Community

She's fighting for special-needs kids

Pop.Earth, a nonprofit holistic and wellness organization that serves autistic and developmentally disabled adults and children, has set its sights on East Meadow’s Eisenhower Park to establish a state-of-the-art $10 million center.

Schools

Creative Arts Program of East Meadow flourishes

Although the 2017-18 academic year is not yet here, the East Meadow Union Free School District continues to provide students with a variety of opportunities to explore their interests through its summer recreation program.

Novelist reimagines life in famed N.Y. women's hotel

When New York City-based author Fiona Davis visited a renovated condominium in the famed Barbizon 63 building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in 2005 during an apartment search, she uncovered a history not explored since Sylvia Plath did so in her 1963 semi-autobiographical novel “The Bell Jar,” which details the life of a young woman who lives at the Barbizon in the 1950s while interning for “Mademoiselle” magazine.

Just north of RVC, gangs clash

“If anyone said to me, ‘What are the chances your kid will be involved in a drive-by shooting?’ I’d laugh at them,” said Rockville Centre resident Kathy Paesano, the mother of a 9-year-old girl who was in a car struck by a stray bullet in Hempstead seven weeks ago.

Community

Making it to the big screen

When East Meadow student filmmaker Max Hechtman received news that his film “I Am Here” would screen at the Long Island International Film Expo in Bellmore this year, he was at a loss for words.

    'I don't feel like a newcomer'

    In Dr. Kenneth Card Jr.’s office in the Leon J. Campo Administrative Center in Salisbury, there was a neat row of boxes stuffed to the brim with papers. The new East Meadow School District superintendent’s desk was already covered by folders and paperwork, and a family portrait sat next to his name plate.

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