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Jared Wolfe knows how to win — on the field, in the classroom and in his community. Wolfe, a senior at MacArthur High School, was this year’s recipient of the Jay Fiedler Top Scholar-Athlete Award, which is awarded to one Nassau County football player each year. more
Though the World Health Organization recently declared the Zika virus a global health emergency, residents of Long Island don’t have much to worry about — unless they plan to travel to affected areas. more
On Feb. 3, the Elmont Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors voted in favor of Nassau Off Track Betting’s decision to house video lottery terminals in the north parking lot of Belmont … more
For Mary and Brian Roach, Valentine’s Day is just another day in February. They’ve been married for almost 34 years, and juggling a large family can sometimes get a little hectic. But with the holiday just around the corner, the North Wantagh couple still finds the time to let each other know how much they care. more
PSEG Long Island is reporting that, as of 4:21 p.m. Friday, 15,756 of its 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without power. UPDATE: As of 4:21 p.m. on Friday: more
“You see, growing up in a West Indian household, they taught me everything but to be independent,” 23-year-old Sarahlee Rolle said. “I didn’t know who I was or what I really wanted out of life. I was told who I was supposed to be.” For Rolle, and many young mothers like her, supporting a child while also finding independence can be nearly impossible. With no education, no source of income and four months pregnant, Rolle found herself at the front door of Mommas House in Wantagh, a mother-child haven and, in Rolle’s case, a blessing in disguise. more
Hundreds of people gathered on Plainfield Avenue and marched to the main entrance of Belmont Park on Saturday, protesting Nassau Off Track Betting’s decision to house video lottery terminals in the … more
On Feb. 1, an Elmont family experienced an almost unimaginable tragedy. Gabrielle Christina Johnson, a 12-year-old seventh-grader at Elmont High School, stood on the corner of Village Avenue and … more
Although Matthew Furlong first joined the Scouts when he was 5, it wasn’t until later in his scouting career that he decided to go for his Eagle rank. In the course of a year, he finished all of his requirements, and was honored for his accomplishment at a Court of Honor ceremony on Jan. 17. more
Nassau BOCES announced at its meeting last week that rock icon Billy Joel would pledge $1 million from The Joel Foundation to help save the Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset, which has been threatened with closure over the past year due to dwindling enrollment. more
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