Written by Betsy Abraham Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00
Family, friends and Westbury residents came out to celebrate as mayor Peter Cavallaro and trustees Joan Boes and William Wise were sworn in for another term at a recent ceremony at Village Hall.
Father Ralph Sommer of St. Brigid’s Parish prayed for the board and then Judge Thomas Liotti swore in the two trustees and the mayor. All three board members expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the voters and their love of the community. Cavallaro noted that he loved being mayor of the village where he grew up, and where people are so invested.
“People in this village have been here a long time,” Cavallaro said. “It means a lot to them, they’re invested in it. The very essence of what this place is has stayed the same, so that’s why I love being mayor. When I walk down the street I remember the friends I had who lived in certain houses and the things I used to do in certain places of the village and I have that connection to it and I want to make sure it stays that way for the people who move here.”
At the meeting, Cavallaro also appointed former mayor Ernie Strada as the special assistant for intergovernmental affairs. He also appointed Boes to be deputy mayor again, as she had been for the past four years.
“I have the highest regard for the mayor and Board of Trustees,” Boes said. “No stone is left unturned when it comes to serving the residents of Westbury.”