(Mayor Cavallaro sent this letter to Newsday in response to the paper’s recent article on the Lighthouse project.)
With the continuing economic issues facing Long Island, and Nassau in particular, it is good news that the Town of Hempstead will soon be outlining its proposed zoning for the Nassau Coliseum site. The site represents perhaps the best hope for a revitalization of Nassau County, and the potential to generate both construction-related and permanent jobs for our region.
As I sat down to pen this article, I couldn’t get the rhythm of Stephen Sondheim’s classic, as sung by Judy Collins, out of my head “Send in the clowns...don’t bother, they are here,” but I immediately dismissed this thought from my mind because I had no intention of going in that direction. I focused instead on Tom and Karin Mattone’s letter that was published in the June 3 edition of The Westbury Times, in which they lamented that they thought they had seen it all. They were commenting on two of a series of issues that the board acted on, which caused many in the community to scratch their heads in wonderment – these being the action of four board members to appoint fellow school board trustee Rocco Lanzilotta as the district clerk last year, and more recently, the board’s action in vacating the seats of three board members on the grounds that they missed three successive meetings without providing reasonable excuses.
Hopefully, you have seen the beautiful new Post Avenue road surface, the result of a joint project of the village and Nassau County. In a few weeks, the Post Avenue project will be completed with the addition of brick-like crosswalks and medians, to improve motorist and pedestrian safety, as well as beautifying the Post Avenue corridor and complementing the façade and other improvements made over the past several years.
(This letter was sent to President Barack Obama by the New York chapter of the National Association of Jewish Legislators President Charles Lavine, NYS Assemblyman, 13th A.D. and to Anton Community Newspapers.)
Dear President Obama:
The New York chapter of the National Association of Jewish Legislators urges you to remain resolute in American support of Israel, which continues to be our staunch ally.
I say it’s about time someone holds the trustees’ of Westbury School Board accountable to the children and the community! Showing up late for roll call, arriving as late as 10 p.m. to a meeting when voting has already started — along with unexcused absences — all of which warrants removal. The school board president dismissed all those trustees on Monday, June 7.
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Cory Twibell and I am the new editor for The Westbury Times. I am also a resident of Carle Place.
I was a baseball and football player at Carle Place High School, but writing has always been my real passion. I was grateful when former editor, Victoria Caruso-Davis, gave me the opportunity to freelance for the Times, and now feel very privileged to be writing for and editing the paper that I grew up with and have enjoyed my entire life.
The email in my inbox read, in part, “Chip stood up for all of us…now it is our turn to stand up for him.” I was one of the recipients of an email blast that was sent to some residents of Westbury on Tuesday, June 1, imploring us to attend a public meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. that day at the administrative building of Westbury School District, and which was allegedly called by the president of the school board to deal with matters pertaining to absence from board meetings involving three board members.
On behalf of the residents of Westbury, and the village staff and officials, I wanted to say ‘thank you’ to former Westbury Times editor, Victoria Caruso-Davis, as she leaves her position for other pursuits. Ms. Caruso-Davis was always diligent and professional in covering the goings on in Westbury, and her coverage related to the Village of Westbury was fair and balanced. We wish her well in whatever endeavors she pursues, and as a new mom.
Parents and Teens Should Pledge Auto Safety at Prom Time
New York State Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine (D-Glen Cove) is urging parents or guardians to encourage their teens to use safe driving practices to ensure that they stay as protected as possible this prom season.
“Proms are a fun and exciting culmination to each school year, but the fun can quickly turn to tragedy when drugs or alcohol are involved,” said Lavine. “The heightened pressure to drink before, during or after such a special occasion can be very pronounced. That’s why I’m recommending that every family of a prom-going teen sign a safety pledge.”
In February 2002 I went to print with my first issue of The Westbury Times. I remember sitting at my desk and wondering how I was going to cover this cluster of communities I knew hardly anything about.
Now, I sit here trying to figure out how to say goodbye to those same communities I know and love as if they were my own. After eight and a half years of serving as your editor this is my final issue.
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