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Sewanhaka scholars trust in the process

An appreciation for the process of learning and growing have defined Sewanhaka High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian, Merlyn John and Sidney Saint-Hilaire. Both students attribute their …

H. Frank Carey grads celebrate

H. Frank Carey seniors packed into the David S. Mack Center at Hofstra University on Sunday afternoon to bid farewell to their high school career and begin the next phase of their education. Carey …

Locals celebrate the Feast of St. Paolino

The Giglio Feast of San Paolino at St. Catherine of Sienna in Franklin Square over the weekend of June 24th to the 26th was a big hit, as always. Blessed with a beautiful three days, residents of …

Rep. Meeks prevails in low-turnout primary

Shortly after polls closed at 9 p.m. on June 28, it became clear that Elmont businessman Ali Mirza had failed in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks in the 5th Congressional District primary. Meeks, who has been in office since 1998, received over 80 percent of the vote, dwarfing Mirza’s 18 percent.

Elmont man charged with attempted burglary

An Elmont man was arrested on July 4 in the backyard of an Elmont home that Nassau County police said he tried to break into.

Town News

Town to make banks help with ‘zombie’ homes and businesses

The Town of Hempstead is strengthening its strategy to deal with so-called “zombie” properties in the area. Town officials announced on June 16 a new bill that would require banks to put deposits …

Carey’s top two grads credit their friendship

When Serena Viti, Carey High School’s 2016 valedictorian, met Samantha Raggio, the class’s salutatorian, in a joint elementary school program in sixth grade, the two did not get along. …

Police: Office Max manager stole $17K

A store manager at Office Max, in Elmont, was charged with falsifying deposit records to steal more than $17,000 from the store.

Crime

Police: Elmont man torches five cars

An Elmont man was arrested and charged with setting five cars ablaze and vandalizing two others around the village over the course of an hour and a half early on the morning of May 26, Nassau County …

Weather news

Cooling Centers open this week

With high temperatures and humidity impacting the region, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that cooling centers are open to the public. “The combination of heat and …

Two Elmont men arrested for attempted robbery

The Nassau County police have arrested two Elmont men for attempted robbery early Friday morning on Elmont Road and Hempstead Turnpike. According to police, Jamal Washington, 24, and Terrence …

Cops: West Hempstead man menaces volunteer of Franklin Square Fire Department

A West Hempstead man threatened a volunteer of the Franklin Square/Munson Fire Department with a gun while the victim was collecting donations on July 19 at 8:30 p.m. in West Hempstead, Nassau County …

Crime Watch

Suspect charged in knife-wielding thefts

A Hempstead man and a Valley Stream woman face federal charges after they were arrested on June 8, accused of working together to rob businesses in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties in recent months. Authorities ...

Missing Atlantic Beach paddle boarder body found

A search that began a few hours after Atlantic Beach resident Gary Turkel was reported missing after going paddle boarding last Sunday ended on Friday morning when Turkel’s body was found by a tugboat crew at 7 a.m., about 30 miles off shore.

Community News

Upgrading Jones Beach

“You haven’t been to the new Jones Beach,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference on May 26, when he announced $36 million worth of improvements to the park. The governor had just finished touring Jones Beach State Park’s newest renovations and cutting the ribbon for the brand new Taste NY Cafe.

Elmont’s top students motivate each other

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna and Lerone Clark are Elmont High School’s 2016 valedictorian and salutatorian. They have been classmates since elementary school, and now they are the top students in their …

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