 27, it left a path of downed trees and power lines as it crossed the Island headed toward New England. According to LIPA officials, approximately 420,000 homes in Nassau County lost power due to the storm.
Many people like to look ahead, perhaps for setting a personal goal or maybe just for the thrill of a hypothetical scenario.
“Picture your life in 20 years” is a common expression.
“Picture your life at 106” is not.
That’s the story of Gene “The Bowling Machine” Scala, the bubbly and kind-hearted centenarian and testament to the adage, “Gets better with age.”
Westbury, ranked #18, made the list for the second time in three years, with its first distinction coming in 2009, said a “proud” Westbury Village Mayor Peter Cavallaro.
“Many communities on Long Island are vying to be places that attract young people, and Westbury has worked hard for many years to develop the kinds of housing options, services, recreational activities and overall environment that attracts younger residents.
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