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About once a month for almost 14 years, John Barragan witnessed drivers stop on railroad tracks across Long Island when he was working as a crossing inspector for the Long Island Rail Road. Often, he said, the drivers were distracted — either texting, doing their makeup, or eating — and missed the flashing lights warning of an oncoming train. more
One month after North High School students spoke before the Central High School District Board of Education, decrying the condition of the school’s facilities, North parents, teachers and students again filled the cafeteria at Memorial Junior High School on April 9 to demand answers from district administrators. more
Hundreds of children ran through the playground at the Arthur J. Hendrickson Park on April 13 to find gold and silver eggs and win prizes at the Village of Valley Stream’s annual Easter egg hunt. … more
Circle games Children in kindergarten through second-grade can play musical chairs and freeze dance at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library on April 22 at 11 a.m. Registration is required, with … more
Scouts in Troop 116 walked past their friends and family at the Holy Name of Mary School gym to receive the merit badges they have been working towards, and advance in rank at the troop’s Court of Honor ceremony on April 15. more
As the Long Island Power Authority continues to seek a reduction in its property-tax payments on four National Grid-operated power plants — including the E.F. Barrett Generation Station — Island Park residents met with a Northport-based coalition on April 11 to protest the efforts, which would significantly raise taxes in the communities. more
Joe Lores’s long road to the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Hall of Fame began in seventh grade. The now 61-year-old ran with a rough crowd back then, prompting his father to take his 12-year-old son, already 6 feet tall, to the St. Raymond’s School gym in East Rockaway to join the basketball team. more
Volunteers for South Nassau Communities Hospital came together for the 63rd annual Volunteer Luncheon on April 10. more
Temple Avodah congregants in the temple-born band Schleppenwolf & Co. will share their talents at the sixth annual Cabaret Night on April 27. more
To culminate their most recent English project, fourth-graders at Oceanside School No. 4 became famous figures for a morning in a performative presentation for parents and the community. more
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