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Two-Time LI Champions

The 6th grade Our Lady of Hope girls’ basketball team of Carle Place won its second consecutive Long Island Championship recently by defeating St. Agnes of Rockville Centre 39-30. Last year as fifth graders they won the ‘B’ championship and this year they moved up into the elite ‘A’ division and took top honors. With approximately 100 teams competing at the seventh grade level Island-wide, this is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations to the girls on a great season. [Read more…]

Proposed Budget Lowers Taxes

At a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 26, the Carle Place School District presented its tentative budget for the 2015-16 annual school year, which if adopted, would reduce the tax levy on residents by 0.3 percent.

The tax break is a result of the district cutting the budget from last year by more than $700,000, arriving at the proposed total budget of $47.46 million. [Read more…]

Hilarity Ensues With Spamalot

Knights, kings and princes will converge at Carle Place High School this weekend as the theater department puts on its annual musical. This year’s production has the theater department getting absolutely medieval as they present Monthy Python’s Spamalot.

The popular Broadway musical, based on the 1975 movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, follows King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as they search for the Holy Grail. The production is known for its silly, cheeky humor. [Read more…]

A Gateway To Spring

According to Brookhaven National Laboratory, this past January had Long Islanders dealing with the largest snowfall on record for that particular month since 1947, with a total of 24.8 inches. Between all the shoveling and constant grappling with freezing temperatures and endless ice, it’s no surprise that the yearning for spring and warmer weather would be running long and deep for most people. To that end, the upcoming Hicks Nurseries’ Flower & Garden Show that’s set to run from March 6 through 22 does represent a significant cue according to Hicks Nurseries’ marketing and education specialist Karen Musgrave.

According to Brookhaven National Laboratory, this past January had Long Islanders dealing with the largest snowfall on record for that particular month since 1947, with a total of 24.8 inches. Between all the shoveling and constant grappling with freezing temperatures and endless ice, it’s no surprise that the yearning for spring and warmer weather would be running long and deep for most people. To that end, the upcoming Hicks Nurseries’ Flower & Garden Show that’s set to run from March 6 through 22 does represent a significant cue according to Hicks Nurseries’ marketing and education specialist Karen Musgrave. [Read more…]

A Night Of Delights

Local residents are invited to wine and dine March 12 at the first ever Night of Delights.

Attendees will be ample to sample the fare of over 20 restaurants at this event, which is a fundraiser for the Rushmore Avenue PTA.

“We usually do a Chinese Auction, but I thought this year let’s try something different,” said Hope Alfieri, who helped organize the event. [Read more…]

Village Talks Bridge Repair

The Village of Westbury held its second community informational meeting on the Ellison Avenue bridge replacement project last Thursday evening, where representatives from the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) joined village board members in hearing from residents and delivering an overview presentation.

While Mayor Peter Cavallaro wasn’t able to attend due to a last minute conflict, and Deputy Mayor Joan Boes is currently on vacation, trustee Steve Corte spoke on the board’s behalf, and William Mello, senior building inspector for the village, reviewed the project’s details and projections. [Read more…]

Local Is Athlete Of The Week

AthleteWeek_030515AWestbury’s Kaitlyn Kieser, a junior at SUNY Oneonta on the track and field team, was named athlete of the week after she recently helped to lead the women to a second place finish at the Eagle Invitational hosted by SUNY Brockport.

Kieser set a school record in the long jump when she won the event with a meet record leap. Her distance of 5.45m broke the previous meet mark of 5.44m. She surpassed the old school record of 5.30m set by teammate Michelle Chartrand.

Kieser’s mark was also good enough to qualify for the ECAC championship meet during the first weekend of March.

Town Celebrates Black History Month

The Town of North Hempstead held their annual Black History Month celebration last Friday, Feb. 27 at the “Yes We Can” Center, a time for local residents to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans throughout history, as well as in the local community today.

“This is a very special program to us because it’s very important to include everyone in the mosaic of our history,” said town councilwoman Viviana Russell. “I look forward to the day when we don’t have to celebrate black history as a month, but when black history is part of American history as it should be. Because black history is American history…It’s the history of America and the foundation of this country.” [Read more…]

Bosworth Visits Civic Meeting

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilwoman Viviana Russell spoke to residents at the Carle Place Civic Association meeting on Feb. 25 at Carle Place High School. They were joined by Building Department Commissioner John Niewender and Applicant Advocate Lauren Summa who answered resident questions about department permits and applications. The Supervisor addressed the crowd and recapped the recent community victory regarding the OTB casino proposal, and discussed recent projects completed in the Carle Place area including repairs at Charles J. Fuschillo Park, various drainage improvements and road resurfacing. She also reviewed upcoming initiatives including a “streetscape” project along Westbury Avenue in Carle Place that is expected to get underway in 2017, as well as more repairs to Fuschillo Park, both of which are detailed in the town’s five year capital plan.

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From left, John Stellato, Director; Joseph Palumbo, Director; Ursala Bambino, Director; Christine Imrie, VP; ; John Hommel, President; Supervisor Bosworth; John Heslin, Director; Councilwoman Russell; Peggy Wilde, Director; Nancy Ann Jarvis, Director; Jim Wilde, Secretary; Michael Going, Treasurer

 

New Cassel Man Gets 35 Years In Prison

A New Cassel man was sentenced to 35 years in prison yesterday after fatally shooting another man after an argument on Prospect Avenue.

Naqunne Jackson was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison by Nassau County Court Judge David Sullivan. A Nassau jury found Jackson guilty on Dec. 1, 2014 of Murder in the 2nd Degree (an A felony) and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (a C felony). The jury reached its verdict after 45 minutes of deliberation at the end of a week-long trial. [Read more…]