Teddy Said it Best…

By: Progress For Westhampton Beach

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”  Theodore Roosevelt



Thank you to everyone who has the courage to step into the arena.  Happy New Year to all!

The things that go unnoticed…

By:  Progress for Westhampton Beach

Only 4%.  There is a tradition that continues in this nation and our community and that is scouting.  Adults in our community see the value in supporting the growth and maturation of our young people.

This commitment to our youth goes on week in and week out and largely goes unnoticed.  Something happened this week that should have more notice.  A resident of Westhampton Beach became an Eagle Scout…  Continue reading The things that go unnoticed…

A New Police Chief, Part III

A New Police Chief, Part I

A New Police Chief, Part II

By:  Progress for Westhampton Beach

On Tuesday, July 8th, the day after taking the oath of office, our new mayor wrote here that there would be no precipitous action taken to fill the post of chief of police that became vacant upon the retirement of the prior police chief.

The interlude between the prior chief and the next chief has been used by the Board of Trustees to evaluate the proper course of action.  This time has been a luxury provided by the continued good services of Lt. Trevor Gonce.

Lt. Gonce should be commended for his hard work.  He is a conscientious and dedicated officer, qualities that are appreciated today and will serve him and the village well in the future.

The Mayor has submitted a report that details the variety of considerations the Board reviewed in reaching the next step for police protection in our village. Continue reading A New Police Chief, Part III