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You might not know it, but two best friends who grew up in “The Gateway to Jones Beach” have used their upbringings in Wantagh to influence many sci-fi movies that they have written that have been on networks such as Lifetime, ABC Family and SYFY. They take pride in writing movies that combine humor with positive life lessons. more
Homelessness is a problem at train stations across Nassau County’s South Shore. Patrick Gerakaris, the manager of the county’s section of the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, wanted to do something about it. more
On the eve of Veterans Day, a bill was introduced in the County Legislature that would direct more county contracts to veterans and active-duty service members who own local businesses. more
On the eve of Veteran’s Day, Nassau County Community College officially opened the doors of the Veterans Resource Facility, its newest asset for members of the United States’ Armed Forces … more
“There are different types of volunteers,” said Brain Levy of Temple B’nai Torah in Wantagh. “There are the type that bring up ideas and say we should do something, but never go about doing it. Then there are people that actually go out and volunteer. Harvey and Rita Drucker are those type of people.” more
Maybe it was the “lucky” watch that kept Wantagh resident Michael Padula alive in Vietnam. Padula — a member of the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, served in Vietnam from 1966-69. The watch had been passed down from one family member to another. more
Diana Fogarty has two pleasures in life — books and art. For her day job, she works at the Wantagh Library, and at home, she spends time painting in her studio. Recently, her two worlds came together. more
A company’s plans to build “Port Ambrose,” a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Atlantic Ocean 19 miles southeast of Jones Beach, have stalled for months in a federal review process, but that is likely to change next month. A U.S. Coast Guard official estimated that the government will release a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Port Ambrose in December. more
Herald Community Newspapers had a strong showing in the Local Media Association’s 2014 advertising and promotions contest. The Herald picked up four awards from among hundreds … more
Wantagh native Andrew DeGregorio has had a long battle with cancer. The former star football player and wrestler for the Wantagh High School Warriors is in need of financial assistance, so his friends are pitching in to help. more
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