A heated race for two Freeport school board seats ended with board President Maria Jordan-Awalom recapturing her seat, while the seat left vacant by departing board Vice President Gabriela Castillo went to 23-year-old Shuron Jackson. Meanwhile, the school budget passed handily, with 1,269 voting in favor and 542 opposed.
After polls closed in Elmont on Tuesday evening, the $227.4 budget for the 2022-2023 school year was passed.
The 2022-23 Elmont Union Free School District budget proposed by the Board of Education would introduce full-day pre-kindergarten in all district schools, and include a tax levy decrease of 0.07 percent, which would save the average resident $2.28 next school year, according to the district.
To Wailin Gonzalez-Caminero, a senior at Elmont Memorial High School, making memories is the most important part of living. The memories of Elmont Memorial High School students and Elmont residents will soon be preserved through a project led by high school students, staff and the Elmont Memorial Library that will detail the life stories of students and community members as recounted in recorded conversations that will be published online through StoryCorps, the National Public Radio (NPR) show that documents shared personal experiences.
A judge reduced on April 28 five counts of murder that were charged against former Franklin Square-based physician George Blatti, whose prescription of opioids and other medications led to the deaths of five individuals between 2016 and 2018, to charges of reckless homicide.
School taxes are expected to go tick up slightly if voters approve the adopted Franklin Square Union Free School District Board of Education budget next month.
A teacher at Sewanhaka High School was indicted on charges today that allege she submitted a forged Covid-19 vaccination card to the high school in an effort to bypass the district's mandatory testing rules.
With three seats on the Elmont Union Free School District Board of Education set to be contested at the district’s annual board of trustees election May 17, both incumbent and first-time candidates have started making their cases for election.
Children participated in scavenger hunts and enjoyed Italian ices while adults took tours and watched technology demonstrations at the Franklin Square Public Library open house on April 24.
A video, appearing to show an unidentified man brandishing a knife at cars and harassing drivers on Franklin Avenue, was posted by a resident on the Valley Stream News and Views Facebook at about …
The “Vaxmobile,” a Covid-19 vaccine mobile unit that has roved the communities of Nassau County for more than a year administering vaccines to residents, stopped at the Franklin Square Public Library on Feb. 24.
After a recent “meet the candidates” forum for one of the more than 125 school boards in Nassau County, the people the candidates were soliciting votes from turned to social media to share their views.
Last week, Politico leaked a shocking (but not surprising) draft outlining the Supreme Court’s plan to overturn Roe v. Wade . . .
Who’s to blame for New York’s increase in crime, its high taxes and the general feeling of dread many of us feel?
Thirty years after the fact, I’ve decided to write about a personal time in my life.