Tuesday, 13 July 2010 10:37
The Westbury Times retracts the content of the article regarding Dr. Valerie Henning-Piedmonte, published on the front page of the July 8 edition.
The content in that article was submitted to the paper by Proactive Media Relations, whose president, Giovanna Stallone, stated in an email to the paper prior to the article being published: “Proactive Media Relations Inc. was hired by resolution of the Westbury Board of Education contract dated July 1. to represent the BOE in matters of Media and public comment.” The Westbury Times attributed content in the article to the board of education in place at that time and its then-president Karin Campbell.The Westbury Times was contacted by the law firm of Lexow, Berbit & Associates of Suffern, NY, General Counsel to the Clarkstown Central School District, the employer of Dr. Valerie Henning-Piedmonte. The letter from the law firm states, “the article falsely reports that she [Henning-Piedmonte] has been hired as Superintendent of Schools of the Westbury Union Free School District…she did not accept the Superintendency of the Westbury district.”
The Westbury Times apologizes to Dr. Henning-Piedmonte, and the Administration of the Clarkstown Central School District for printing the content of the article.