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The Rev. John Barres, bishop of Allentown, Pa., has been appointed the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s new bishop, according to a notice posted on the diocese’s website this morning. Pope Francis made the appointment. more
Wantagh and Seaford residents will head to the polls on Dec. 13 to vote in fire commissioner elections. more
Hundreds of Seaford residents walked under a neon sign that read “Welcome to the North Pole” last Saturday night, ready to watch the Fire Department’s annual holiday lighting ceremony. more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino met with representatives of the League of Women Voters of Nassau County and addressed their questions and concerns about diverse issues during a Dec. 1 … more
Nonprofit social-service agencies like the Five Towns Community Center were facing steep funding cuts by Nassau County as late as Monday night. more
Although fake news is a big issue for today’s media, particularly in the aftermath of the presidential campaign, it has been a problem in the journalism world for more than 100 years. “There are records of fake news going back as far as Lincoln that were used to [try to] derail his election,” said Dr. Cliff Jernigan, an associate professor and chairman of Hofstra University’s Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations. more
Exactly local 965 runners hit the streets of Seaford last Saturday for the annual Hot Chocolate Run, which started and ended at the high school. The Seaford Wellness Council — an organization that supports dozens of community projects — sponsors the holiday event. more
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. more
To celebrate its 40-year anniversary, and to help fellow women look their best selves in the workplace, the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women hosted a highly successful “40 and … more
By the time Mahalia Desruisseaux was 6 or 7 years old, she had already decided that she would be a doctor. The now 46-year-old recalls her frequent trips to the Haitian orphanage run by her father, where her mother was a teacher. She saw firsthand her parents’ desire to help those who are less fortunate, which they passed on to their daughter. more
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