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State study: Public water is best option

According to a recent study ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and conducted by the state Department of Public Service, the municipalization of New York American Water’s Long Island infrastructure is not only feasible, but also in residents’ best interests.

Pop-up vaccination site comes to the Seaford School District

About 140 employees of the Seaford School District were able to get the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccination one recent Friday at a pop-up site set up by Walgreens at the Seaford Manor School.

TBT garden gets TLC from Eagle Scout candidate

David DeRienzo, a senior at General Douglas MacArthur High School in Levittown, has a busy schedule, between working as a barista at a Starbucks in Seaford and leading his school’s Key Club as president. Adding to his list of to-do’s, the Eagle Scout candidate, a member of Troop 330, is taking on an extensive project in the garden at Temple B’nai Torah in Wantagh.

All-girls team makes flag football league debut

Five girls raced down a field at Cedar Creek Park as five more trailed them. “Watch Bella!” one shouted as another threw a football overhead and a girl with a rainbow braid jumped and caught it.

Pandemic’s second Easter brings hope

It has been a busy week for the Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church in Seaford, as it welcomes guests at services for Holy Week, between Palm Sunday and Easter.

MacArthur's Accordino makes history

After helping lead MacArthur to the Nassau Class A girls’ soccer championship as a junior in the fall of 2019, Alyssa Accordino enjoyed another special …

Seaford Fire Department sells entire supply at Easter Plant Sale

The Seaford Fire Department’s Hook, Ladder and Engine Company No. 1 Easter Plant Sale was supposed to run from April 3 and 4, but because of the “tremendous generosity and support” …

Editorial

Support the Mother Nature Bond Act

At the turn of the 20th century, environmental protection meant preserving wilderness so future generations might know nature as the great environmentalists Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir knew it — bountiful and largely pristine. Some 120 years later . . .

Op-Ed

Racial inequities and the Biden infrastructure plan

President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan is remarkable for its ambition and breadth and for taking significant steps to address historic racial inequities. The president deserves great credit . . .

Op-Ed

Nassau’s budget surplus isn’t good news

Nassau County recently announced that it finished 2020 with a surplus of $75 million (subject to some adjustment, but it’s a reasonable number to work with). Sounds like good news, right? Not so fast.

Randi Kreiss

The pandemic of 1918 was pushed off the front pages

My husband’s father was 14 and living in New York during the pandemic of 1918, sometimes known as the Spanish flu. He must have had memories of the time; surely he knew people who died in Brooklyn, where he lived.