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The all boy Freeport-based Catholic school, De La Salle School, welcomed Geraldo Rivera, journalist and talk show host, for its annual Christmas Luncheon held on Dec. 6 at the Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor. more
County Legislator Debra Mulé, a Democrat from Freeport, said she’s not giving up on a proposed bill that would impose a 5 cent fee for each bag given out at supermarkets and shops. “It’s … more
A teenager from Valley Stream went missing on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m., police report. more
The Freeport Police Department’s efforts to reduce larcenies of vehicles during the holiday season have been canceled until further notice and a review of the policy by the village’s legal department, according to Mayor Robert Kennedy. more
Splattered paint in vibrant colors covered the tables in Wantagh High School art teacher Jacqueline Gallo’s classroom as she spoke about her five Advanced Placement art students who were selected to display their works in the 2018 Nassau County High School Student Juried Exhibit. more
Seven standout high school athletes from Seaford and Wantagh high schools signed letters of intent late last month signaling their commitments to continue their playing careers next year at the college and university level. Lacrosse players dominated the field, which also included two soccer stars and one softball player. All seven said they were excited to have the opportunity to continue their academic and athletic careers in a range of settings as varied as the players themselves. more
To honor the memory 53-year-old Christine Aluotto, a charity event, “Concert for Chris,” will be held at the Sunset Grill in Seaford on Dec. 16 to benefit Christine’s 16-year-old daughter Katherine. more
Elaine Gross, president of the Syosset-based nonprofit ERASE Racism, calls it “racialized school segregation.” Long Island comprises 125 school districts — some as small as one square mile — and 42 percent are all-white or nearly all-white, according to a 2017 ERASE Racism report. Meanwhile, 24 percent are majority African-American/Hispanic districts. more
A 1951 South Side High School alumna and longtime choral singer, Elaine Bergman, saw her first live opera as a 10th-grader in 1949, and has since performed more times than she can count at Carnegie Hall. more
Twenty years ago, Roy Ruland trudged through the unkempt Waverly Avenue Cemetery, in Patchogue, looking for the grave marker of the family’s oldest known relative: the Rev. Luke Ruland, the first Baptist minister in Patchogue and a Revolutionary War soldier. more
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