Twenty years ago, Roy Ruland trudged through the unkempt Waverly Avenue Cemetery, in Patchogue, looking for the grave marker of the family’s oldest known relative: the Rev. Luke Ruland, the first Baptist minister in Patchogue and a Revolutionary War soldier.
Nassau County police are searching for an unidentified man whom they have linked to several scams in which he preyed on elderly Nassau residents and bilked them out of thousands of dollars.
Self-advocates let their voices and talents be heard at the inaugural Red Carpet event hosted by JCC’S Special Advocacy Coalition on Dec. 2.
The Hempstead Town Board last month approved a $2.5 million bond to cover a settlement to a driver who was injured in a crash with a town sand truck in Oceanside in 2013.
Darren Foster, a former Island Park resident and Lincoln Orens Middle School graduate, returned to the school on Nov. 21 to give students a preview of his new film “Science Fair.”
Students are excelling in Oceanside Schools’ musical theater program, according to long-time music teacher Bruce Bider. “I see what they can do and they never cease to amaze me,” he said. “However high I think the bar is, they always go higher.”
Elaine Gross, president of the Syosset-based nonprofit ERASE Racism, calls it “racialized school segregation.” Long Island comprises 125 school districts — some as small as one square mile — and 42 percent are all-white or nearly all-white, according to a 2017 ERASE Racism report. Meanwhile, 24 percent are majority African-American/Hispanic districts.
“Adopt, don’t buy” — This is the message that Ruff House Rescue, the Oceanside-based pet rescue organization, is sending to Long Islanders who want a new, furry friend in the family this holiday season and beyond.
This year, the Oceanside High School varsity Sailors football team fell short in its effort to repeat as the Nassau County Conference I champions.
The Week Ahead
Donate to your local holiday toy drive now through Dec. 21.
The Windsor Avenue Bible Church in Oceanside is hosting a community dinner with ham and all the trimmings on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a nice meal, fellowship and new friends. RSVP …