Throughout this time period, most of those who live in the mid-section of Nassau County have witnessed a substantial number of downed trees and power lines. Obviously this condition, along with the flooding seen across the north and south shore of Nassau County caused a loss of power to approximately 90 percent of the residents and a substantial loss of property and personal belongings.
Having observed conditions in other communities throughout various parts of the county, I can definitively state that our village was very fortunate in many ways. I know that might be difficult to believe when you were without power for about two weeks, but when you see the devastation caused by flooding and the loss of both personal and real property this condition brings with it, I think you will ultimately agree.
Most residents of the Village of Westbury were left without electric power for nearly two weeks due to the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy and the nor’easter that followed, which left approximately 10 inches of snow. Unfortunately, these storms downed several tall trees, many of which fell upon electric wires, causing them to dangerously dangle and fall in several of our village streets.
I am writing this article after having my power restored, 15 days after Sandy’s onslaught that caused unbelievable damage to homes and infrastructure in neighborhoods all over Long Island.
Like a lot of my neighbors, I had to make do with the inconveniences caused by lack of electricity, heat, cooking arrangements, etc., as my home is 100 percent electricity dependent (no gas) – small measure, when I compare myself with others in my neighborhood that had damages done to their houses and in some instances their automobile, from fallen trees.
If you’re living in Westbury or Carle Place and haven’t been to the Westbury Memorial Public Library, you are doing your brain a great disservice.
The Westbury Library’s cozy confines are welcoming, while the same can be said for its staff. I am proud to say I recently got my first library card at the Westbury Library.
Potentially overshadowed by the previous week’s events, Veterans Day on Nov. 11 is a reminder of an amenity we otherwise wouldn’t enjoy without the service and sacrifice of our nation’s vets: elections.
Residents across Long Island scrambled to return to normalcy following superstorm Sandy, though the task proved to be more difficult for some than others.
Nearly a week after the storm, approximately 250,000 residents were in the dark, while thousands more had suffered worse losses, including vehicles, homes, pets and family members.
Hurricane Sandy has taken a toll on the lives of many in the areas that Anton Community Newspapers serves and well beyond. Our heartfelt wishes go out to all, hoping that life returns to normal, or somewhere close to that, for residents as soon as possible. Community spirit - neighbors helping neighbors - has been evident in so many situations. For those who need additional services, below is a list of contacts that we hope will be helpful.
- Angela Susan Anton
Anton Community Newspapers
The New York Islanders’ departure to Brooklyn in 2015 represents a significant loss for Nassau County but a tremendous gain for the franchise moving forward.
While county officials will work toward filling the void before the boys in blue and orange head west, local fans ought to rejoice knowing their team is moving to a brand new arena only 23 miles away, considering that just last year the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers not only moved more than 1,500 miles away (to a different country to boot) but changed their team name and logo altogether.
Halloween can turn into a nightmare if parents don’t make their children fully aware of the risks involved the tradition of trick-or-treating each year.
For a happy and healthy Halloween, consider speaking with your child regarding his or her safety on Oct. 31. Here are a few tips to pass along:
- Remember to accompany a small child and have older kids travel in groups. - Remind your kids that homemade treats might look appetizing but they should politely refuse the offer and stick to traditionally packaged and well-known candy.
As campaign managers across the country head in to the home stretch, we can expect the usual onslaught of street signs and television ads popping up in the area.
But are a few colorful slabs of cardboard or fleeting bumper stickers enough to influence an election? Probably not, but with this upcoming vote election being a presidential election year traditionally means that more voters will take to the polls, and in turn, more votes will be cast for local elections than in years when a president isn’t being decided.
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