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Letter: Stop Cyberbulling, Save Our children

Dear Editor,


I am writing in response to the article “Teen Crusades against Cyber bullying” on April 19, 2013.  I am currently a resident of Westbury, Sherwood Gardens, for over twenty-five years with children who once attended the Westbury School District. As a mother and social worker graduate student I strongly believe that “bullying” in schools has escalated. This issue needs to be addressed aggressively. The negative impact of bullying has an effect on children’s psychological and physical well-being and interrupts the learning process. Children who are bullied may exhibit signs of depression, anxiety, and decrease in academic performance. Bullying is also associated to substance use and suicide. Bullying has an impact on those who are being bullied as well as those who actually witness bullying.  Kids who bully others can also engage in violent and other risky behaviors into adulthood.


I applaud Samuel Lam for his courage and compassion for his peers, to take a stand against bullying.  His actions are commendable; he is truly a positive role model for his peers and the community.  His crusade against the different forms of bullying, physical and through social media, should encourage others to take the same stance, in order to provide a safe environment for our children to learn. 


Sharon Prout-Rivers




Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.


In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.


“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 


Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 


The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.

Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.


Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller,

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry,

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller,