Many people attended the Port Washington/Manhasset Chapter of the League of Women Voters Meet the Candidates forum on Oct. 11 in order to get a better sense of the North Hempstead Town Supervisor candidates, Incumbent Jon Kaiman (D) and Challenger Lee Tu (R). Mary Ann Fleming, a member of the League of Women Voters from an outside chapter, was the moderator of the forum. While she asked the crowd at the beginning of the debate to not applaud until the end, many people were so enthused by the lively debate that they could not contain their applause and were clapping for both candidates.
Town of North Hempstead Clerk Leslie Gross seems to be everywhere, even on her birthday.
On Sept. 20, Gross spoke at Westbury’s Powell’s Lane School, a small elementary school nestled just south of Jericho Turnpike.
“Local government is your opportunity to be involved in your community. If you have a question, you can be involved, you can be a leader in your community,” Gross said.
The Village of Westbury passed a local law at its monthly meeting on Oct. 13 to combat some of the illegal housing taking place in the village.
Mayor Peter Cavallaro said the village board unanimously adopted a law to eliminate residential uses for accessory buildings like garages and similar structures.
Despite a last-minute rain date rescheduling, the Westbury B.I.D.’s annual Fall Festival and Street Fair maintained its traditional mix of commerce, cuisine and community culture.
From Orchard Street to Cross Street, Post Avenue was a shopper’s paradise. A huge selection of jewelry, art, clothing, accessories and an endless assortment of toys and novelties awaited crowds of bargain hunters.
To celebrate the publication of the study, hundreds of residents, public officials, students and church leaders gathered Oct. 1 in the parking lot of the First Baptist Cathedral of Westbury for a Farmer’s Market and special ceremony. Those who helped with New Cassel’s initial revitalization successes and continuing progress were recognized for their contributions and honored with commemorative certificates.
In the wake of two unusual events, at least by Long Island standards, Hurricane Irene or the aftershock of the earthquake in Virginia may have contributed to the structural damage at the Westbury Middle School, according to Superintendent Dr. Constance-Clark Snead.
The superintendent said that the damage was discovered when the building inspectors conducted their annual review of the district’s edifices, at which time cracks in the chimney and damage in the rear of the old wing of the middle school were reported to the district’s engineering, architectural and insurance firms.
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.
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