Oceanside and Island Park school officials have presented their proposed budgets for the 2019-20 school year, which emphasize facility repairs and security enhancements. Both districts are proposing budgets with tax-levy increases below the state’s 2.67 percent cap.
The Herald Community Newspapers captured 20 awards in the New York Press Association’s 2018 Better Newspaper Contest, including several top honors for editorial and advertising excellence. …
Town of Hempstead officials hosted meetings last week at the Oceanside and Island Park libraries to provide residents with updates on various road- and drainage-improvement projects — most of which will break ground by summer’s end.
Vaping, suicide awareness and mental health concerns were among the issues tackled during Human Relations Day at Oceanside High School on March 27, as more than 70 visitors came to the school to speak with students and share their stories.
It was a proud day for Project EXTRA on March 19, as the group’s 49 Oceanside sixth-graders presented a year’s worth of community service. Inspired by Susan Verde’s children’s book “I Am Human,” the gifted learners program raised $10,550 for the Limb Kind Foundation, which donates prosthetics to children with limb loss in the U.S. and internationally.
The Oceanside Fire Department responded to a blaze on Southard Avenue on April 12.
The Island Park Library celebrated Library Day on March 30, which was a day of celebration in which the community was brought together to promote reading and learn about what the facility has to offer.
Here is the latest crime report courtesy the Nassau County Police Department.
Playing for the third time in four days and fourth time in less than a week, Oceanside secured a much-needed softball victory last Saturday afternoon, 12-5, at Syosset in a Conference AA-I/II crossover game.
Neighbors in the News
Darab Lawyer and Vanessa Ambrosecchia were honored at the Century 21 American Homes Awards Gala at Chateau Briand in Carle Place on March 27.
A Passover message
A Passover message from Rabbi Paul Hoffman of the South Shore Jewish Center.
An Easter message
An Easter message from Pastor Alex Raabe of the Oceanside Lutheran Church.
The Week Ahead
This isn’t your typical egg hunt — Windsor Avenue Bible Church will host a search for loaded Easter baskets on April 21.
Children in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to an Earth Day celebration at the Island Park Public Library on April 22 from 11 a.m. to noon.
Dr. William Reszelbach, a child of Holocaust survivors, will speak at the Oceanside Library on April 25 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.