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Ever since St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church moved from Freeport to Hewlett Avenue in Merrick in 1982, parishioners there have dreamed of constructing a community center where they could hold Greek language, culture and religious classes, said the Rev. Nikiforos Fakinos, St. Demetrios’s pastor. more
Save the dates because next week Wantagh High School theater students will bring their audience back in time to the small settlement of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Based on the story by American playwright Thornton Wilder, “Our Town” is set in the early 1900s and told through the characters of George Gibbs and Emily Web and how their love story comes to life. more
“I knew I always wanted to be a mom,” Maria Chiaramonte said. “I couldn’t wait to have babies and wanted a family right away.” more
Half a dozen children had fun decorating butterfly and flower cookies at the Wantagh Public Library on April 27 in celebration of the spring season. With just a pair of gloves and a baking apron, the children were able to learn about the culinary arts and even bring home a box of goodies for their family. more
Seven drug suppliers were arrested last week for their roles in allegedly distributing 10,000 individual doses of heroin per week throughout the South Shore communities of Merrick, Freeport, … more
Though the official results are not in yet, Todd Kaminsky seems to be poised to fill the vacant seat left by Dean Skelos. With 68,000 votes cast, Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) beat his opponent Chris … more
Every year, Jones Beach becomes a seaside hub for summer concerts and festivals. This year boasts performances by artists Weezer, Pitbull and Iggy Azalea, and festivals such as the BLI Summer Jam and Taste of Chaos. more
An audit of Nassau County Police Departmentovertime expenditures revealed systemic issues of under-budgeting, reliance on overly optimistic savings from management initiatives, complex precinct overtime rules and inadequate recordkeeping technology, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos’s office announced Monday. more
According to information received from the Nassau County Police Department, nearly three-quarters of a million dollars has been sliced out of the county’s budget for school crossing guards since 2010. more
With a little space to spare in each elementary school, Wantagh has taken advantage of that and created a place for students to study science, technology, engineering, art and math. more
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