Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced at a press conference on Thursday, July 22, that her office’s three-year investigation into the multimillion-dollar New Cassel Redevelopment Project has resulted in the indictment and arrest of two former Nassau County legislators, one former North Hempstead official, and the current executive director of the Town of North Hempstead Community Development Agency.
On July 22, about 100 residents attended the Westbury Board of Education’s Planning/Action meeting in the high school’s little theater.
President of the Board of Education Dr. Pless Dickerson and Vice President Rodney Caines offered statements regarding uncertainties about the current board and the direction of the board for the upcoming school year.
Although action taken at the Westbury School Board’s reorganization meeting held July 7 saw newly elected members of the Board of Trustees for the Westbury School District sworn in, Dr. Pless M. Dickerson elected by the newly formed board to serve as its president and Dr. Constance Clark-Snead affirmed by the board as Superintendent for the district, Karin Campbell is maintaining that she is still the president of the board and the trustees seated prior to the July 7 meeting are the rightful trustees and should proceed as so.
Lighthouses are commonly viewed as the marker for seamen to find the coast during storms, add a bit of personality to an island and to serve as a beacon of a beach.
In the case of the Lighthouse Project that has been tossed back and forth between the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County and New York Islanders owner and Lighthouse Group head Charles Wang, the storm is too strong and the beacon’s light is dwindling. No, the project’s production is not dwindling, however it’s getting a considerable makeover.
The Westbury Times retracts the content of the article regarding Dr. Valerie Henning-Piedmonte, published on the front page of the July 8 edition.
The content in that article was submitted to the paper by Proactive Media Relations, whose president, Giovanna Stallone, stated in an email to the paper prior to the article being published: “Proactive Media Relations Inc. was hired by resolution of the Westbury Board of Education contract dated July 1. to represent the BOE in matters of Media and public comment.” The Westbury Times attributed content in the article to the board of education in place at that time and its then-president Karin Campbell.The Westbury Times was contacted by the law firm of Lexow, Berbit & Associates of Suffern, NY, General Counsel to the Clarkstown Central School District, the employer of Dr. Valerie Henning-Piedmonte. The letter from the law firm states, “the article falsely reports that she [Henning-Piedmonte] has been hired as Superintendent of Schools of the Westbury Union Free School District…she did not accept the Superintendency of the Westbury district.”
The Westbury Times apologizes to Dr. Henning-Piedmonte, and the Administration of the Clarkstown Central School District for printing the content of the article.
Last week, The Westbury Times ran an article on the front page that contained statements from the Westbury School Board in place at that time, when Karin Campbell was serving as its president, announcing the appointment of Dr. Valerie Henning-Piedmonte to the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Westbury School District. According to a letter received by The Westbury Times on July 9 from the law firm Lexow, Berbit & Associates, P.C., representing Clarkstown Central School District in New York, the employer, the letter states, of Dr. Henning-Piedmonte, Dr. Henning-Piedmonte had not accepted the position of superintendent of the Westbury School District. The Westbury Times is retracting the information regarding Dr. Henning-Piedmonte in last week’s article. (See complete “Retraction” accompanying this story.) The present Westbury School Board, the composition of which has been altered due to the recent election, with Dr. Pless M. Dickerson now serving as its president, states that Dr. Constance Clark-Snead will remain Superintendent of the Westbury School District.
Something about the story sounds oddly familiar: on an ordinary July day, a dedicated group of founding fathers assembled together with a bold idea in mind. The year, however, was 1910, not 1776; and the plan of these eleven men was to organize a fire company that would serve the potato-farming hamlet which some still called Frog Hollow. Now, a full century later, the Carle Place Fire Department (CPFD) has emerged as a paragon of true professionalism and a beloved fixture of the small community it was originally created to serve. Earlier this month, the grateful residents of Carle Place joined their department in commemorating this important hundred-year milestone and in paying homage to its rich legacy.
From frozen-over backyards to roller hockey rinks to the Ice Box arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, Westbury resident Steve Schultz has just about seen it all.
The next stop on the journey for the Colorado College right-winger is the ice at the Nassau Coliseum for the New York Islanders Prospects Camp, which features some of the top young skaters in the Islanders organization and others, like Schultz, on the radar for the team’s future.
Thomas F. Liotti, criminal defense attorney, Westbury Village Justice and federal judge nominee, has written his fifth book entitled Judge Mojo: The True Story of One Attorney’s Fight Against Judicial Terrorism.
Mojo is a “non-fiction account” of a county court judge – “psychotic, armed and dangerous who stalked, threatened and harassed me and my family,” according to Liotti, of Westbury, whose firm is located in Garden City.
On June 30, Ken Jenks, a Westbury resident and veteran, was awarded a citation recognizing service to his country from Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano at the Westbury-Carle Place Chamber of Commerce’s Officers Installation Dinner.
Jenks, born in Manhattan in 1919, grew up in Brooklyn and left behind his studies at St. John’s University to join the U.S. Army in August of 1938.
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