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Wantagh High School closed for two weeks

In September, school districts across Nassau County opened up their doors for the academic year with strictly enforced social distancing guidelines. For local districts, such as Wantagh, Seaford and …

South Shore residents and officials voice opinions on election

At press time on Monday, former Vice President Joe Biden had tallied over 75 million votes in the presidential election — more than any other candidate in history — besting President …

Seaford Avenue house fire extinguished

A second-story house fire had just begun to spread to other sections of a Seaford Avenue home in Seaford on Nov. 6 before local fire departments arrived on the scene. Seaford, Wantagh and Massapequa …

Seaford High School beefs up weight room

At a Seaford School District Board of Education Meeting earlier this calendar year, faculty presented a powerpoint on what to do with extra capital from the budget. Updating technological …

Garbarino takes strong lead against Gordon in 2nd CD

In an election night that not many will soon forget, Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino, a Suffolk County Republican, took a commanding 54.32 percent lead in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Peter King in New …

MacArthur students earn national recognition

Two students from General Douglas MacArthur High School were recently recognized on a national level for their exceptional scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test …

Dozens gather for blessing of animals

The Feast of St Francis last Sunday drew dogs and cats of almost every imaginable description, along with their human companions, to St. James Roman Catholic Church in Seaford for the traditional …

Comedians rally for laughs outside Governor’s

Roughly 50 people gathered outside Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown last Thursday afternoon to demand Gov. Andrew Cuomo reconsider his decision to keep the venue closed amid the coronavirus …

Kevin Thomas declares victory in 6th State Senate race

Kevin Thomas declared victory in the 6th State Senate race on Monday night after the results of the absentee ballot vote count put him over his Republican challenger Dennis Dunne Sr. Thomas, a …

Fundraisers falter in the face of cancellations

In most years, the beginning of school represents the starter’s pistol for a long list of events. School sports teams begin competing, high schools prepare for Homecomings and local charities …

Op-Ed

Why can’t we work together?

I was asked by a local proprietor why so many educators vote Democratic. I asked, “How do you know they do?” He blithely answered, “Well, I read it in the paper.” Our brief exchange was a friendly one, but it reminded me . . .

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.

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.

Editorial

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 . . .

Editorial

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.