Westbury School District Superintendent Dr. Constance Clark-Snead addressed a full house at the Aug. 26 board of education action meeting as most of the attendees remained for the duration of the lengthy meeting.
The action meeting, broken up by an extended executive session, featured several items of note, including proficiency standards, increasing achievement, upgrading cafeterias, retiring faculty members and a resident re-registration program.
Well-traveled hockey standout Louis Liotti has made his way back to the northeast, the place where he grew up, went to college and calls home – at least for the time being.
According to echl.com, the Reading Royals, a Pennsylvania-based team from the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) recently signed accomplished defenseman Louis Liotti, a 25-year-old Westbury resident. The Royals are an affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.
On Thursday, Aug. 12, Governor David Paterson held a news conference at the Nassau County Police Academy in Massapequa Park to announce a new provision to Leandra’s Law, requiring that all individuals convicted of a DWI, even first time offenders with, or without a child in the vehicle to install an ignition interlock system on any vehicle they operate. The provision went into effect on Sunday, Aug. 15.
Although only a planning meeting without votes being cast, the Aug. 19 Westbury Board of Education meeting marked the first time in a while where a full board was assembled in the same room – a possible return to normalcy after an eventful summer.
All seven members of the board were present at the meeting, as were about 30 members of the community.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been following Renauld Williams’ football career since he was at Hofstra nearly a decade ago.
Williams, a native of Westbury, spent two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and one with the Miami Dolphins before signing with the Canadian Football League. Williams played in seven NFL games during that span, but he was even more successful during two-plus seasons in the CFL.
The Cub and Boy Scouts Troop 233 of Westbury commemorated the organization’s 100th birthday in grandeur fashion as they hosted their counterparts from Westbury, U.K., and together celebrated a century of scouting worldwide.
In addition to the three days of local activities for the Scouts, which were planned by the Westbury United Methodist Church, the U.S. Post Office issued a memorial stamp and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) designed a special patch for the occasion.
Tuesday evening, Aug. 3, the Village of Westbury Planning Board adopted its resolutions granting site plan approval to Lowe Properties, the owner and proposed developer of the Westbury Movie Theater redevelopment project, thus completing the trifecta of village approvals needed to enable the project to commence.
The Village of Westbury held a swift and informative meeting on Thursday Aug. 5 as Mayor Peter Cavallaro and the board of trustees honed in on a number of ongoing proceedings throughout the community.
The board voted to enact a Local Law to establish a second alternate member to the planning board, a move the board noted to be vital to its functionality.
Project GRAD recently reaped the benefits of its hard work and dedication as Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced a grant of $75,000 to the program on July 27 at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City.
Some people skydive for the adrenaline rush, the incomparable thrill or simply to tell the tale upon returning to solid ground.
Rick Collins does it for charity.
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