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Two books on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — Nora Raleigh Baskin’s “Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story” and Gae Polisner’s “The Memory of Things” — offer young readers a glimpse into that day, before they were born. On Sept. 14, Baskin visited Merrick Avenue Middle School, while Polisner visited Calhoun High School to speak to students on the importance of that day. more
The air was thick with approaching rain as more than 1,000 people gathered on the lawn of Seaford High School on September 11 to honor the victims, including five alumni, lost during the 2001 terrorist attacks. more
The new artificial-turf fields made of Duraspine fibers were meant to last up to 15 years and significantly reduce the cost of field maintenance — virtually paying for themselves after just a few years, according to their marketing campaigns. more
The Lynbrook School District’s Do No Harm rule has been overturned for the 2018–19 school year and replaced by a practice in which students’ Regents exam grades will count for 10 percent of their final grades, district officials said at a Sept. 12 Board of Education meeting. more
“As you can imagine it’s been a rough year, but this is something that helps with healing,” said Johanna Bowers, a Spanish teacher at Francis F. Wilson Elementary School that has helped lead the charge in raising more than $25,000 for childhood cancer research. more
While many Rockville Centre residents do not support speed cameras near schools, some believe they could improve safety for students their and parents. more
After many impassioned discussions about school security following a spate of shootings across the country, the North Shore School District began the 2018-19 school year with a new measure to keep … more
On Sept. 13, the North Shore School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve Superintendent Dr. Peter Giarrizzo’s strategic five-year plan. “Our big drivers are social … more
The City Council is considering retaining a search firm if one of several candidates who applied for the city manager’s position earlier this year is not selected in the coming weeks, though … more
The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency approved a financial assistance deal on Sept. 5 for a proposed $60 million, 230-unit Rockaway Avenue rental apartment complex in Oceanside. The … more
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