On the evening of June 4, the Carle Place community celebrated its third annual Relay for Life. A highly anticipated and successful tradition, the Relay for Life has raised thousands of dollars for cancer research while honoring both survivors and victims of cancer.
The Westbury Board of Education would like to inform residents that a revised budget for the 2011-2012 school year will be put up for a public vote on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
After the district’s first budget was defeated by 41 votes on May 17, board members and district administrators worked together to revise the original budget. Through careful evaluation and revisions, the district has reduced the budget by $692,624, which translates into a 3.17 percent tax levy for the 2011-12 school year.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced on June 2 the arrest of a Baldwin pharmacist for filling dozens of prescriptions for addictive painkillers, despite knowing that the prescriptions he was filling were forged and written on stolen prescription pads.
The Coalition of Nassau County Youth Service Agencies held its annual legislative breakfast on Friday, June 3 at the Nassau County Bar Association in Mineola to reiterate the importance of its member organizations despite proposed funding cuts in this year’s County budget.
It began with a text from my co-worker and good friend, Rich Forestano, asking, “Want to fly in a fighter jet?”
The day of that particular inquiry was May 11.
Sure enough, fifteen days later – Rich is a man of his word – we flew.
Stephen Solecki, a 2007 Carle Place High School graduate and interdisciplinary studies major with a concentration in environmental science, was recently named salutatorian of the Class of 2011 at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, announced campus Provost Paul Forestell.
Solecki has a perfect 4.0 grade point average and will receive the Association of Parents & Friends of C.W. Post Salutatorian Award for his academic achievements.
Westbury and Carle Place residents received some valuable information at the “Save Your Home” seminar held May 11 at the Westbury Memorial Public Library. The seminar was led by a four-member panel comprised of experts in home sales, banking, real estate law and mortgage counseling.Featured speakers included Ray Nieves, a real estate agent with Century 21 American Homes in Westbury; Oswaldo Pinilla, a certified loan officer with Bank of America; Carol Yopp, program manager with the Long Island Housing Partnership; and Richard Klein, an attorney with the Diamond Law Group.
The May 17 board of education and budget votes resulted in two districts, Carle Place and East Meadow, passing their budgets and the other, Westbury, failing for the second straight year.
Residents from both Carle Place and Mineola poured into the May 11 Carle Place Civic Association meeting in the high school library to discuss the decades-old flooding problem in both areas.
The meeting featured Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Viviana Russell and Supervisor Jon Kaiman, NYS Senator and former Mineola Mayor Jack Martins, Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicollelo and current Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss. Department of public works representatives from both the town and county were also present.
For the past decade, Peter McDonnell has been giving back to the community he’s called home most of his life. The Carle Place native and father of two currently serves as president of both the Carle Place Public Library Funding District and the Carle Place Civic Association and is a dedicated volunteer at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter.
A graduate of Carle Place High School, McDonnell attended the College of Insurance (now the School of Risk Management and Actuarial Science at St. John’s University), working in corporate accounting for 12 years. After getting married, McDonnell and his wife Laura moved to Coram but in 2001, they moved their family, which includes sons Patrick and Peter Jr., back to Carle Place and into McDonnell’s childhood home.
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