Wantagh school budget passes

The Wantagh School District's $91.7 million budget for the 2024-25 academic year was approved on Tuesday. 1,390 voters said yes to the budget, which includes a 2.72% tax levy increase.

Wantagh's Faith Stallone receives prestigious Girl Scout award

Wantagh High School sophomore Faith Stallone educated the community about local food insecurities, which earned her the Girl Scout’s prestigious Gold Award.

Seaford School District focuses on budget plan

Seaford school district superintendents zeroed in on capital projects at a discussion of next week’s budget vote at a hearing on May 9.

'Annie' performance dazzles at Temple B'nai Torah

Temple B’nai Torah's Mainstage Players brought the classic musical "Annie" to life in Wantagh on May 11.

Wantagh schools earn national music distinction

For the first time, Wantagh School District was honored in the NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education program.


Wishing for some of that World War II-era wisdom

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a forum on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, hosted by Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, which is directed by former U.S. Rep. Steve Israel.


Recapturing times gone by in politics

Everyone agrees that there is a massive lack of bipartisanship in today’s political arena. Washington, D.C., is the poster child for warfare between Democrats and Republicans. Which is why my recent trip to Albany was a throwback to times gone by. I refer specifically to an event known as the Pilots Dinner.


Our public schools deserve better

After months of contentious budget negotiations, the State Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul recently agreed to a historic $237 billion state spending plan.