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Frog Pride At Pep Rally

The downpour outside didn’t dampen student spirit at the Carle Place High School/Middle School Pep Rally on Oct. 2. [Read more…]

Bond Vote Postponed

At their Oct. 8 meeting, the Westbury School District Board of Education voted to postpone the vote date of the proposed capital project bond referendum, which was originally slated for Nov. 17.

Postponing the vote date will not change the fact that an approved bond will enable the district to receive 76.6 percent in New York State Building Aid to pay for the majority of the proposed work. [Read more…]

Dobrin Honored By Breast Cancer Program

Westbury resident Lyn Dobrin, the public relations consultant for the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program, will be honored at the program’s 35th anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Adelphi University.

Dobrin has worked with the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program since its start in 1980, when, at the time, she was doing public relations work for the university’s school of social work. She was involved in getting the initial word out about the program, and has been spreading news about its work ever since. [Read more…]

Robbery At Joyce Leslie

Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Carle Place Joyce Leslie earlier this morning.  [Read more…]

Homicide In New Cassel

Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday night in New Cassel.


Gomez Hurd

New Cassel’s Gomez Hurd was shot in front of 994 Prospect Ave. on Monday, Oct. 5 at approximately 6:16 p.m. When police arrived, they discovered 31-year-old- Hurd suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Nassau University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 6:42 p.m. by medical personnel.

Police say the shooting is still under investigation but that they believe it is not gang related.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-8477. All callers will remain anonymous.

Local Collects Supplies For Drexel

Drexel Avenue students recently got items to help them succeed thanks to the generosity of donors, and the leadership of a local Wheatley
School student. [Read more…]

Hispanic American Locals Honored

Westbury residents Tiffany Gonzalez and Mateo Flores were among nine Town of North Hempstead residents recently recognized by North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the town board.

As part of the town’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, local influential Hispanic-American residents were recognized for positively influencing the community in a variety of ways. [Read more…]

Increased Fines For Housing Violators

The Town of North Hempstead is attempting to toughen up on illegal housing, and part of that plan includes raising the fines for violators.
At their meeting on Sept. 29, the board adopted a new fine structure for illegal housing violators, a move that the administration hopes will drive landlords renting illegal apartments out of the area.

“We’ve heard that the fines are not high enough, so those who are profiting [from illegal housing] just pay the fine as part of their business,” said town supervisor Judi Bosworth. “We’re trying to make the fines that much more onerous so it escalates quickly and serves as a deterrent and that it’s not just business as usual.” [Read more…]

Town Allows For Overlay Exemptions

It’s been more than a year and a half since the Town of North Hempstead began conversations on whether or not to lift the New Cassel Overlay District, and last week the board finally reached a solution.

“It’s a compromise between getting rid of it altogether and keeping it the same,” said Councilwoman Viviana Russel. “The compromise provides an avenue for those who own homes within the Overlay District to be able to have the amenities in their home, but they have to go through a different process.” [Read more…]

OW Home Houses Greats

While most people have to go to a museum to see paintings by Pablo Picasso or Andy Warhol, Dr. Harvey Manes simply has to walk into his living room. Over the last 45 years, the Old Westbury orthopedic surgeon has amassed quite the collection of art from world-renowned painters, a hobby he describes as both a passion and investment.

“It’s not just a collection, it’s an investment. Instead of buying stock where you just have a piece of paper, I buy a beautiful piece of art,” Manes said. [Read more…]