Cheering on a national stage

Across the U.S., there are communities with renowned high school varsity cheerleading teams. But few, if any, have two championship squads separated by a six-minute drive.

St. Jude Center: best on L.I.

The St. Jude Mission Center in Seaford has been named Best Not for Profit Organization in the Long Island Press’s 2018 Bethpage Best of LI competition.

Matthew Carlin: Wantagh teacher lives his musical dreams

At age 25, Carlin lives the life of a school music teacher, a freelance Hollywood music producer and a rock band member all at once.

Wantagh Seaford Baymen victory party

The Wantagh Seaford Baymen celebrated winning the Nassau County high school hockey league championship.

Jones Beach named second most visited state park in 2017

More than 71 million people visited New York State Parks in 2017, and nearly six million of those visitors went to Jones Beach State Park.


After Parkland, the youth are leading change

"Why do we have to lead the change?” That was the question Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Ryan Deitsch asked Sen. Marco Rubio at a town hall forum . . .


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New reporter on the beat

Coming home to Long Island

Hello readers! My name is James Mattone, a 21-year-old journalist, and I am the new reporter for the Wantagh-Seaford Herald Citizens. I was raised in Franklin Square, but lived across the street …