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The ‘Last Hope’ for hungry cats

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.

Wantagh officials investigating hate speech

Wantagh school district officials are investigating an incident in which a Wantagh student athlete allegedly directed an anti-Asian remark at a visiting member of the Valley Stream South High School girls varsity tennis team last week.

Wantagh FD runs in remembrance of a fellow firefighter

Several of our members took to the streets of Wantagh on Tuesday evening, March 30, to run a mile-long tribute to honor the memory of Spring Valley Firefighter Jared Lloyd, who died in the line of …

Easter bunny visits Levittown child

The Easter bunny stopped by 7-year old Raylee Dean’s house in Levittown last weekend to have a tea party with her, her parents Melany and Ray and their dog Kobe. The Town of Hempstead arranged …

Easter Bunny stops by Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps

The first weekend of April was obviously a busy one for the Easter Bunny, but Peter Cottontail made some time to hop by the Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Local children on Saturday …

Arizona Lindsey opens up about her mental health on “The Process”

Arizona Lindsey opens her song The Sinking Ship with an acoustic guitar and mezzo-soprano vocals that narrate an honest confessional about fighting suicidal ideation. “Remember these …

District asks residents to override tax cap in budget

The Wantagh community is currently at a crossroad. The current version of the 2021-2022 Wantagh School District budget presented to the public is valued at about $83.5 million, a 2.82 percent change from last year’s budget. And the estimated tax levy to support this budget is approximately $64.1 million, representing a 4.80 percent change from the current tax levy.

Editorial

High-speed rail for L.I. deserves public support

With the Biden administration pushing a $2 trillion national infrastructure plan, what once seemed like a fantasy — high-speed rail for the Northeast — is slowly, steadily becoming a distinct possibility . . .

Editorial

Should municipalities opt out on marijuana?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, once an ardent detractor of any measure to legalize recreational marijuana, last week signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act . . .

Randi Kreiss

Oldies but goodies have the right stuff

I married an older man, and this week he’s turning 75. When we met, I was 14 and he was 15.

Op-Ed

New York has legalized marijuana. What now?

Now that state lawmakers in Albany have legalized recreational marijuana, it’s time to ensure that public safety, public health and quality-of-life concerns are addressed as part of the rollout process.

Jerry Kremer

Some of us are killing our friends without bullets

We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .