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THE GRADUATES

Massapequa High School

A sea of blue caps and gowns filled Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports Complex, June 20, as 584 Massapequa High School seniors graduated before a packed house of family, friends and staff. More...

Plainedge High School

Plainedge High School held its annual Commencement Exercise for the Class of 2016 at Hofstra University on June 23. More...

Farmingdale High School

The Farmingdale School District’s Farmingdale High School recently welcomed family, friends and the community to the Class of 2016 graduation celebration. More...

Events & Calendar

POST CALENDAR

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, July 21 •Amityville Rotary Weekly meeting: 8 a.m. More...

Pool discount for firefighters and police auxiliary

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano has paved the way for the Town’s volunteer firefighters and police auxiliary members to receive a special discount at Town of Oyster Bay Pools. More...

Councilwoman Alesia announces annual cleanup

The fourth of eight Oyster Bay Town Homeowners Cleanup Program dates for 2016 will take place Sat., July 23, according to Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia. More...

Opinion

A civil society cannot tolerate assaults on its police officers

EDITORIAL:

Many years ago, when the courts were asked to determine whether a citizen could be arrested and charged for making disparaging comments to, shouting at and otherwise verbally abusing a police officer, the courts ruled that the officers were represent More...

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PUBLIC COMMENTARY: Let’s not stop Pokémon GO for all because a few use poor judgment

On Fri., July 8, I witnessed, right here in my own community, a wonderful, global phenomena, Pokémon GO! Pokémon is a Japanese video game that has been around for more than 20 years, but has also spawned books, television shows and card games. More...

Congregation Beth-El merges with Bellmore Jewish Center

About 60 congregants from Congregation Beth-El and the Bellmore Jewish Center gathered on Sun., June 26 to celebrate the March of the Torah and the merging of their communities. More...

MPK Village to hold hearing to amend definition of "family" in code

What is the definition of a family? More...

 

People/Social

Over the Hill Gang Men’s Softball League Opening Day held

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone recently attended the Over the Hill Gang Men’s Softball League Opening Day held at Allen Park in Farmingdale. More...

Bellone offers 10 percent off marathon registration fee

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Friday that large teams running in the Catholic Health Services second annual Suffolk Marathon, Half Marathon or 5k on Oct. 30 will receive a registration discount. More...

Adopt-A-Battalion welcomes home US Army Specialist Nicole DiGregorio

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone and Councilman Joseph G. More...

Columnists - Free Access

“1st Act in Legislature made a Spittoon, a Flower Vase” - Part III

As the women’s suffrage movement grew, Rosalia Gardner Jones’s of Oyster Bay, and Lillian Fishel, of Babylon, continued to fight hard, and over the next few years were joined by other local women living on the South Shore of Long Island. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

“The Secret Life of Pets” raked in over $203 million at movie box offices in just two weeks. I went to see the animated film, hoping I’d love it because two of the promos featured friends. More...

Obituaries

Peter McGrath, Massapequa Park resident, Massapequa Village Safety Committee member, engineer

Peter McGrath was a man who filled his life with joy and handed down to his children the benefits of keeping the important things in life in perspective. “He always looked at the lighter side of things,” said his son, Patrick. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

PLAINEDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 241 WYNGATE DRIVE NORTH MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. More...