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Activists celebrate Juneteenth at Eisenhower Park

A crowd gathered in Eisenhower Park on Juneteenth to address systemic racism, police reform and how to support the Black Lives Matter movement. The event was hosted by The Right to Know Your …

Hundreds rally for first responders in East Meadow

Hundreds of people from across Long Island attended a first responder rally at the site of the old Home Depot in East Meadow on June 28. Flags waved and people cheered as first responders drove by …

Two EMFD members injured at house fire

At 9:29 a.m. on June 23, as EMFD Rescue Squad 4 (Engine Co 4) Rescue 5, and Chief James Walsh had just completed a Signal 9 (EMS Call), EMFD Dispatch notified Chief Walsh of a "House Fire" on Nancy …

Turnout low in primary race to succeed King

Primary contests held few surprises yesterday as Seaford and Wantagh voters turned out in sparse numbers to pick the candidates to succeed Rep. Peter King in the Second Congressional District.

Outdoor dining met with praise in East Meadow

East Meadow entered Phase II of reopening on June 10 and many restaurants created outdoor seating arrangements for patrons to dine-in and to comply with social distancing guidelines. Most …

Keri Wirth offers virtual music program

Children's music performer Keri Wirth, of East Meadow, is spending the pandemic spreading cheer through her virtual program, "Me & You Music.” Wirth is also working on several …

Parents hold a backyard graduation ceremony

Many students in the East Meadow School District could not graduate with their class in a typical ceremony this year, with most schools having to opt for virtual presentations instead. Several …

Editorial

New York can learn a lot from South Korea

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to open beaches statewide, including Jones Beach, on Friday. It is a moment we have all eagerly awaited, a symbolic gesture signaling . . .

Vote ‘yes’ on East Meadow school, library budgets

The coronavirus pandemic vastly complicated the East Meadow School District’s process of presenting and discussing its 2020-21 budget with the public. But the Board of Education has been …

Face the facts

"My body, my decision." Okay, I get it. But it's not as simple as that. The numbers continue to climb whenever and wherever there are citizens who do not wear a mask or social distance. And the …

A Look Back

East Meadow School Growth and Costs

In the previous column, I outlined the growth of the East Meadow schools from the Roaring Twenties (with the construction of Newbridge Road School and the addition to Front Street School) through the …