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David Kopstein, a music instructor who taught in the West Hempstead and Port Washington school districts for 38 years, was arrested last week on child pornography charges according to a complaint issued by the Department of Justice. more
A group of Herald Community Newspapers editors, reporters and interns took a kayak tour on Nassau County’s wild side, at the Town of Hempstead’s Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick, on July 24. more
The Bellmore Movies once again hosted the Long Island International Film Expo, which presented a wide array of movies, from horror to comedy and mystery, by a variety of filmmakers, some local and some international. For the 18th year, the expo gave filmmakers an intimate opportunity to share their work with industry executives and movie-goers alike. more
Each night as a child, Connie Roberts stroked her white plastic rosary beads, recited her prayers and curled up in her comfortless bed at the Mount Carmel Industrial School for Girls, in Ireland’s Midlands region. She often heard screams echo through the cavernous institution. Now 52, Roberts can still hear them in her head. They were, she said, “the worst.” more
Rockville Centre will be hosting fire departments from across the area for the 2015 Nassau County Parade and Drill Tournament on Saturday, July 25. more
Last month, the West Hempstead Board of Education unanimously voted in support of a resolution to present a $46 million capital project bond referendum to the community that would renovate the district’s computer and science labs, expand the middle school gymnasium, renovate the high school auditorium and athletic fields, make necessary roofing and masonry repairs, and a host of other efforts. The district’s specific plans would be presented to the community on November 17 for a district vote. more
On Sept. 11, 2001, Robert Scott III, a 1991 graduate of Malverne High School, was riding the E train to his job in the World Trade Center, and was two blocks away from the twin towers when the first plane struck. The attack, the loss of many colleagues and a desire to help his country prompted Scott, a trader special clerk for Goldman Sachs, to leave the Wall Street life and join the Army. more
Jake Thomas and Alex Vargas, both 21, played baseball together in 2011 at Calhoun High School under legendary coach Joe Corea. In 2010, Thomas led the Colts squad that captured the Nassau County Class AA title. In 2012, Vargas played a critical role in the Colts’ victory at the Long Island Class AA championship. Major League teams recently drafted them both. more
It’s 10:30 a.m. on a Wednesday, and St. Paul’s AME Church, tucked away on Pershing Boulevard, just off Woodfield Road, is already teeming with activity. There are no services today, but there is a small army of men and women in the basement of the church, readying meals, doing paperwork and making preparations for the various ministries they serve. more
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice last week called a private meeting with leaders of Nassau County’s traditionally black churches and organizations to discuss the safety needs of their communities in a post-Charleston era. more
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