Longtime East Meadow residents Thomas McKevitt and Eileen Napolitano recently faced questions from local high schoolers about how they would tackle the opioid epidemic. McKevitt, a state assemblyman, and Napolitano are both vying for the Nassau County Legislature seat now held by Norma Gonsalves.
Part 4 in a Hispanic Heritage Month mini-series. Students in gray-and-black suits, carrying briefcases and backpacks, filled Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunoff Theater at the Monroe Lecture Center on Monday, eagerly awaiting U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s arrival.
A short time ago, in a library nearby, dozens of children gripped blue and red light sabers in preparation for battle. They swarmed the East Meadow Public Library on Oct. 14 as part of the library’s annual Star Wars Reads Day.
Fourth-graders at Parkway Elementary School traveled back more than 2,000 years with the help of Journeys into American Indian Territory to learn about the civilization of American Indians.
Brittany Dougher wasn’t sure how her first season as the Clarke’s field hockey coach would turn out after she took over for Leslie Murray following a 5-10 season in 2016. Nor was she certain how the girls would respond to a new philosophy that she brought with her from Cold Spring Harbor.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Part 3 in a Hispanic Heritage Month mini-series. When William Miranda II could not communicate with his relatives in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria tore across the island — leaving 3.4 million people without electricity or running water — he sprang into action.
East Meadow High School’s longtime American Sign Language teacher, Robin Portnoy, was one of just four educators from New York state to receive a $2,000 Unsung Heroes grant recently from Voya Financials through its Innovative Teaching Program.
Accepting the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport’s most prestigious award on Oct. 8, Jude Schanzer, Freeporter and the East Meadow Public Library’s director of public relations and programming, …
Migdalia Otero, vice president of operations at the Island Harvest Food Bank, and Rebecca Dresner, an East Meadow volunteer, flew to Bayamón, Puerto Rico, on Monday to help set up two food warehouses, two weeks after Hurricane Maria tore across the island, leaving thousands without food, shelter, drinking water or electricity.
Gerard “Jerry” Barbosa, who survived Japanese war planes attacks while stationed on the USS Raleigh as a gunner’s mate at Pearl Harbor, died on Sept. 15, at age 93, of natural causes.