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Seaford Schools Superintendent Dr. Adele Pecora may be from Massapequa, but she projects Seaford Pride. A thoroughgoing professional with nearly 30 years of experience, she has only the highest praise for the district and the community and communicates a determination to do well by both. more
Tiled floors, locker-lined walls, glass cases full of achievements and memories, and doors that give way to waiting classrooms. The students of the Seaford School District have not seen these sights … more
Dr. Charles Leone thought he had retired. He had a long, successful career as a classroom teacher and administrator, and while he knew he wanted to continue working in education, he never imagined a … more
For one-third of the past 1,000 years, 66 percent of the Jewish population spoke Yiddish, yet the “mama lushen” — the mother tongue of Jews — appeared consigned to the dust bin of history, … more
The jewel-encrusted Viking helmet has been stolen, and the Seaford High School marching band has a plan to recover it. The narrative will play out in real time during halftime of each home football … more
Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin called on County Comptroller Jack Schnirman to resign on Tuesday amid an investigation into a “payout scandal” in Long Beach that Clavin … more
In a rare show of unity, the Hempstead Town Board last week unanimously approved a Community Choice Aggregation agreement that, once implemented, could cut natural gas rates by as much as 5 to 8 … more
Spend an hour with Prof. Maureen Tsorkis, chairman of the Dental Hygiene department at Farmingdale State College, and it’s easy to understand why she was one of this year’s winners of the … more
Editor’s note: Devin Johnson, one of 10 participants in Hofstra University’s Summer High School Journalism Institute, is a rising junior at Elmont Memorial High School. The following … more
Scant weeks after the launch of the Nassau County libraries’ summer-long reading challenge, Ava Scopinich, 6, of Seaford, became one of the first to claim the top prize of an astronaut’s … more
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