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Jones Beach, a spit of sand with 6.5 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, had no barrier island to protect it against Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. It was the barrier island, and so it took the brunt of the tempest that terrible day, leaving the famed state park in ruins. more
We had never seen a tempest the likes of Hurricane Sandy before, one so mammoth, so fierce, that it wiped out whole shoreline communities while leaving much of the rest of the Northeast in tatters, and in the dark. Sandy, which struck on Oct. 29, 2012, was nature in its most raw and unforgiving form. It was the nightmare before Halloween. more
North Shore-LIJ Health System officials said on Oct. 23 that they intend to develop a multi-million dollar biological containment unit at one of its 16 hospitals, designed to c more
For a quarter-century, Bill Bogatz has been the voice of Wantagh football. He’s not on the air, but his voice has filled the air at home games since 1990. more
There are some who chalk up teasing to teens being teens. Others, call it bullying, and say it has no place in schools. more
Yves Laurore, a 60-year-old Freeporter and president of YLR Home Improvement, was forewarned by family and friends before becoming a foster parent. Their collective advice was the same: “Kids in the foster care system can’t be trusted. Sooner or later they’ll turn against you.” Laurore, however, was determined to open his home to Long Island children in the foster care system. more
For the second time in a week, the BP gas station at 1442 Wantagh Ave. was robbed. The latest incident occurred on Oct. 24 at 6:15 p.m. more
More than 800 residents of Wantagh and surrounding communities got some exercise by taking part in the third annual Freaky 5K hosted by the John Theissen Children’s Foundation on Oct. 19. more
Duffy, Goose, Gunner and Hampton all stepped up to the starting line. Hampton had just won a race against last year’s winner, Genie. He couldn’t believe he made it this far. And as they got ready, and heard the call for every participant to get set, Hampton went, and Hampton won. more
On a busy day in Wantagh, many families found some time to visit the firehouse last Saturday to learn fire safety skills, see some demonstrations and check out the shiny red trucks. more
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