Miss Wantagh 60th Anniversary

A fond memory for past winners

Although Kelley Garland, 22, and Brenda Sand, 52, lead very different lives, they have one thing in common. Both were crowned Miss Wantagh.


Two killed in Wantagh Parkway crash

Two people were killed in an accident on the Wantagh Parkway in East Meadow on June 14 that involved multiple vehicles.

Scouting News

Wantagh twins give back to the schools

Brendan and Kieran McKenna have been quite busy lately. The 13-year-old twins from Wantagh finished up their community service projects, in the hopes of becoming Eagle Scouts in the coming months.

Long Beach honors lives lost in Orlando shooting

Nearly four days after a gunman killed 49 people and injured more than 50 at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., residents of Long Beach and neighboring towns gathered at Kennedy Plaza Wednesday night to honor the lives lost in the deadliest mass shooting in America’s history.


New home gives veteran a new start

Matias Ferreira, a Marine Corps veteran who has recovered from severe injuries he suffered while deployed in Afghanistan, is receiving a new house from the non-profit organization Homes for Our Troops.

School News

Levittown superintendent signs five-year extension

Dr. Tonie McDonald, the superintendent of the Levittown School District for the past two years, has signed a new contract that will keep her at the helm through 2021.

Community News

How to beat breast cancer

For Miss Wantagh Ambassador Emma Carey, breast cancer is an evil that has affected many loved ones in her life. For her community outreach mission, she decided to put together a seminar on the importance of early breast cancer detection. On May 18, Carey spoke to more than 30 people at Wantagh High School about the risks of the disease and how to perform a self-breast exam.


Wantagh resident going the extra mile

“Never Stop Pedaling” is what 62-year-old Phil Kingsbury would title a book about his life — if he weren’t diligently preparing to ride for a world record and a cause.

School News

Salk named a school of character

Kindness is a way of life at Jonas Salk Middle School. That’s why the school was recently recognized as a National School of Character, one of 68 chosen in the entire country by Character.org.


Long-time fans gather at concert pre-party

If you asked concertgoers what brought them to Jones Beach Theater on June 4, the answer was simple: Backstreet Boys.


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Upcoming Events

Sign up for the Purple Ribbon Run

Registration is now under way for the Purple Ribbon Run, which will be held on Saturday, July 23 in Wantagh. There will be a half-mile fun run for children at 8 a.m., and the 5K run and walk starts at 8:30 a.m. The race finish and end is at the Forest Lake Elementary School.