Chris and Michelle Panetta lost their close friend Nick Mencaroni, a New York City police officer, to suicide in January 2019. Now the Seaford couple is striving to raise mental health awareness and reduce the rising number of deaths by suicide among first responders.
At the start of the roundtable, Jeong-eun Rhee, a professor at Long Island University Post’s College of Education, Information and Technology, began by calling out Long Island schools for being “the most segregated in the country.”
Seaford High School English teacher Tania Cintorino recently spoke with students in her Advanced Placement Research class during a peer editing session. Using their laptops, the juniors reviewed sections of each other’s ongoing research projects to offer constructive feedback. Documents were shared through Microsoft Teams and OneDrive. Some of the research topics students are working on this year include deforestation on Long Island, LGBTQ beauty standards, social media and politics and self-driving cars.
More than 1,500 people have signed a petition on Change.org calling on Nassau County and the Towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead to host swim meets this summer at their outdoor pools.
Growing up, sisters Jeanne Rodrigues and Beth Escobar remember their father, Pete Haller, praying for the homeless before family dinners in their New Hyde Park home.
According to a recent study ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and conducted by the state Department of Public Service, the municipalization of New York American Water’s Long Island infrastructure is not only feasible, but also in residents’ best interests.
About 140 employees of the Seaford School District were able to get the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccination one recent Friday at a pop-up site set up by Walgreens at the Seaford Manor School.
David DeRienzo, a senior at General Douglas MacArthur High School in Levittown, has a busy schedule, between working as a barista at a Starbucks in Seaford and leading his school’s Key Club as president. Adding to his list of to-do’s, the Eagle Scout candidate, a member of Troop 330, is taking on an extensive project in the garden at Temple B’nai Torah in Wantagh.
Five girls raced down a field at Cedar Creek Park as five more trailed them. “Watch Bella!” one shouted as another threw a football overhead and a girl with a rainbow braid jumped and caught it.
It has been a busy week for the Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church in Seaford, as it welcomes guests at services for Holy Week, between Palm Sunday and Easter.
After helping lead MacArthur to the Nassau Class A girls’ soccer championship as a junior in the fall of 2019, Alyssa Accordino enjoyed another special …
The Seaford Fire Department’s Hook, Ladder and Engine Company No. 1 Easter Plant Sale was supposed to run from April 3 and 4, but because of the “tremendous generosity and support” …
At the turn of the 20th century, environmental protection meant preserving wilderness so future generations might know nature as the great environmentalists Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir knew it — bountiful and largely pristine. Some 120 years later . . .
President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan is remarkable for its ambition and breadth and for taking significant steps to address historic racial inequities. The president deserves great credit . . .
Nassau County recently announced that it finished 2020 with a surplus of $75 million (subject to some adjustment, but it’s a reasonable number to work with). Sounds like good news, right? Not so fast.
My husband’s father was 14 and living in New York during the pandemic of 1918, sometimes known as the Spanish flu. He must have had memories of the time; surely he knew people who died in Brooklyn, where he lived.