These programs were the victim of the ongoing tug-of-war between party lines in the county concerning borrowing and redistricting. Organizations across Nassau County, like the McCoy Center In Westbury, Gateway Youth Outreach in Elmont and Mineola Youth and Family Services in Mineola were blindsided when the cut came down three months ago.
Post Avenue’s proud businesses were joined by a bevy of street vendors, local government officials and religious and community organizations to promote the community and a healthy local economy. Each year the fair attracts locals and out-of-towners alike with an eclectic mix of merchandise, delicious food, fun and games.
On Sept. 27, the Cradle of Aviation Museum, located at 1 Davis Ave. in Garden City, hosted representatives from the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA), Bethpage Federal Credit Union, the Long Island Community Foundation and local elected officials as they announced the month-long festivities promoting Long Island’s finest artists and their works.
“Nassau County has lost a dedicated public servant,” said Mangano in a statement. “My wife Linda and I lost a friend of over 20 years. Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt served the residents of Nassau County with great integrity and pride. I had the privilege of serving closely with Peter in the legislature since its creation in 1996, where he distinguished himself as an outspoken advocate for the residents of the 12th Legislative District.”
“Our growing student enrollment continues to be a concern and we are keeping a close eye on that. As of today, our enrollment is 4,753. It’s approximately 120 more students or a 4 percent increase from last year,” said Lagnado, who was appointed as the district’s new superintendent of schools following the resignation of Dr. Constance Clark-Snead.
According to the Westbury Business Improvement District, there’s no better place to be than Westbury this upcoming weekend, as the BID’s “What a Weekend in Westbury” festivities will feature something for everyone beginning Friday.
A Las Vegas-style Casino Night will get the party started Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Club Napoli (373 Maple Ave.), where residents can roll the dice with “funny money” and enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening. An entrance ticket $60 (or two for $100) will include $40 in funny money, a buffet from Post Avenue’s own Café Ginos, one drink ticket, one raffle ticket and the opportunity to win prizes throughout the evening. Space is limited, so contact the BID at 333-2235 if you’d like to get in on the action.
“I got involved with wheelchair basketball when I was 16 years old. I was looking for a racing wheelchair after seeing another athlete race and the wheelchair sales rep told me to play basketball instead,” said Serio, who was able to learn the game with the Long Island Lightning Junior Wheelchair Basketball Team.
Close to 2,000 onlookers cheered raucously as a decades-old dream was realized when Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Legislator Robert Troiano, Councilwoman Viviana Russell along with the North Hempstead Town Board and a host of other federal, state, county, town and village officials cut the ribbon to the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center in Westbury.
The grand opening on Sept. 8 of the 60,000 square foot community center—arguably the most environmentally advanced community center in the region—capped New Cassel’s model ongoing revitalization effort.
“Our company is here in Westbury and we’re a high-tech development company and we have a very exciting product. It is an electronic box called the Instant 3-D Converter. It converts your TV into a 3DTV and you have unlimited 3-D content,” Dolgoff said.
“Since the last time we met, we went through a fairly arduous process with the rating agency Standard & Poor’s, and we announced about a week-and-a-half ago that the village’s credit rating has been updated from AA- to AA,” said Cavallaro.
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