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Wantagh FD runs in remembrance of a fellow firefighter

Several of our members took to the streets of Wantagh on Tuesday evening, March 30, to run a mile-long tribute to honor the memory of Spring Valley Firefighter Jared Lloyd, who died in the line of …

Easter bunny visits Levittown child

The Easter bunny stopped by 7-year old Raylee Dean’s house in Levittown last weekend to have a tea party with her, her parents Melany and Ray and their dog Kobe. The Town of Hempstead arranged …

Easter Bunny stops by Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps

The first weekend of April was obviously a busy one for the Easter Bunny, but Peter Cottontail made some time to hop by the Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Local children on Saturday …

Arizona Lindsey opens up about her mental health on “The Process”

Arizona Lindsey opens her song The Sinking Ship with an acoustic guitar and mezzo-soprano vocals that narrate an honest confessional about fighting suicidal ideation. “Remember these …

District asks residents to override tax cap in budget

The Wantagh community is currently at a crossroad. The current version of the 2021-2022 Wantagh School District budget presented to the public is valued at about $83.5 million, a 2.82 percent change from last year’s budget. And the estimated tax levy to support this budget is approximately $64.1 million, representing a 4.80 percent change from the current tax levy.

Pothole season is here again

The signs of the end of winter and the beginning of spring are unmistakable: warmer weather, later sunsets, birds chirping and, of course, potholes. As he walked his dog on March 10, Wantagh resident Billy Rahner noticed a pile of asphalt beside the sidewalk, along with shallow cracks and holes, at the corner of Northview and Centerview Avenue.

Wantagh secondary students returning full time

As vaccinations are administered and new cases of Covid-19 are beginning to fall, middle and high school students in the Wantagh Union Free School District will gain some semblance of normalcy – a full, in-person schedule.


High-speed rail for L.I. deserves public support

With the Biden administration pushing a $2 trillion national infrastructure plan, what once seemed like a fantasy — high-speed rail for the Northeast — is slowly, steadily becoming a distinct possibility . . .


Should municipalities opt out on marijuana?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, once an ardent detractor of any measure to legalize recreational marijuana, last week signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act . . .

Randi Kreiss

Oldies but goodies have the right stuff

I married an older man, and this week he’s turning 75. When we met, I was 14 and he was 15.


New York has legalized marijuana. What now?

Now that state lawmakers in Albany have legalized recreational marijuana, it’s time to ensure that public safety, public health and quality-of-life concerns are addressed as part of the rollout process.

Jerry Kremer

Some of us are killing our friends without bullets

We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .