James Lodato left an impact on his classmates with the jokes he told, his love of baseball and the unfettered joy with which he lived the last year of his life. When he started second grade at Forest Lake Elementary School in the fall of 2017, James was diagnosed with a rare soft-tissue cancer called alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. He died the following May. Last month, the Wantagh community dedicated a new baseball field to James at the elementary school, naming it the James Lodato Field of Dreams. The opening coincided with another community project. Isabella and the rest of Girl Scout Troop 3105 dedicated their Bronze Award project to him, naming it James’s Angels. Throughout the school year, they collected toys and gifts that they donated to the John Theissen Children’s Foundation last month.
The Wantagh girls’ volleyball team proved once again that they are the best in Nassau County. Shannon Sullivan and Sadie Reich combined for 17 kills and Sarah Rende had 25 assists as the …
A Facebook page titled, “Quarantine Cook Off,” not only sets stomachs rumbling, but also builds friendships. From Wantagh and Seaford to as far afield as Jupiter, Fla., and Kansas City, strangers are sharing what they’re cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a community of food lovers that has led to contests, friendships and potential potlucks (once it’s safer to hold them).
About three dozen people met at Wantagh Elementary School early last Saturday morning for the first 5K run of the Wantagh Wellness Project, a community group dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle choices among neighbors.
A group of environmental activists, labor leaders and elected officials joined together at Wantagh Park, in Wantagh, to announce the reinstatement of the $3 billion Environmental Bond Act on the 2022 …
One of the most daunting attractions at WildPlay Element Parks Jones Beach, high above the boardwalk at the state park, is a zip line called the What’s To Fear Jump, a plunge from a 40-foot perch.
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.”
A vibrant spring afternoon and community pride was the backdrop for Wantagh High School’s annual Homecoming game and senior day, held on April 10 against the West Hempstead Rams.
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.
A woman struck by a garbage truck while walking along the intersection of Wantagh Avenue and Laurel Lane has been pronounced dead by Nassau County police. According to county detectives, the truck …
The sidewalk and street outside I Love Pizza, on Wantagh Avenue in Wantagh, became a hotbed of political ire when protesters gathered on Saturday to denounce the way the business handled an incident the previous weekend, in which a delivery driver called a Black customer a racial slur.
Last Hope Inc. Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation, in Wantagh, hosted a St. Patrick’s Day-theme food drive March 19-21 to bring some luck to Long Island’s cats.
A 49-year-old father of seven and grandfather of one, Ray Wishropp, was killed April 20 by a lone gunman in the manager’s office of the West Hempstead Stop & Shop over what Nassau County police say was an employee dispute.
For 19 years I have called the United States my home, my safe place and a country that I dearly love. Yet it continues to deny me recognition as one of its own as a result of my immigration status.
Did we graduate yet? This was the college we neither applied to nor wanted to attend. This was the education we could have lived without.
Once upon a time, partisan politics was a simple business. There were two major parties, and they both had simple strategies for staying in power. The voters were attracted to either . . .
We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .