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CPHS Congratulates Class of 2011 Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00
Charles Wang, Valedictorian

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.

 

Westbury Community Votes Down School Budget on Second Attempt

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

District Now Implements Contingency Budget for 2011-2012 Year

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.”

 

Town of North Hempstead Announces New Cassel Pharmacy Opening

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 01 July 2011 00:00

‘Nu-Cassel’ Pharmacy Part of Ongoing Community Revitalization Project

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.

 

Westbury Residents Vote Down Budget on Second Attempt

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 11:21
On June 21, in the second attempt to pass the 2011-2012 Westbury School District budget, residents voted it down by a margin of 630 against and 567 in favor. The district will operate under a contingency budget for the upcoming year. More details will be available in the June 30 issue of The Westbury Times. 
 

NCDA Kathleen Rice Visits Carle Place Civic Association

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

Speaks on Dangers Parents, Kids Are Facing Today, More

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.

 

Flag Flown at Capitol Building In DC Donated to Carle Place Store

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

Former Original Post Office, Now Tullio’s Pottery Place, Will Fly Flag

While it may be one of the smallest towns in New York, the little hamlet of Carle Place boasts an extensive history all its own.

Some of that history will soon be on display as Ed Smith, owner of Tullio’s Pottery Place on 554 Westbury Ave. in Carle Place – site of the town’s original post office – will soon raise the same stars and stripes flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on May 24.

 

Carle Place Hosts Third Annual Relay for Life on June 4

Written by Katherine M. Trager Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00

Huge Community Turnout; Hundreds Rally Against Cancer

On the evening of June 4, the Carle Place community celebrated its third annual Relay for Life. A highly anticipated and successful tradition, the Relay for Life has raised thousands of dollars for cancer research while honoring both survivors and victims of cancer.

 

Westbury School District Reduces Budget by Nearly $700K

Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00

Revote Scheduled for Tuesday, June 21

The Westbury Board of Education would like to inform residents that a revised budget for the 2011-2012 school year will be put up for a public vote on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

After the district’s first budget was defeated by 41 votes on May 17, board members and district administrators worked together to revise the original budget. Through careful evaluation and revisions, the district has reduced the budget by $692,624, which translates into a 3.17 percent tax levy for the 2011-12 school year.

 

District Attorney: Westbury Man Charged With Writing Phony Prescriptions

Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00

 Lutful Chowdhury, 61, Was Pharmacist at Baldwin’s Aim Pharmacy

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced on June 2 the arrest of a Baldwin pharmacist for filling dozens of prescriptions for addictive painkillers, despite knowing that the prescriptions he was filling were forged and written on stolen prescription pads.

 

Coalition of NC Youth Service Agencies Holds Breakfast

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00

Event Highlights Negative Impacts of Proposed Funding Cuts; Legislators Urged to Secure Funding

The Coalition of Nassau County Youth Service Agencies held its annual legislative breakfast on Friday, June 3 at the Nassau County Bar Association in Mineola to reiterate the importance of its member organizations despite proposed funding cuts in this year’s County budget.

 

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