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Every day, 2,500 teens across the country, ages 12 to 17, get high off prescription drugs, and 70 percent of them obtain their narcotics from family members or friends –– most often by swiping them from bathroom medicine cabinets, according to Wendy Tepfer, executive director of the Bellmore-Merrick Community Parent Center. more
Local towns and villages will be commemorating the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks with memorial ceremonies and rememberances. They include: East Rockaway: Sept. 11, 7 p.m. on the grounds of Memorial Park, adjacent to … more
A $2.5 million building materials lab could be built near the Cedar Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant in Seaford to test nontoxic materials used in Nassau County road projects. Cedar Creek is one of two possible sites. Cantiague Park in Hicksville is also under consideration. more
Thirteen years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center that claimed nearly 3,000 lives, Nassau County held a candlelight remembrance ceremony to honor those who died that day. more
The public can now know what school districts have known for the past year: how teachers are doing. New York state recently released teacher evaluation results for the 2012-13 school year, and the numbers showed that a vast majority of educators in Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown are doing a good job. more
Children went back to school last week, but at Mandalay Elementary in Wantagh, kids were a familiar sight there all summer. more
For the third straight year, Seaford High School has been named a Reward School by the New York State Department of Education. The announcement was made by Superintendent Brian Conboy at the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 4. more
“It was the greatest feeling ever to know that America recognized what I did,” said Jesse Kinch, recalling the experience of competing in “Rising Star,” the ABC singing competition that concluded last month with the 20-year-old Kinch as its first winner. more
Residents of northern Seaford will soon be ensured safe drinking water, even as a toxic underground plume from the former Grumman property in Bethpage moves south. Those residents could be saddled with extra costs for that clean water, however, if the Navy doesn’t come through with a $5 million payment owed to the South Farmingdale Water District. more
The doors opened at Seaford’s four schools on Sept. 3, and 2,338 students walked through, as the 2014-15 school year began with high hopes. more
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