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Muslims across Nassau County are joining together to observe Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam, which began mid-June. And while the major rituals of Ramadan involve fasting from sunrise to sunset — as a means of inner reflection and self-control — and donating to charity, local Islamic leaders said they are also using the time to promote interfaith awareness and unity in light of hate crimes that have taken place across the world in recent months. more
It is hard to dislike fireworks. Yes, I have tried. The environmentalist in me should not like smoke and haze filling the sky. The pacifist in me should not like the bombast of exploding shells. more
The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh will host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. more
With a herd of Nigerian dwarf goats eating their way through a field of mugwort weeds in the background, Town of Hempstead officials welcomed National Parks of New York Harbor Commissioner Joshua Laird to the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick last Thursday. Laird and a contingent of federal and New York City officials came to the 52-acre preserve to understand better how to convert a decommissioned landfill into a wildlife refuge. more
The threat of an impending storm on Saturday night has forced Nassau County and Town officials to postpone their Fourth of July fireworks shows. more
H. Frank Carey High School students recently enjoyed a visit from their French pen pals from Lycée Jean Caillaud, located in Ruelle-sur-Touvre, France. The visit was organized by French … more
The administration at H. Frank Carey High School recently honored seventh- and eighth-grade students for their hard work and dedication during an assembly, which was attended by their families and … more
Joseph E. Camolli, left, manager of Krauss Funeral Home, presented Rev. Msgr. Richard Figliozzi, pastor of St. Catherine of Sienna R.C. Church, with a donation on behalf of Krauss Funeral Home to aid … more
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Franklin Square Elementary School District was called to order on June 10. At the regular meeting, the Board awarded tenure to 4 teachers, … more
On May 29, members of Sewanhaka High School’s Green Club continued its tradition of landscaping the school’s Reflection Triangle, which is dedicated to the victims of alcohol- and … more
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