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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” …

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 …

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 …

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.