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A number of car accidents on Prospect Avenue in recent years, including one on Sunday that sent two women to a hospital, has intensified discussion among residents who say that pedestrians are not adequately protected from reckless drivers on the busy road. more
A group of Herald Community Newspapers editors, reporters and interns took a kayak tour on Nassau County’s wild side, at the Town of Hempstead’s Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick, on July 24. more
The Bellmore Movies once again hosted the Long Island International Film Expo, which presented a wide array of movies, from horror to comedy and mystery, by a variety of filmmakers, some local and some international. For the 18th year, the expo gave filmmakers an intimate opportunity to share their work with industry executives and movie-goers alike. more
Each night as a child, Connie Roberts stroked her white plastic rosary beads, recited her prayers and curled up in her comfortless bed at the Mount Carmel Industrial School for Girls, in Ireland’s Midlands region. She often heard screams echo through the cavernous institution. Now 52, Roberts can still hear them in her head. They were, she said, “the worst.” more
Rockville Centre will be hosting fire departments from across the area for the 2015 Nassau County Parade and Drill Tournament on Saturday, July 25. more
The opposition voiced by the East Meadow School District’s Board of Education earlier this month to the Common Core State Standard’s reliance on high-stakes testing and teacher evaluations has met with praise across the district, according to three building principals. more
The Calvary Lutheran Church in East Meadow installed the youngest pastor in its 65-year-history last Sunday, a shift in leadership that congregation officials hope will help the church make a successful transition into a time of great cultural change while invigorating its rapidly declining membership. more
Jake Thomas and Alex Vargas, both 21, played baseball together in 2011 at Calhoun High School under legendary coach Joe Corea. In 2010, Thomas led the Colts squad that captured the Nassau County Class AA title. In 2012, Vargas played a critical role in the Colts’ victory at the Long Island Class AA championship. Major League teams recently drafted them both. more
As a student at East Meadow High School, Brianna Borresen knew she wanted to be a journalist. After graduating in 2011, she attended Hofstra University, and it was during her freshman year there when she wandered into the college’s radio station, WRHU, and asked about joining it. more
At Bowling Green Elementary School’s recent Moving Up ceremony, K-Kids member Isabella Di Costanzo received the third annual Harlie Treanor Memorial Award. more
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