Baker’s at-home business takes the cake

Longtime Wantagh resident Melissa Ehl is self-made. Ehl, 24, is the founder of Mixed by Mel, a baking business that produces and delivers custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies. All sweet treats are …

Wantagh Kiwanis welcomes new president

The Kiwanis Club of Wantagh welcomed new leadership at its 67th installation luncheon on Nov. 6 at The Irish Poet in Wantagh. Mark Engelman, 30, was appointed president of the Wantagh Kiwanis at …


Pat Shea is the Wantagh Herald's 2021 Person of the Year

Deirdre Trumpy, 39, describes her mother, Pat Shea, as passionate, compassionate and strong. Given Shea’s years of hard work and dedication to the Wantagh-based organization Mommas House, which …

Student-founded animal club benefits Last Hope shelter

Christmas came early for Last Hope Animal Rescue, in Wantagh, last month thanks to students from W.T. Clarke High School. Teens in the high school’s Dog Rescue Club collected supplies for Last …

Late surge lifts Wantagh over Seaford

With the game on the line, Madison Taylor took over to propel the Wantagh girls’ basketball team to a come-from-behind conference win against neighborhood rival Seaford.


No school district should overturn mask mandate

In his first week on the job, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman addressed the coronavirus pandemic in a way that can best be described as premature, if not downright foolhardy.


The Webb telescope is up, but who was James Webb?

On Christmas Day, NASA sent into space the James Webb telescope, which, if all works out as planned, will provide us with our first look into the beginning of time.

Randi Kreiss

Choosing to read hope in the crystal ball

What if we got knocked out of our socks by a brilliant turnabout in our national life? At the moment, “Happy New Year” rings hollow.


How to teach about the Jan. 6 insurrection

National Public Radio and ABC News warn, “Teachers are on the front lines in the Jan. 6 culture war.”

Jerry Kremer

RIP Paul Jackson, renowned South Shore historian

The towns, cities and villages of Long Island have their own recorded and unrecorded histories. Their stories are told by local historians, librarians and historical societies. In many cases . . .