TOH: Children will receive nutritious meals in backpacks

The Town of Hempstead’s Backpack Collection Drive will allow “food insecure” children within the town to carry home in style, nutritious meals that are donated to them each week by Island Harvest.

The "Teddy" award goes to an Iavarone brother

Joe Iavarone of Iavarone Brothers Quality Foods in Wantagh is the recipient of the 22nd Annual “Teddy” Roosevelt Achievement Award.

Oh Rats! Rats in Seaford backyards?

State Senator John Brooks and Town of Hempstead highway workers believe they know where the rats that have recently ended up in the yards of Seaford residents are coming from. And, the town has had an exterminator “treat” the area.

Jewish new year celebrated in Wantagh

As Rosh Hashana approaches, Jewish synagogues and temples, such as Congregation Beth Tikvah in Wantagh, prepare to reflect upon life’s lessons learned this past year.

A scientific summer for Seaford senior

Seaford High School senior Lauren King moved one step closer to achieving her dream of becoming a scientist by participating in Brookhaven National Laboratory’s High School Research Program this summer, according to a release put out by the school district.

9/11 Ceremonies

-Wantagh American Legion Post Patriot Day Wantagh American Legion Post 1273, 3484 Park Avenue - Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10:00 a.m. The Patriot Day ceremony will be in remembrance of those who lost their lives during Sept. 11, 2001. For more information contact John Sottnik at sottnik@verizon.net or (917) 681-4050. -Town of Hempstead Town of Hempstead’s 9/11 Memorial Service Point Lookout, Lido Boulevard – Tuesday, Sept 11 at 7:30 a.m. The Town of Hempstead will be holding its Sept 11 Memorial Service, which is open to the public. For more information, email events@tohmail.org or (526) 414-6564. -Seaford High School Seaford High School 9/11 Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony 1575 Seamans Neck Road – Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m. The Seaford Community will honor five Seaford High School Alumni who lost their lies during the Sept 11 terrorist attacks — rain or shine. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact lSchachner@seaford911.org or visit www.seaford911.org.

Randi Kreiss

Nipping sexism in the bud, all over again

Does the latest sexist outrage mean we have to start burning our bras again?

Alfonse D'Amato

Strangers to the truth?

We’re hearing a lot lately from a couple of former FBI officials who both claim to have held the highest moral ground in their respective public careers. Neither one of them measures up . . .