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East Meadow teen wins ERASE Racism design contest

Sean Stergis, a seventh-grade student at Woodland Middle School in East Meadow, recently won ERASE Racism’s t-shirt design competition. Contestants in sixth, seventh and eighth-grade were …

Clarke alumnus earns university honor

Arianna Sivio, an alumnus of W.T. Clarke High School in Salisbury, recently earned the 2020 Outstanding First Year Award at Susquehanna University. The Outstanding First Year Award honors a …

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 …

Officials: Nassau Coliseum to close temporarily due to pandemic loses

Nassau Coliseum will be temporarily closing due to financial loses sustained by the coronavirus pandemic, according to officials. Onexim Sports and Entertainment, the company that owns the arena …

Library to host online program about racism

The East Meadow public library is hosting an online program titled, “How do Parents Talk About Race, Inequality, and Unjust Acts with Children?” The discussion will be led by Nate Ingram …

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 …

Bottle Purgatory

On paper it looked really smart. Call the store, confirm the time for bottles and cans returns. Get there early the following morning. Recycle. Like many, we had about four months of plastic …

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 …