The Westbury Board of Education convened on July 14 for a combined planning/action meeting. The meeting primarily centered on current summer programs in the district in addition to special education contracts and services for the upcoming school year.
Several summer program coordinators highlighted the features and benefits of the different programs available, many of which encourage social and life skills and engage students by combining academics with recreation.
Nassau County Legislator and Public Safety Committee Chair Dennis Dunne, along with Nassau County Director of Veterans Services Michael Kilbride and other elected officials, spoke outside the County Legislature building in Mineola to address the issue of veterans not receiving proper benefits after filing the requisite paperwork – most from 2008 to 2010, with a few from 2005 - with the Nassau Veterans Services Agency.
Dunne said that hundreds of claims have been filed involving veterans who never received benefits or services but took all the necessary steps to obtain them. He also said that he requested a federal investigation to uncover any possible wrongdoing at the agency during the above noted time period.
For a living embodiment of “above and beyond,” look no further than Westbury Middle School teacher, activist and recent North Hempstead Hometown Hero Peter Zoia.
A seventh-grade social studies teacher and Activism Club leader, Zoia received his nomination from principal David Zimbler.
Stu Cook, bassist and founding member of the world-renowned rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, will take to NYCB Theater at Westbury on July 17 with a slightly different look on stage.
Cook, along with childhood friend and fellow band member Doug Clifford, formed Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 1995 and they’ve continued to deliver the timeless and signature “southern” rock vibe across the U.S. and beyond its borders.
The Third Squad reports the details of the arrest of four men for an attempted robbery that occurred on Sunday, June 26 at 12:31 a.m. in Carle Place.
According to detectives, a 30-year-old male victim was riding his bicycle home after exiting a Long Island Rail Road train at the Carle Place station when several males walking toward him confronted him.
Charles will wow you with his passion for learning, steadfast involvement in extra curricular activities and his personal commitment to people in need. He has an unusually strong work ethic, maturity beyond his years and intellectual vigor. One can only speak of superlatives when reviewing Charles’ transcript. Charles’s teachers unanimously agree that his energy, personal initiative, and growth potential make him one of the top students they have ever encountered at Carle Place High School. It is Charles devotion to his carefully chosen extracurricular activities that is truly impressive. He is helping others in so many ways. Charles exudes poise and self-confidence, always leaving a mark and making a contribution. Carle Place High School is a better place because of Charles Wang. Charles will be attending Harvard University in the fall.
On the second attempt to pass the 2011-2012 Westbury School District budget, residents voted down the revised budget by a total of 63 votes – 567 in favor and 630 against.
With approximately $700K in reductions in the second budget, Westbury Superintendent of Schools Dr. Constance Clark-Snead told The Westbury Times, “We felt that we were being responsive to the community by doing that. We were very sensitive to the community. We thought by adding additional funding to reduce the tax levy that certainly we would’ve received support from the community.”
For the first time in approximately 30 years, according to Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, the New Casssel community won’t have to travel beyond its borders to fill prescriptions.
On Tuesday, June 21 at around 11:30 a.m., officials from the Town of North Hempstead and leaders from the New Cassel area took part in a grand opening ceremony on the busy Prospect Avenue.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice recently attended the Carle Place Civic Association’s monthly meeting and explained her “homegrown” route to her current position and some of the measures she and her team have taken to improve the quality of life in Nassau County.
Rice, 46, said she was born and raised in Garden City and was the seventh of 10 kids. Recalling what the secret was for a successful and committed marriage, Rice said her mother explained, “Your father and I had an agreement, the first one to leave takes the kids.
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