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Massapequa H.S. Spanish students earn autographed guitar from Enrique Iglesias

Students in Amelie Czekaj’s Spanish classes at Massapequa High School- Ames Campus put their language and creative skills to the test when they produced a video and entered it into the Spanish radio station X96.3FM’s contest ¡Queremos con More...

Five Massapequa graduates make history as National Merit Scholarship Program winners

Five Massapequa High School recent graduates set a new record for the district and raised the bar on student achievement when they were named winners in the National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Massapequa students raise $36,000 for heart health

The students in Massapequa’s Birch Lane Elementary School, Unqua Elementary School and Fairfield Elementary School raised approximately $36,000 in the Jump Rope For Heart. More...

Events & Calendar

This week’s Calendar of Events

The following is a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week. Readers should know that meetings are subject to change without notice. THURSDAY, September 19 More...

JFK H.S. multiyear reunion, 1968-2010

JFK High School, Bellmore, will hold a multiyear reunion for graduation years 1968-2010. All alumni, guests, teachers, coaches, advisors and staff are invited. The reunion will be held Sat., Sept. 21, 7 to 11 p.m. More...

Town of Oyster Bay offering free rabies vaccination clinic Sept. 21

The Town of Oyster Bay will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets on Sat., Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to Town Councilman Joe Pinto. More...

Opinion

Cookie-cutter schools not the answer

EDITORIAL

School has begun, and the challenges facing our public school system are tremendous. Certainly these worthy institutions are undergoing dramatic changes, but what is disconcerting is that few understand exactly where those changes will lead. More...

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Women’s equality extends beyond equity in pay

Dear Editor: When the New York State Senate recessed at the end of June, senators left a particularly crucial item on the table. They omitted the reproductive health provision from the package of women’s equality legislation. More...

MPK Village Board puts taxi franchise contract out to bid

The taxi franchise for Massapequa Park is going out to bid. At a recent meeting, the board authorized Village Administrator Peggy Caltabiano to solicit a request for proposals for the 2013 to 2016 taxi franchise. More...

Farmingdale School parents speak out against standardized testing for students

Parents and members of the community spoke to the board about how they felt with regard to state standardized testing at the Farmingdale Board of Education meeting on Aug. 27, 2013. More...

Weekend Events:

Friday, September 20 •The Lego Club will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. for grades three to six. Program to be held at the Amityville library - Oak and John Streets, 631-264-0567. More...

 

People/Social

New doctor at Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group

Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group welcomes Dr. Seth A. Grossman to its team of orthopedic subspecialists. More...

Author Ed Kleigman helps presidents change the future one page at a time

Author and Massapequa Park resident Ed Kliegman shares his knowledge, experience and skills through the pages of his new book, For Presidents Who Want to Change the Future. More...

Local students design the Static Seat to prevent static electricity fires at gas pumps

Bright ideas, solid research and teamwork won three students from Birch Lane Elementary School in Massapequa Park a spot as finalists in the Christopher Columbus Awards, a nationwide program that challenges middle-school students to explore opportuni More...

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Hot Laps

Anyone at Riverhead Raceway on Sat., Sept. 7, 2013 could say it was Timmy Solomito’s night. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

“Dog Bless You,” an exhibition of the photography of Mary Bloom, is on display through the winter at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in NYC, the most magnificent of galleries. More...

Obituaries

Sister Helen Brennan, O.P., devoted member of the religious order of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville

Sister Helen Brennan, O.P., a devoted member of the religious order of the Sisters of St. Dominic in Amityville, died Wed., Aug., 21 at the age of 81. More...

Roger J. Monfett, Massapequa resident, Our Lady of Lourdes church member, WWII veteran

Roger J. Monfett, a resident of Massapequa, died Aug. 3, 2013 at his home. He was 88 years old. Mr. Monfett was born July 19, 1924 in Montreal, Canada to Edward and Antoinette (Rochefort) Monfett. More...

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Public Notices

Your right to know

LEGAL NOTICETAXI FRANCHISE SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS Prospective Franchises areinvited to obtain a copy ofthe detailed performancespecifications as it relates tothe solicitation of proposalsto provide a Taxi Franchisewithin the boundaries ofthe Vill More...

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Do you approve of the way the Obama administration is handling the Ebola crisis?