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When Glen Cove High School student Alessandra Sicuranza, 18, won The Max Challenge’s 10-week Summer Challenge last year, she felt a great sense of accomplishment. The Max Challenge in Glen Cove … more
Marching in weather that brought spring to mind more than winter, more than 2,000 people, including many elected officials and religious leaders to people from across Long Island, walked a half-mile … more
State Sen. James Gaughran, who represents District 5, has many plans for the new year. Although Gaughran, a Democrat from Huntington, chairs the Senate Committee on Local Government, he remains … more
Hundreds of people crowded Massapequa High School  on Jan. 6 for the swearing-in of the Town of Oyster Bay’s newest government officials. Councilwomen Vicki Walsh and Laura Maier, Town … more
Although the audience never exceeded 10 people, those who did attend the Locust Valley School District’s parent forum on Jan. 6 had plenty to say. They were invited by School Leadership LLC, a … more
Major crime is down 31 percent since 2009, according to Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. more
When Laura Gillen refused to concede in the race for her re-election to the highest seat in the Town of Hempstead, few were surprised. Much like her first term as supervisor, Gillen, a Democrat from … more
Three hundred semifinalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search were announced Wednesday afternoon, and 36 seniors from Long Island high schools — including seven from the Heralds’ coverage area — were among the mix. more
Republican Town of Hempstead officials celebrated at Town Hall on Jan. 7 as newly minted Supervisor Donald X. Clavin and the three of the town’s five council members took the oath of office. Former Supervisor Kate Murray was also sworn as town clerk, and Jeanine Driscoll stepped into Clavin’s previous position as receiver of taxes. more
Like most juniors at Oyster Bay High School, Rachel Kowalsky, 17, is hard at work studying for the SATs. But unlike most of her peers, whenever she doesn’t have a pencil in hand, Kowalsky holds … more
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