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Raymond Cody, a 75-year-old Wantagh resident, was a 20-year-old seaman on the USS Noa on Feb. 20, 1962 when astronaut John Glenn returned to Earth after orbiting the planet three times during the height of the Space Race with the Soviet Union. Although his team was assigned to the recovery flotilla, Cody never expected to see the capsule come down from the sky and splash into the Atlantic Ocean, cheer as Glenn climbed out onto the deck of the destroyer and bear witness to a significant moment in American history. more
The Press Club of Long Island will host a panel discussion, “Why a Community Newspaper Is a Great Place to Start — and Make — a Career in Journalism,” on Wednesday, March 15, … more
Local folks said that they had fun bowling for a cause at on Feb. 4. Families flocked to Levittown Lanes for a charity bowl-a-thon benefitting Last Hope Animal Rescue. more
The U.S. Army Transport ship Dorchester was attacked by a German U-boat along a strip of the Atlantic Ocean commonly referred to as “Torpedo Junction” on the morning of Feb. 3, 1943. As the American transport ship sank, four chaplains with different ideological and spiritual beliefs sang hymns, and provided hope and life jackets offering their own to others in need to the crew and passengers of the doomed vessel. more
Jonas Salk Middle School Principal John Zampaglione recalled that when the district launched the RISE character education program in 2006, administrators suggested that teachers incorporate the concepts of respect, integrity, safety and staying healthy, and empathy into their lessons. More than a decade later, he said, those words are used daily in classrooms throughout the Levittown school, and plastered on bulletin boards around the building. more
After receiving claims of neglect, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos said he is auditing the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter in Wantagh. more
It is a massive, towering brick structure, set in the heart of downtown Rockville Centre. St. Agnes Cathedral — Long Island’s only Roman Catholic Cathedral — was constructed in … more
In October 2014, Maureen Mele asked the Seaford Board of Education why the district did not have a bowling team. Her children — Mike, 16, Marissa, 13, and Matthew, 9 — had bowled in the … more
James McDermott, a 53-year-old North Wantagh resident, said that his five siblings weren’t surprised when he became a police officer 33 years ago. After all, they had watched him patrol the halls of MacArthur High School, making sure his classmates weren’t bullied. more
Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2017 summer interns for our 15 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long Beach to … more
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