Just in time for the start of school, Nassau County has installed pedestrian safety devices on East Williston Avenue in front of the North Side School. Nassau County Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello worked with school officials, parents, Nassau County Public Works, Mayor Bonnie Parente and County Executive Curran to secure the devices, including a device known as a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon. The beacon will allow for pedestrians to call attention to drivers that pedestrians will be walking across the crosswalk. The beacon was installed along with ADA-accessible ramps, school zone signage, and new crosswalk markings.
Shown in the photograph above, from left to right are:Mark Kamberg, President of the East Williston Board of Education; Elaine Kanas, East Williston Superintendent of Schools; James Bloomgarden, Principal of North Side Elementary School; Jamie Pandolf, Assistant Principal of North Side Elementary School; Richard Nicolello, Presiding Officer of the Nassau County Legislature; Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive; Susan Singh, an East Williston Parent; Gloria Ng, an East Williston parent; Brian Schneider, Deputy County Executive for Parks & Public Works; Maura Brush, an East Williston parent; Joseph Pecora, Deputy Commissioner; and other members of the East Williston Community.