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Athletic fields, moderate-risk sports facilities reopen in Bellmore-Merrick

Athletes of all ages are now taking advantage of open playing fields and some indoor sports facilities. During the first day of Express Lacrosse’s youth training clinic at Cedar Creek Park …

More than 1,000 march in Wantagh in support of police

On July 5, more than 1,000 people gathered at Wantagh High School to show their support for law enforcement officials as part of the Blue Lives Matter movement.

Seaford march observes Juneteenth, celebrates BLM

Seaford celebrated Juneteenth last Friday, as some 150 people from Nassau and Suffolk counties marched from Amityville Memorial High School to Cedar Creek …

BLM protest comes to Wantagh

“Peaceful protest."That sentiment reverberated through the streets of Wantagh and Levittown on June 20, as about 125 people marched in solidarity through the two hamlets.

‘We weren’t prepared at all,’ Brooks says of virus

As more Seaford and Wantagh businesses open under the guidelines for Phase II, one nagging question about recovery from Covid-19 remains unanswered: How safe are we, really?

Miss Wantagh crowned after virtual pageant

Wantagh’s annual July Fourth parade may have been canceled, along with a host of other seasonal events that might have risked the health of the hamlet’s residents. But Ella Stevens, the organizer of the 65th Miss Wantagh pageant, along with last year’s Miss Wantagh court and this year’s contestants, were determined that the nearly six-decade tradition of crowning the winner on Independence Day would remain unbroken.

Cycling the Wantagh Parkway trail, social distancing-style

Nassau County has fewer than 50 miles of bike trails, compared to New York City, which has 450, and Suffok County, which has 370. So Nassau residents have long had a hard time finding a place to ride …

Wantagh thespians earn prestigious award

Earlier in the school year, Wantagh High School’s theatre department put on a production of “Rent: School Edition.”

Black Lives Matter protest, Merrick, day three

For a third straight night, Black Lives Matter demonstrators convened in Merrick and Bellmore to protest the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the systemic racism that is …

South Shore hamlets find bonds with food

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Nassau County in March, many worried about their families’ health. They worried about keeping their jobs. They were told to stay inside and avoid contact with …

How to make a mask in four easy steps

Making a mask is simple, using a T-shirt and paper towel or coffee filter. Here's how, in four simple steps.

How soap destroys the coronavirus

Hand washing with soap and water remains one of the most effective defenses against the coronavirus — provided it is done correctly.

Stress-busting made simple

Nearly everyone has heard the term "mindfulness," but even during the most stressful of circumstances, most people have only a vague idea of how it might benefit them or what they might do to be mindful. Here are some easy steps.


New York can learn a lot from South Korea

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to open beaches statewide, including Jones Beach, on Friday. It is a moment we have all eagerly awaited, a symbolic gesture signaling . . .


Stay strong, Nassau

Last weekend was cold and windy, which likely prevented many people from venturing outside to potentially crowded spaces like the Jones Beach Boardwalk. For now, that’s a good thing.