More than pink

Pink washed over MacArthur High School’s football field on Oct. 14, as ribbons, balloons and sparkling decorations lined the fence and bleachers. Dozens of students, faculty and Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown residents wore shirts in various shades of the color as well, all in support of Pink Out — the Generals’ annual breast cancer awareness football game and fair.

Thousands make strides against breast cancer

Waves of pink washed over Jones Beach State Park last Sunday during Making Strides of Long Island — a walk designed to celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those who have died and raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Erin King Sweeney: politician, mother and more

Hempstead Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney starts every morning the same way.

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Levittown student recognized for volunteer work

The Levittown Community Council, comprising residents of Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown, presented Kristina Spano, Division Avenue High School’s senior class president, with the Youth Recognition Award on Sept. 26.


Long Islanders speak up for autism

Thousands of Long Islanders came out to Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh on Sunday to “light it up blue” for autism awareness. Before participating in a 3-mile walk, hosted by Autism Speaks, locals raised nearly $600,000 to advance research and improve availability of new and better treatments for those who have the disorder.


Falling into fun at the Harvest Fair

Locals said that they had plenty of fall fun at the Seaford Historical Society’s 10th annual Harvest Fair on Sunday.

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G.C. Tech honors 9/11 victims

Students at the Levittown School District’s Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center recently completed a two-year project to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.


Seaford welcomes two new businesses

The Seaford Chamber of Commerce and locally elected leaders welcomed two new businesses to the community — What a Girl Wants, a women’s clothing and accessory boutique, and the Selvin Law Firm — last week.

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Burke now calling Harbor home

Whether they were enrolled at Mandalay Elementary or one of two local middle schools, Thomas Burke’s students have always looked up to him — literally. Standing at 6 feet tall, Seaford Harbor Elementary’s new principal had to crouch down to speak with youngsters face to face at several back-to-school events in August and September.

Richner Communications acquires Gold Coast Gazette

Richner Communications, Long Island’s largest publisher of community media, has acquired the assets of the Gold Coast Gazette, a weekly community newspaper covering the legendary Gold Coast communities on the North Shore of Long Island. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.


Honoring loved ones at Jones Beach

Hundreds made their way to Jones Beach State Park on Saturday to remember loved ones, connect with others interested in a charitable cause and help educate others on the diverse needs of the brain tumor community at the third annual Long Island Brain Tumor Walk.