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Get Messy For A Cause

Parents usually discourage their kids from getting covered in whipped cream, paint, dirt and slime; but this Saturday, getting messy will be the rule as Carle Place High School hosts the Muddy Puddles Project. 

The event, run by the Student Organization and Key Club, will help raise money as part of Carle Place’s annual Battle of the Classes. Every year, the high school’s four grades battle it out through various activities to see which can raise the most money for a different charity. This year’s charity is the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, which raises money to find new innovative ways to treat pediatric cancer. [Read more...]

Anti-Casino Crowd At Civic Meeting

Almost 1,000 local residents attended the Jan. 21 meeting of the Carle Place Civic Association in a continued protest against Nassau Off Track Betting (OTB)’s plan to turn the former Fortunoff’s into a casino. 

Residents from Carle Place and its surrounding areas packed the auditorium of Carle Place High School, with overflow seating available—complete with live video and audio feed—in the cafeteria to handle the massive turnout. Civic Association President John Hommel, who served as moderator for a number of guest speakers on both sides of the controversial casino topic, reiterated the obvious feelings of nearly everyone present—that OTB’s proposed casino was not welcome in the community. [Read more...]

BOE Talks Crime, Budget

At the Jan. 22 Westbury Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Mary A. Lagnado addressed the recent break-in and subsequent theft of school property from one of the district’s elementary schools earlier in January, as well as an act of vandalism at the high school the very same day.

“A robbery occurred Jan. 18 at Powells Lane with 15 desktops stolen. A window was broken at the high school that same morning,” she said. “These incidents were reported to the respective police precincts and an investigation using Crime Stoppers is in progress.The district’s notification sequence has been changed and simplified, and enhanced coordination of all agencies involved has been confirmed.” [Read more...]

Break-Ins At Westbury Schools

More than 30 computers have been stolen from Westbury schools recently, in a continuing string of burglaries plaguing the district.

The Nassau County Police Department said that this past Sunday, Jan. 18, between the hours of 2:30 and 6:20 a.m., 13 computers were stolen from Powells Lane School. There was a broken window, and the incident is under investigation.

The Old Westbury Police Department is also investigating a burglary at Westbury High School which resulted in the loss of 20 iMacs, valued at approximately $35,000. [Read more...]

Victory For CP Bball

Buzzer beaters that decide the game are usually in the fourth quarter or overtime. It was to end the third quarter, however, that the Carle Place Frogs broke a 35-35 tie with a buzzer beating three-point shot to end the quarter. They never looked back—outscored the Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks 23-7 in the fourth quarter—and improved to 3-1 in league play with a 62-40 victory. The three wins matches their output from the 2013-’14 season. [Read more...]

New Interim Assistant Superintendent For CP

The Carle Place School District recently welcomed Richard Banyon to its administrative team. Banyon will serve as the district’s interim assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction starting this week, filling in for the spot left by Christine Finn who left the position for the same one at the Herricks School District.

Banyon has more than 40 years of experience as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, dean, building administrator and central office administrator in New York City and Long Island. He recently served as the Deputy Superintendent of the Malverne School District. He has also coauthored several books. [Read more...]

Students Model Recycled Fashions

Paper, plastic, soda cans and more will see new life this Thursday at the Town of North Hempstead’s third annual Trashion Show.  [Read more...]

Big Week Ahead For Girls’ Bball

After back to back wins over East Rockaway and Wheatley, the Carle Place girl’s basketball team finds themselves in first place in a tough Conference B. If they continue their winning ways it could mean a top seed for them come playoff time, but first they must navigate a daunting remaining schedule.

“This next week will show how tough we really are,” said head coach, Mike Bello, after Friday night’s 52-33 victory over Wheatley. “We have a big game on Friday at Cold Spring Harbor, who talent wise is really the number one team in our conference.” [Read more...]

Green Dragons Look For Another Successful Season

After coming off a 14-3 mark last season and a trip to the first round of the conference playoffs, the Green Dragons boys basketball team is looking to attain similar success this season. Despite losing most of their scoring and rebounding, Coach Dave Graff believes his team has what it takes to be successful.

“We lost our leading scorer, (Shakel Kafield) and our leading rebounder, (Brian Newell) to graduation but we’re off to a 4-0 start already this year and Ianticipate battling for a conference championship and hopefully making the playoffs,” Graff said.  [Read more...]

Christine Finn Says Goodbye

The new year will bring a change for Carle Place’s administrative team. Christine Finn, Carle Place School District’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Personnel, will be leaving her post Dec. 31, for the same position in the Herricks School District. 

“I wouldn’t leave unless there was a good reason. Eventually I would like to become superintendent, so working in a larger school district would put me on that path,” said Finn. [Read more...]