Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced on March 16 that after a two-year investigation, her office has filed four indictments charging 17 people with more than 108 crimes for their roles in mortgage fraud and identity theft schemes that stole more than $20 million from homeowners, banks, and the county government. Rice said 16 defendants were arrested over a three-day span.
The New York State Banking Department offered significant investigative assistance.
Many Westbury residents took advantage of the public forum portion at the Westbury Board of Education’s action meeting on St. Patrick’s Day and offered their opinions on the proposed budget for the 2011-2012 school year.
Assistant Superintendent Mary Lagnado presented the proposed budget for the second time in as many weeks and the district provided copies of the PowerPoint presentation to all in attendance. Lagnado also explained her method for adjusting the budget as time goes on.
Sixth Squad detectives reported the details of an arrest of a Hempstead man for an assault on a police officer that occurred on Feb. 18 at 4:25 a.m. in Old Westbury.
The Westbury School Board offered a presentation on its proposed and contingency budget for the 2011-2012 school year on March 10 in the high school library.
The proposed budget of $108,887,109 will feature a 3.41 percent budget-to-budget increase, while the contingent budget of $109,707,104 will feature a 4.19 budget-to-budget increase.
Celebrating North Hempstead’s broadening ethnic diversity, Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Councilwoman Viviana Russell and the North Hempstead Town Board recently hosted the town’s first Black History Month presentation.
The Church of the Advent is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary and, in honor of this milestone, Rector Jeffery Krantz was the guest speaker at a recent Historical Society of the Westburys meeting. Nearly three-dozen patrons gathered in the Westbury Memorial Public Library Meeting Room on Sunday, Feb. 20 for Krantz’ informative pictorial and oral history presentation on the Episcopalian church.
With 22 percent of young veterans out of work, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently held an important roundtable meeting with Long Island veterans and business leaders at Farmingdale State College to discuss solutions.
Senator Gillibrand, who began work on the Senate Armed Services Committee this month, discussed her plans to provide tax credits for businesses who hire vets, provide more job training for veterans, and establish better methods to prepare troops that are leaving the service for the difficult job market.
As residents are aware, the severe winter weather experienced in the northeast this winter, has wreaked havoc on village streets, clogging them with piles of snow and ice. This has been particularly problematic on Post Avenue. Stores have been difficult to access by deliverymen and customers. Motorists and pedestrians have had trouble navigating the narrowed street due to the snow piled up at the curb.
Edward Solosky, a Westbury resident and athletic director at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, died on Tuesday, Feb. 15 in a three-car crash in Bridgeville, Del., said police.
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