A safe shuttle for Wantagh seniors

For many senior citizens in the Wantagh area, driving to the doctor or dentist can be a hassle. But with the help of Friends In Safe Hands, or FISH, getting to necessary appointments is no longer an issue.

State of the sewage

The Western Bays stretch for 10 miles, from Rockaway Inlet in the west to Jones Inlet in the east. For decades, they’ve been in decline.  By U.S. Environmental Protection Agency …


Wantagh Library welcomes feathered friends

It was an exciting two days at the Wantagh Public Library, as ten chicks slowly broke free from their eggs on April 17 and 18. The feathered friends arrived just in time for spring.

Ex-cops from Wantagh-Seaford charged in gun-license bribe plots

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced on April 25 charges against three former NYPD officers from the South Shore, among others, for their alleged roles in multiple, years-long schemes to extract bribes for expediting and approving gun licenses.


Garden Club hosts a floral affair

Members of the Wantagh-based Paumanacke Garden Club and local folks came together for a floral affair on April 27. The organization held a fundraiser at the Wantagh Knights of Columbus …

Special-needs gymnasium opens in Wantagh

Rachel Roslow’s life changed when her 19-month-old son, Ethan, was diagnosed with autism. After months of therapy, and with no place for Ethan to play and learn, Roslow and her family, who live …

Wantagh Radio Shack one of 185 to close

The Wantagh Radio Shack store will soon shut its doors, along with 184 others nationwide, representatives from the electronics retail chain announced this month. Radio Shack first filed for …

Wantagh and Seaford religious leaders unite at Temple B’Nai Torah interfaith Shabbat

Dozens of local folks shyly chimed in when the Rev. Christopher Hofer, the rector of the Church of St. Jude in Wantagh and vicar of St. Michael and All Angels in Seaford, began singing …

Questioning the Hempstead shelter

After she came home from work on April 7, Jessica De La Rosa recalled, she looked forward to a relaxing weekend with her two children. She was surprised that her 13-year-old chow mix, Oso, didn’t greet her at the door. Although he had trouble walking due to a back injury, he usually was excited to see her. After looking in the backyard and all through the house, she realized that he had slipped out.

Last Hope receives grant for kitten adoption efforts

Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Shelter was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Petco Foundation last month to help fund kitten adoptions.

Herald Newspapers 
seeking 2017 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2017 summer interns for our 15 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long Beach to …

Wantagh Explorers host fundraiser for injured adviser

Wantagh Fire Department Explorer Post 690 hosted a pasta dinner for the community on March 26. The group’s annual fundraiser had an extra purpose this year because the teens donated a portion …