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Seaford schools hire new humanities chief

Dr. Charles Leone thought he had retired. He had a long, successful career as a classroom teacher and administrator, and while he knew he wanted to continue working in education, he never imagined a …

Pharmacist uses nature to heal

Finding comfort in a slow walk in an open field. Seeking solace in a short retreat along wooded trails. Escaping stress and anxiety in a bracing coastal breeze. Imagine sharing these experiences with …

Jones Beach turns 90!

For 90 years, everyone who has lived on Long Island for more than a few months or who has visited Jones Beach State Park has had a favorite story about it. The official anniversary of the …

Professor wins excellence award

Spend an hour with Prof. Maureen Tsorkis, chairman of the Dental Hygiene department at Farmingdale State College, and it’s easy to understand why she was one of this year’s winners of the …

Schmoozing about the Yiddish language

For one-third of the past 1,000 years, 66 percent of the Jewish population spoke Yiddish, yet the “mama lushen” — the mother tongue of Jews — appeared consigned to the dust bin of history, …

Editorial

Help students in need of school supplies

Imagine opening a new marble notebook on the first day of school and taking out your new box of crayons. Now imagine what it might be like to show up to class empty-handed and have to ask your teacher, or a classmate, to borrow a sheet of paper and pencil.

Op-Ed

1969: watershed in a decade of change

By now, nearly every publication has written about the iconic moments in the summer of 1969 when humankind seemed to take a collective breath and move forward . . .