COMMUNITY NEWS

Nassau Planned Parenthood braces for possible federal defunding

Planned Parenthood of Nassau County’s staff and supporters said that they are concerned that the Republican-majority chambers of Congress will soon move to strip health centers affiliated with …

Fire rips through Harbor home

Wantagh Fire Department officials said that 2017 got off to a rough start for a Seaford Harbor homeowner awakened by smoke in her bedroom just after 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day. While an electrical fire severely damaged sections of her home, the resident only sustained minor injuries.

A new purpose for Michael Reed

Michael Reed was a normal 14-year-old: He played the trumpet, enjoyed video games and participated in paintball. It wasn’t until he received blood work results that he realized he had a bad kidney. After being on dialysis for seven months, the Wantagh native was told he needed a kidney transplant—and he needed it quickly.

A conduit to cleaner bays in Nassau County

The Rules Committee of the Nassau County Legislature recently approved a contract with a New York City engineering firm to review and inspect a 110-year-old, unused water pipe that runs under Sunrise Highway as a possible conduit for treated waste from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant (now called the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility) to the outfall pipe at the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant on the Wantagh-Seaford border.

School News

Seaford spends an hour on code

Seaford students joined millions of youngsters around the world last week by logging into Code.org to learn the basics of computer coding during the organization’s annual Hour of Code campaign.

School News

Lady Generals win Kim Klein Memorial Tournament

The MacArthur girls’ basketball team won the second annual Kim Klein Memorial Tournament last month, which was held at the Levittown school on Dec. 8 and 10. The event honors the memory of Klein, who died in 2015 after battling breast cancer.

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