Maddalena Buffalino, a former Carle Place High School student and current social studies teacher at the school, was recently named the recipient of BOCES Most Innovative Educator Technology Award.
The award commends Buffalino, a Westbury resident, as a “teacher who demonstrates creative, resourceful uses of technology that significantly impacts student achievement,” according to BOCES.
Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro announced that as the Village of Westbury continues to clean up after Hurricane Sandy and the nor’easter, the village board has decided to waive certain building department fees related to storm repairs.
“Our DPW crews and staff have worked tirelessly, and we thank them, for their efforts in getting our village back to normal. We have much more work to do to clean up remaining debris, replace or repair lost or damaged street signs and do all of the other things that are necessary to repair damage and return to normal,” the mayor said.
The owner who decided to move the New York Islanders off Long Island once its lease expires in June 2015 may play a role in filling the potential void left by the teams’ departure. County Executive Edward P. Mangano, developer Bruce Ratner, Isles owner Charles Wang and Don Monti of Renaissance Downtown think they have a plan in place to solve the developmental conundrum that is the Hub, which includes Nassau Coliseum.
The group announced a strategic “Reuse Plan” on Tuesday, Nov. 20 that reportedly will transform the Coliseum within the first half of 2013. Others have tried and failed where Ratner is venturing and the 77-acre site in Uniondale could become barren in three years once Wang departs for Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) will be reviewing The Bristal’s application to extend its Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) agreement for another 10 years. Cavallaro said The Bristal (117 Post Ave.) signed its original PILOT in 1999 when its owners first opened the facility and that a revision was made to the original PILOT in 2005, which the village opposed but the IDA approved. This most recent application marks the third time The Bristal has requested tax abatement.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a man suspected of being the driver in a 2001 hit-and-run death that killed an 80-year-old woman in Westbury was arraigned on Nov. 13 after he was captured in Panama.
Sebastian Barba, 34, formerly of Hicksville, is charged with second-degree murder and leaving the scene of an incident without reporting. Barba faces up to 25 years to life if convicted. He was remanded by Judge Sullivan and was scheduled to return to court on November 14, 2012.
Westbury Village Mayor Peter Cavallaro continued his daily updates via email and Facebook, as he indicated that the nor’easter caused power outages in more homes, while others, who never regained power after Superstorm Sandy, remained in darkness.
The 4th Annual Bethpage Federal Credit Union (BFCU) Turkey Drive will expand to support Hurricane Sandy victims by asking those Long Islanders who were not severely affected by the hurricane to help support their neighbors in need and make a donation to Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization.
In addition to frozen turkeys, Bethpage and Island Harvest are requesting easy-to-open shelf stable food items, cleaning supplies and baby items such as diapers. The BFCU Turkey, Emergency Food and Relief Drive will take place on Friday, Nov. 16 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (rain or shine) outside of Bethpage’s main branch located at 899 South Oyster Bay Road in Bethpage.
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As the sun faded in the late afternoon sky on Monday, Oct. 29, local residents braced themselves for a storm unlike any other in recent memory.
When the howling wind gusts and steady rainfall subsided the next day, community members took to the streets to survey the damage of Superstorm Sandy, which upended hundreds of trees and numerous power lines in the area and left nearly all of the homes and businesses within the Village of Westbury and Town of North Hempstead without electricity.
The Town of North Hempstead, specifically the heavily wooded areas, had trees that were nearly 70 years old, ripped from their roots and plunged into homes and street corners. In a conference call with reporters, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman detailed municipal initiatives in place to help residents and updated certain areas of concern like road clearance and the Nor’easter that was expected to hit the area this week.
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