Neighbors

Bailey Bowl brings MacArthur community together

For nine consecutive years, MacArthur High School alumni have gathered at the Levittown building to compete in a flag football tournament in memory of Rick Bailey, a former tight end for the Generals.

Wantagh-Seaford seniors win shuffleboard championship

Members of the shuffleboard team from the Wantagh Senior Center had plenty to celebrate on Nov. 17. The group of local seniors defeated their peers from East Meadow to take home the championship for the seventh year in a row.

School News

Superintendent search is under way

Brian Conboy, superintendent of Seaford Public Schools, announced that he would retire next summer. The Board of Education is now tasked with finding a new leader for the district — and the trustees asking for the public’s input.

Politics

Wantagh, Seaford react to Trump victory

While some Wantagh and Seaford residents said that they were happy to see Donald Trump elected president of the United States last week, they also expressed concern about the increasing political divide nationwide.

Wantagh cabaret application denied

To the relief of many Wantagh-Seaford residents — and the frustration of Billy Dean, a local club owner — the Hempstead Town Board of Zoning Appeals denied an application to open a cabaret in the community on Nov. 2.

School News

Tooher is Seaford High teacher of the year

On behalf of the entire Seaford High School faculty and staff, Principal Scott Bersin recently congratulated Eileen Tooher —the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year.

School News

Salk builds a community of readers

The Levittown School District’s “community of readers” formally gathered to discuss and analyze a novel that every middle school student was required to read: “Counting by 7s,” a novel by Holly Goldberg Sloan that is about being an outsider, coping with loss and discovering the true meaning of family.

Business

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.

Neighbors

Seaford seniors flock to harvest social

Seaford residents met their neighbors and got reacquainted with old friends at the second annual Senior Citizen Harvest Social on Oct. 28.

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.

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Editorial

Support small businesses by shopping locally

Once upon a time, holiday shopping was an experience. Folks carved out entire Saturdays or Sundays and headed to their local downtowns to browse through the retail shops. The experience was fun and quaint. You had lunch at the local diner. Then along came the malls.