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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 …

State trooper spots Wantagh blaze

While patrolling the Wantagh Parkway on Jan. 5, New York State Trooper Michael Kraus spotted a column of black smoke coming from the neighborhood. The source was a home on Waterbury Drive, which Wantagh Fire Department officials said was badly damaged by a large fire.

A new leader for Long Island Catholics

Expressing his desire to bring together a diverse community and spread the mission of the Catholic Church, Bishop John Barres was introduced as the fifth bishop of the Rockville Centre Diocese at the …

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

Wantagh High School writers win big

Wantagh High School writers took home tons of gold this fall. Contributors to the Wantagh Warrior newspaper and the school’s literary magazine, Escapades, were honored at the annual Empire State School Press Association contest. The winners were announced at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications on Oct. 28.

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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