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Westbury trustees discuss invasive species ban

The Welcome to Westbury sign.

(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Westbury trustees are considering a law banning village homeowners from planting bamboo or other invasive species on their properties.

The measure was first heard at a public hearing July 3. That hearing was continued until the board’s next meeting Aug. 7.

A code change would ban planting bamboo or other invasive plants on private and public property.

The village joins a growing...

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Long Beach senior’s kilt wins over his prom date

Senior James O’Donohue, 18, donned a traditional Irish

(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Long Beach High School wrestler and lacrosse player James O’Donohue, 18, is used to feeling excited and nervous at the same time. But on Wednesday night, it wasn’t athletic competition that incited these mixed emotions.

O’Donohue decided to surprise his classmates by attending the senior prom, held at Chateau Briand in Westbury, wearing an Irish kilt.

“I always march in the St. Patrick’s...

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