As thousands of police and civilians stood waiting on Fifth Ave., and more than 100 SUVs, police cars, ambulances, and motorcycles lined the street on a Friday morning in the heart of bustling midtown Manhattan, only one thing was missing. Noise.
After phony utility workers scammed Wantagh and Seaford homeowners, Hempstead Town leaders and New York American Water officials called for residents to watch out for fake water department employees and offered local folks safety tips.
Rabbi Howard Nacht, of Temple B’Nai Torah in Wantagh, said that the word, “rabbi,” means teacher. But as he learned through his own path to the leadership role, rabbis do so much more.
Michael Reed was a normal 14-year-old: He played the trumpet, enjoyed video games and participated in paintball. It wasn’t until he received blood work results that he realized he had a bad kidney. After being on dialysis for seven months, the Wantagh native was told he needed a kidney transplant—and he needed it quickly.
A young, frightened woman called Timothy Jaccard, a 66-year-old Wantagh resident, with a slew of questions on Nov. 21. She was pregnant, Jaccard explained, but had had no prenatal care. And she made it clear to him that she could not take care of the child — a baby girl who weighed roughly 4 pounds when she was born three days later, on Thanksgiving.
While patrolling the Wantagh Parkway on Jan. 5, New York State Trooper Michael Kraus spotted a column of black smoke coming from the neighborhood. The source was a home on Waterbury Drive, which Wantagh Fire Department officials said was badly damaged by a large fire.
There was a lot of love and a lot of lights at Last Hope Animal Rescue last month. The animal haven on Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh celebrated its annual “Trees of Love” lighting ceremony on Dec. 17.
Expressing his desire to bring together a diverse community and spread the mission of the Catholic Church, Bishop John Barres was introduced as the fifth bishop of the Rockville Centre Diocese at the …
The Rules Committee of the Nassau County Legislature recently approved a contract with a New York City engineering firm to review and inspect a 110-year-old, unused water pipe that runs under Sunrise Highway as a possible conduit for treated waste from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant (now called the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility) to the outfall pipe at the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant on the Wantagh-Seaford border.
Wantagh High School writers took home tons of gold this fall. Contributors to the Wantagh Warrior newspaper and the school’s literary magazine, Escapades, were honored at the annual Empire State School Press Association contest. The winners were announced at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications on Oct. 28.
The MacArthur girls’ basketball team won the second annual Kim Klein Memorial Tournament last month, which was held at the Levittown school on Dec. 8 and 10. The event honors the memory of Klein, who died in 2015 after battling breast cancer.
American Museum of Natural History Presents: Painting the Natural World Eight Tuesdays, December 6, 2016–January 24, 2017, from 7–9 pm $255 ($240 Members) (Easels provided; …