Written by The Westbury Times Staff, email@example.com Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00
Noticing a less bumpier ride as you drive through Carle Place? It’s probably because the community recently received full-scale roadway resurfacing projects, as part of the Highway Department’s 2013 season.
According to town officials, nearly 40,000 linear feet of Town roads were repaved, including 7,000 in Carle Place. A long awaited drainage project was also completed in the Appletree Lane area.
“By collaborating with residents and the community we were able to identify roads that needed resurfacing and drainage improvements,” Town Councilwoman Viviana Russell said. “We were able to mitigate years of flooding and drainage issues for residents through bipartisan efforts with state, county and village of Mineola officials. After appropriating funding and working closely with Highway and Public Works, we were able to get the job done. Thank you to past Carle Place Civic President Peter McDonnell for facilitating the meetings with all parties involved.”
In addition to Carle Place, some of the other large-scale roadway repaving projects took place in Manhasset, Port Washington, Albertson, Great Neck, and Greenvale.
The Town’s normal paving workload for a season has ranged between 30,000 and 40,000 feet each year since 2010. According to the Town’s Highway Department there are several different ways that particular roads are chosen for resurfacing each year. One way is through a list generated annually by the area foreman prioritizing roadways that require resurfacing. Another means of generating a to-do list is through feedback from 311 service requests and through the Town Council via constituent requests.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Once a week, Robert Blume goes to Virpa Convenience on Carman Ave. to buy breakfast and lottery tickets. When he bought his Mega Millions and Powerball tickets on Sunday, Oct. 20, it was just like any other day. But when he went in to Virpa to check his tickets later that week, life changed forever.
He won $7 with his Mega Millions ticket, and then ran his Powerball ticket through the ticket check. Instead of the usual reading of “Sorry You Are Not A Winner,” he saw a message that said ‘Big Winner. See Retailer.’
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
“Art is beautiful. It's all around us and makes you see the world in a different way. Anyone can learn to paint, it just takes time, but when you do, you never look at clouds the same way or water the same way or even at the beach the same way.” These are the words of Westbury’s own artist and teacher Laura Meshover. Her captivating oil paintings exhibit the very essence of photo realism.
“I always knew I wanted to be an artist even from way back at a young age,” explained Meshover. “I used to take painting lessons in my neighbor’s basement when I was a little girl. You can’t do that kind of stuff anymore,” she said with a laugh.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The wrestling team at Westbury High School looks forward to a fresh start this season. Last year, they struggled to stay atop the Nassau Conference, but this time, the team has a lot of valuable pieces that are crucial for them to flip the script and potentially climb to the top of the standings.
One of the shining stars in the school’s team this year is the dominating Raeco Jackson. For the past two seasons, Jackson has had an extraordinary winning record in the 113 and 120 weight classes. “Last year, my record was 28-5 and the year before that it was 30-5,” he said. With a total record of 58 wins and 10 losses, he has won 85 percent of his matches. His impressive feat helped Jackson receive all-county honors last season.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Carle Place boys’ varsity soccer team made school history on Nov. 17, when they captured the NYS Class B championship title. It ended a long journey during which the team never lost a game. Carle Place was the only team in the state to go undefeated — and that includes all classifications. The final statistics were an impressive 18 wins, 0 losses, and 1 tie; 56 goals for, 6 against, and 14 shutouts.