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When most people walk into a library, they expect quiet spaces, a robust collection of books and plenty of computers for public use. Community members who have wandered into the Wantagh Public … more
The John Theissen Children’s Foundation Family Fun Center isn’t going anywhere.  Theissen said in May that if he did not raise $50,000 by June 30, he would be unable to renew his … more
If you have a passion for paddleboarding, you’re in luck. Last month, Skudin Surf announced its new shop at Jones Beach State Park’s Field 10, offering paddleboarding and kayaking lessons … more
Ten students — eight from Elmont Memorial High School and two from Hempstead High — recently took part in Hofstra University’s annual High School Summer Journalism Institute, led by … more
During the 800-meter race in the women’s heptathlon at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 25, SUNY Geneseo track star Shayna Held was focused.   The meet … more
In the last two years, Nassau County has seen an uptick in heroin and opioid fatal overdoses. According to the district attorney’s office, there were 146 opioid-related deaths in the county … more
When Tony Walker, 47, of Wantagh, began battling cancer in 2002, he realized he had to make changes in his life.  Walker said that he loved comedy — but was only able to perform … more
Ten years ago, Howard T. Herber Middle School teacher Marguerite Izzo found herself in the office of U.S. Sen. Carolyn McCarthy and began recounting her observations stemming from the No Child Left Behind Act. As she was talking, McCarthy yelled for an aide to grab a notebook and start writing. “I couldn’t believe someone cared,” said Izzo, adding that this was the beginning of legislation to involve teachers in writing federal education policy. “The legislation was introduced two or three times, but never got off the ground,” Izzo said. more
U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Seaford, endorsed Jack Martins, a Republican from Mineola, for Nassau County executive. King announced his endorsement at a news conference at Massapequa … more
July 8 turned out to be a perfect day to celebrate the season. Families from Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown flocked to East Village Green Park for the 20th annual Lazy Days of Summer festival. The … more
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