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Seaford High School English teacher Tania Cintorino recently spoke with students in her Advanced Placement Research class during a peer editing session. Using their laptops, the juniors reviewed sections of each other’s ongoing research projects to offer constructive feedback. Documents were shared through Microsoft Teams and OneDrive. Some of the research topics students are working on this year include deforestation on Long Island, LGBTQ beauty standards, social media and politics and self-driving cars. more
For years, the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency’s more than 90 volunteers drove veterans to facilities like the Veterans Affairs hospital in Northport to receive specialized care, because services for veterans are limited in Nassau County. But agency officials hope that President Biden’s proposed $2.7 trillion American Jobs Plan will allow veterans to access expanded services in their own county. more
Jim Mendonis, the East Meadow School District’s director of social studies and 21st century learning, and Frank Lukasik, the director of literacy and funded programs, stood before the Board of Education on April 7 to stress the importance of having more books with diverse characters and storylines available in classrooms and school libraries. more
The Mary Brennan INN, at 100 Madison Ave. in Hempstead, will host a no-contact food drive on Saturday, Apri 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Donors will place donations on a table, with masked … more
As a result of the pandemic, colleges everywhere have had no choice but to make social and academic changes to their school settings. Students, faculty and staff have adapted to our new … more
The Herald Community Newspapers took home 26 honors in the annual New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, which attracted more than 2,400 of entries from 151 newspapers across … more
It has been a difficult year, said Dr. Patrick Pizzo, the superintendent of business and finance for the East Meadow School District on Jan. 13, as the district drafted its 2021-2022 budget. The … more
Island Harvest Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization on Long Island, purchased an industrial property in Melville in March for $8.1 million. The 43,560-square-foot building, on three acres of property, is twice the size of its former headquarters in Hauppauge. more
Cynthia Manuel, wearing a Release Aging People in Prison T-shirt, stood outside the Nassau County Correctional Center in East Meadow, where a member of her family is currently being held. A coronavirus policy is preventing her from going inside to visit her relative. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on March 19 that the maximum capacity for indoor dining could increase to 75 percent in Nassau County and 50 percent in Manhattan. The announcement was good news for the restaurant owners and managers across East Meadow because they will no longer have to turn away as many potential diners because of capacity guidelines. more
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