Carle Place Superintendent of Schools David Flatley, along with his administrative team, led fellow staff and community members in attendance at the school’s auditorium through a preliminary budget rollout on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The story is more likely to be found on the pages of a Hollywood screenplay, but the Petersons play out their script – no cameras necessary – right here in Westbury.
The story began in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, as Al Peterson, 16 at the time, was taken aback when a 13-year-old, blue-eyed Arlene caught him gazing.
“I saw these beautiful eyes and I looked over and it was her,” said Al, who noted it only took a decade before she warmed up to him and the two started dating.
The Nassau County Homicide Squad reported “with deepest sympathy” the details of a fatal auto accident that occurred on Friday, Feb. 4, at 10:55 p.m. in Old Westbury.
In perhaps the shortest Village of Westbury monthly board meeting in recent memory, board members presented a few updates on village happenings.
Mayor Cavallaro said the most recent snowstorm put the village at their limit for snow removal for the year.
David Flatley, superintendent of the Carle Place Union Free School District, has announced that a new “one-shot” budget rollout discussion will take place on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. in the high school auditorium.
Citing hurdles in the various aspects of the budget process, Flatley hopes the one-time public event will result in greater community input as opposed to the traditional rollout, which presented distinct pieces of the budget over the span of consecutive board meetings.
“We knew that this was going to be a difficult budget year. We decided to try to do things a little bit differently to give people an opportunity to participate more fully in the process,” said Flatley.
Natalie Rose, an 11-year-old future star of the stage from Carle Place, will be part of the cast in Hairspray at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Westchester County, NY.
The fifth-grader at Rushmore Avenue School started acting in the second-grade and was pulled up from Cherry Lane to play the role of Gretl in the Carle Place High School production of The Sound of Music. The young actress enjoys the theater and was instantly hooked, according to her mother, Lorraine.
Danny Lippin, a W.T. Clarke High School alum, is going by a different alias these days.
Lippin, who grew up in Westbury but currently lives in Burbank, CA, is the main character in an increasingly popular Internet web-series, “The Unemployment of Danny London.” The show, which Lippin categorized as appropriate for ages 17 and up, revolves around a former public relations ace who finds himself jobless and dealing with life in the wake of unemployment.
The Jan. 20 Westbury Board of Education Action Meeting featured many inquiries from residents as well as updates on a handful of happenings throughout the district.
Superintendent Dr. Clark-Snead’s monthly report featured a number of items from the previous weeks’ planning meeting, including the availability of Mandarin Chinese in February and the newly-dubbed Accelerated Scholars Program, which met during the week at the Cradle of Aviation and formed an initial cohort of 28 students. The superintendent also cited the concerns regarding the proposed property tax cap and the possible impact on district funding. She noted that each school’s budget is being reviewed for 2011-2012 and discussions for the public begin in March.
The Town of North Hempstead recently honored 6-year-old Girl Scout Emma Madalon Khafif from Old Westbury on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Town of Hempstead Board Meeting.
At the event Donna Ceravolo, CEO of Girl Scouts of Nassau County presented Emma with the Medal of Honor from Girl Scouts of the USA, given for saving a life or attempting to save a life without risk to the candidate’s own life.
The Westbury Board of Education held its planning meeting on Jan. 13 in the high school library and provided updates on several policies including the district’s registration, student and employee dress codes and the wellness program.
Assistant Superintendent Mary Lagnado, along with Mike Gongas, a member of the Westbury Nutrition Committee, offered information regarding the district’s wellness policy.
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