Wantagh schools earn national music distinction

For the first time, Wantagh School District was honored in the NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education program.

Levittown's MacArthur High School announces its 2024 top of the class

Levittown’s General Douglas MacArthur High School announced its Class of 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian. Zarif Jamal was named the valedictorian, while Benjamin Campbell was named the …

Seaford High School creates lasting memories with new yearbook class

This school year marks the first time Seaford’s yearbook club has expanded into a full class for students. The goal for the course, according to its teachers, Curtis Tripoli and Melinda McKee, is to create a yearbook for the entire school, not just the seniors.

Wantagh School board adopts budget

The Wantagh School budget, roughly $2.2 million larger than the current spending plan, was finalized at the board’s April 4 meeting. The tax levy will total around $67.1 million, an increase of $1.8 million, or 2.72 percent, which falls below the district’s tax cap.

Volunteers join Levittown Community Council in annual Earth Day cleanup

Students from Levittown Schools and Levittown Community Council members came together on Saturday, April 20, to clean up some of the areas in Levittown that needed Spring sprucing.

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Wishing for some of that World War II-era wisdom

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a forum on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, hosted by Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, which is directed by former U.S. Rep. Steve Israel.

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Recapturing times gone by in politics

Everyone agrees that there is a massive lack of bipartisanship in today’s political arena. Washington, D.C., is the poster child for warfare between Democrats and Republicans. Which is why my recent trip to Albany was a throwback to times gone by. I refer specifically to an event known as the Pilots Dinner.

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Our public schools deserve better

After months of contentious budget negotiations, the State Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul recently agreed to a historic $237 billion state spending plan.