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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Westbury Movie Theater

Written by Katherine M. Trager Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00

New Chapter Begins for Village Landmark

On Friday, Oct. 22, an excited crowd braved cold and windy weather to gather near the long-vacant movie theater on Post Avenue. Village, town and county officials, as well as the site owner and local residents, were present to celebrate the greatly anticipated start of the renovation and renewal of the theater.

The event also attracted the attention of the media. News and television crews jostled for position to photograph and film the building that will become, as stated in a Westbury Village press release, “one of Nassau County’s premier performing arts venues.”


Ribbon-Cutting for Multi-Use Developments In New Cassel

Written by Katherine M. Trager Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00

Another Milestone in Local Revitalization Project

The ongoing New Cassel revitalization effort celebrated a triumph on Oct. 27. As part of an economic redevelopment plan for the area, two new projects consisting of rental apartments and a retail division have just been completed on Prospect Avenue.

The soaring structures on New Cassel’s main street will contain 50 affordable units in total with about 16,000 square feet of retail space, which will be occupied through a lottery that gives preference to New Cassel residents.


Dissent From School Districts at High Stakes County Hearing

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00

Schools: Loss of Teachers, More School Taxes in Mangano Plan

County Executive Edward P. Mangano campaigned for and won his current position with a clear promise to lower spending and taxes for Nassau. The day draws near when he must deliver, arriving at a balanced budget for 2011 without raising taxes or increasing the deficit. This has led to painful proposals, drawing protests on extreme moves like cutting loose the entire Long Island Bus system and turning the high expense of tax refunds over to schools, towns, villages and other special districts including libraries and fire districts.  


Contract Extension Approved for Westbury’s Dr. Clark-Snead

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00

Superintendent Discusses District’s Future, District’s Financial Burden in Mangano Proposal

The Oct. 21 Westbury School Board meeting was attended by Village of Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro and fellow trustees, who commended the members of the Westbury School Board and Superintendent Dr. Constance Clark-Snead, who was further extolled for her work with a contract extension through June 30, 2012.


C.W. Post to Hold Open Symposium on Drinking and Driving

Friday, 22 October 2010 00:00

In 2009, 321 people were killed in New York due to alcohol-related car accidents, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The new forensic social work concentration in the graduate social work program of Long Island University seeks to address this social problem and its many ramifications with a conference of educators, advocates, lawmakers and law-enforcement officials.


Best-Selling Author Ishmael Beah Visits SUNY Old Westbury

Written by Katherine M. Trager Friday, 22 October 2010 00:00

Child Soldier in Sierra Leone Speaks Regarding Memoirs

SUNY College at Old Westbury commenced its annual “Panther Pride Week” celebration on Wednesday, October 13. As part of the kick-off to this year’s event, the college’s First Year Experience (FYE) program invited #1 best-selling author Ishmael Beah to be its guest speaker.

Freshmen students had read Beah’s memoir A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier for FYE’s common reading program, and hundreds of students and other members of the SUNY Old Westbury community enthusiastically received Beah.


East Meadow Man Pleads Guilty to Falsely Accusing ‘Enemies’ of Child Abuse

Friday, 15 October 2010 00:00
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has announced recently that an East Meadow man has pleaded guilty to writing letters to government agencies that contained knowingly false information about people he felt had wronged him, including accusations of child abuse by East Meadow school employees. Rice said that investigators used DNA technology to link the defendant to the letters.

In exchange for the defendant’s plea, Nassau County Judge Jerald Carter agreed to sentence him to six months in jail and five years probation.


Carle Place Civic Association Meeting Covers Local Happenings

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 15 October 2010 00:00

TNH Councilwoman Viviana Russell Attends, Converses With Attendees

The Carle Place Civic Association recently met to discuss topics around town, ranging from the vacant Avis property on Old Country Road to the annual Carle Place Fun Run, and residents were also able to pose questions to Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Viviana Russell.

A spokesman from Equity One Inc., the company which currently owns the former Avis property on Old Country Road and Cherry Lane, explained the current state of the 22-acre property and what steps are necessary to move forward with demolition and rebuilding.


NuHealth System Receives $7 Million Capital Grant

Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00
Arthur A. Gianelli, President/CEO of the NuHealth System, announced that the New York State Department of Health has awarded $7 million in HEAL NY Phase 19 program (Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers). The HEAL funding is being provided to hospitals to assist them in restructuring and in the reconfiguration of their facilities to further improve the delivery of care to patients.

In a letter dated Sept. 30, Richard F. Daines, commissioner of the NYS Department of Health said, “We are pleased to inform you that your facility has been selected to receive a $7M award under the HEAL NY Phase 19, to support and fund capital projects to address unmet health care needs in New York State.”


Gross, Senior Center Honor Unsung Hero Shirley Wright

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00

Volunteer Described as ‘So Humble, So Wonderful’ and ‘One in a Million’

During a bustling ceremony at the Westbury Senior Center featuring close friends and local officials from the Town of North Hempstead, volunteer Shirley Wright was honored as an “Unsung Hero” for her work at the center and within the community over the years.

Town of North Hempstead Clerk Leslie Gross presented Wright with a citation recognizing her long list of contributions to the Senior Center, while Wright’s peers spoke very highly of her as stories were shared during the ceremony.


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