Seniors from MacArthur High School — 329 of them — were draped in regal blue and walked across the Hofstra University stage on June 18 to receive their high school diplomas. Crowds of parents, siblings, teachers, administrators and staff filled the arena while they watched in support.
Wantagh’s Jimmy Joyce was eyeing a hitter’s pitch when he stepped to the plate in extra innings of last Saturday’s New York State Class A baseball title game, with two outs and a tie score with Buffalo-area power Williamsville East.
In a week, Lauren Bednor and Sophia Liu will stand up in front of their 270 fellow classmates and deliver a few words that they hope will resonate with them for the rest of their lives.
An 8-year-old dog is loving life with his new owner. Although Duffy, an American bulldog, is battling cancer, no one would know it from his friendly and playful demeanor.
Gregory Matousek and Ashley Kim were together in physics class earlier this year when they were called to the principal’s office. They weren’t in trouble, though: MacArthur High School Principal Joseph Sheehan told them they were the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class of 2016.
Miss Wantagh 60th Anniversary
Although Kelley Garland, 22, and Brenda Sand, 52, lead very different lives, they have one thing in common. Both were crowned Miss Wantagh.
Two people were killed in an accident on the Wantagh Parkway in East Meadow on June 14 that involved multiple vehicles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
If you asked concertgoers what brought them to Jones Beach Theater on June 4, the answer was simple: Backstreet Boys.
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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.