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New Provision to Leandra’s Law In Effect

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00

Governor Paterson Mandates Ignition Interlock for DWI Offenders

On Thursday, Aug. 12, Governor David Paterson held a news conference at the Nassau County Police Academy in Massapequa Park to announce a new provision to Leandra’s Law, requiring that all individuals convicted of a DWI, even first time offenders with, or without a child in the vehicle to install an ignition interlock system on any vehicle they operate. The provision went into effect on Sunday, Aug. 15.


All Members Present at Westbury BOE Planning Meeting

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00

Future Plans Discussed at End of Summer Meeting

Although only a planning meeting without votes being cast, the Aug. 19 Westbury Board of Education meeting marked the first time in a while where a full board was assembled in the same room – a possible return to normalcy after an eventful summer.  

All seven members of the board were present at the meeting, as were about 30 members of the community.


Nerves of Steel: Renauld Williams’ Journey Back to the NFL

Written by Dale Grdnic Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00

Hofstra Linebacker Vying for Pittsburgh Steelers Roster Spot

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been following Renauld Williams’ football career since he was at Hofstra nearly a decade ago.

Williams, a native of Westbury, spent two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and one with the Miami Dolphins before signing with the Canadian Football League. Williams played in seven NFL games during that span, but he was even more successful during two-plus seasons in the CFL.


Local, Overseas Boy Scouts Experience a Tale of Two Westbury’s

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00

‘Westbury 2 Westbury’ Brings UK Scouts Across Atlantic to Long Island

The Cub and Boy Scouts Troop 233 of Westbury commemorated the organization’s 100th birthday in grandeur fashion as they hosted their counterparts from Westbury, U.K., and together celebrated a century of scouting worldwide.

In addition to the three days of local activities for the Scouts, which were planned by the Westbury United Methodist Church, the U.S. Post Office issued a memorial stamp and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) designed a special patch for the occasion.


Westbury Theater Redevelopment Project Receives Final Village Approval

Friday, 13 August 2010 00:00

Planning Board Site Plan Approval Paves Way for Next Step 

Tuesday evening, Aug. 3, the Village of Westbury Planning Board adopted its resolutions granting site plan approval to Lowe Properties, the owner and proposed developer of the Westbury Movie Theater redevelopment project, thus completing the trifecta of village approvals needed to enable the project to commence.


Summer Happenings Discussed at Village Board Meeting

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 13 August 2010 00:00

Mayor Cavallaro Addresses Post Avenue Theater, Paving 

The Village of Westbury held a swift and informative meeting on Thursday Aug. 5 as Mayor Peter Cavallaro and the board of trustees honed in on a number of ongoing proceedings throughout the community.

The board voted to enact a Local Law to establish a second alternate member to the planning board, a move the board noted to be vital to its functionality.


County Executive Ed Mangano Announces $75K Grant to Project GRAD

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00

Program Getting By With a Little Help From Its Friends

Project GRAD recently reaped the benefits of its hard work and dedication as Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced a grant of $75,000 to the program on July 27 at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City.


Leap for Life Dives in Support of LiveSTRONG Foundation

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00

Westbury Attorney Rick Collins Free Falling for Cancer Research

Some people skydive for the adrenaline rush, the incomparable thrill or simply to tell the tale upon returning to solid ground.  

Rick Collins does it for charity.


DA Announces Corruption, Larceny, and Bribery Charges Connected to New Cassel Redevelopment Project

Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced at a press conference on Thursday, July 22, that her office’s three-year investigation into the multimillion-dollar New Cassel Redevelopment Project has resulted in the indictment and arrest of two former Nassau County legislators, one former North Hempstead official, and the current executive director of the Town of North Hempstead Community Development Agency.


Dickerson: Status Of the BOE Is Beyond Question

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00

Meeting Addresses Ongoing Issues Within District

On July 22, about 100 residents attended the Westbury Board of Education’s Planning/Action meeting in the high school’s little theater.

President of the Board of Education Dr. Pless Dickerson and Vice President Rodney Caines offered statements regarding uncertainties about the current board and the direction of the board for the upcoming school year.


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