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Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the Democratically-controlled state Assembly was arrested on several federal corruption charges on Jan. 22,according to the FBI. more
Wantagh High School will play host to the Science Olympiad regional competition for the first time on Jan. 31, which will feature 43 teams from 22 schools in eastern Nassau County. more
Dave Denenberg, a longtime Nassau County legislator from Merrick accused by his former law firm of over-billing a corporate client for millions of dollars, pleaded guilty to eight counts of mail fraud Wednesday morning in Central Islip federal court. more
The Hempstead town board appointed Bruce Blakeman and Erin King Sweeney to fill vacancies in the 3rd and 5th Councilmatic Districts on Jan. 13, despite objections by Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and residents of the 5th District. more
Winter is not thought of as baseball season, but in Wantagh, it’s the perfect time for children to hone their skills for the spring. more
MacArthur High School may date to 1960, but the skills students are learning there are truly 21st Century. That was evident last week at the fourth annual business showcase night. more
John Garvey, a longtime resident of Wantagh best known for his service as a Boy Scout leader, died on Jan. 5. He was 80. more
Erin King Sweeney, of Wantagh, is the Town of Hempstead’s new councilwoman in the 5th District, replacing the retired Angie Cullin. She was appointed to the position last week, and now represents Wantagh and Seaford, among other communities, on the town board in local matters, especially quality-of-life issues that impact residents in a personal way. more
Homeowners and renters across New York are used to hearing about rising taxes, especially on Long Island. That wasn’t the case last week, though, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to provide property tax relief for people who make up to $250,000. more
One of Long Island’s largest nonprofit substance-abuse treatment agencies received three grants this winter that officials said will help them teach young people about the dire consequences of … more
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