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With Ernest Strada retiring after 28 years as Westbury Village mayor, the top seat was up for grabs. Elections took place March 18 with Action Party candidate and current trustee Peter Cavallaro defeating Friends of Westbury candidate Joe Masiello. Cavallaro received 1,135 votes; Masiello received 523 votes.

In the race for trustee, four candidates were seeking election to two at-large seats. Action Party candidates Joan Boes, who is the current deputy mayor, and William Wise, were both re-elected to four-year terms. Boes received 1,083 and Wise received 1,106 votes to defeat Friends of Westbury Party candidates Larry Kirton and Lou Neziri. Kirton received 600 votes; Neziri received 570.

All vote totals include absentee ballots.

Under state law, candidates must be sworn in on the first Monday of the month following an election. Therefore, Cavallaro will assume the mayoral position effective noon on April 6 and he, along with Trustees Boes and Wise, will be ceremoniously sworn in during a meeting at 7 p.m. that night. Strada will preside over his final meeting as mayor Thursday, April 2.


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