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The Hempstead school district has appealed a court ruling that found it had failed to comply with a state law when it fired three principals last year.
The school district filed a notice of appeal last week with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the state of New York, after a Nassau County Supreme Court judge decided last month in favor of the fired principals -- David Evans,...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
We've concluded today's live coverage, but here, you'll find a rundown of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day. For Twitter updates from the Newsday team, scroll down -- or use the link below if you're a mobile reader.
REWARD FOR SUNGLASS HUT SUSPECTS
Nassau County Police and...Read more »
Do you have a son or daughter attending a senior prom on Long Island this year?
If so, we’d like to come share in the fun through a video project we’re debuting, “Prom Through the Parents’ Eyes.”
We're looking for parents and students who will let us come to their homes and chronicle parents as they're seeing their kids off on this special night. We want to capture parents' emotions...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Monday, April 14, 2014.
Public schools on Long Island and in New York City were closed Monday as spring break kicked off, so you may notice less cars on the road. Passover also starts tonight, so those observing the holiday will be leaving work earlier. The LIRR added extra trains (see below) to accommodate these travelers.
Today's live coverage...Read more »
Nick Cannon, host of “America’s Got Talent,” took over Setauket Elementary School as principal for the day on Friday -- after students proved they had the talent to collect more food donations than any other school in Suffolk County.
Cheers erupted and students jumped and squealed with excitement as Cannon arrived at the school to step into principal Nathalie Lilavoius’ shoes and handle the...Read more »
On March 14, “The View” co-host Jenny McCarthy played guest teacher to 26 second-graders at Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School in Shirley, a visit that will air 11 a.m. Friday on the talk show.
The class teacher, Leigh-Ann Rosen, saw the show announce the segment in January and emailed them to see if McCarthy could come get a taste of her job. Two weeks later, the show’s producers told her...Read more »
A team of five students from New Hyde Park High School won $5,000 cash and will share a $10,000 college scholarship after winning Nassau Comptroller George Maragos’ competition on Wednesday to conceive the best business plan to redevelop the Nassau Coliseum.
The winning plan involved placing solar panels on businesses around the 77-acre Coliseum site in Uniondale. The revenue would be generated...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Monday, April 7, 2014.
Although we've wrapped up today's live coverage, below you can find a round-up of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.
Scroll down to view social media updates from Newsday's reporters including Laura Figueroa and Paul LaRocco, who are covering today's Nassau...Read more »
When Taylor Thomas, a senior captain of the Deer Park Falconettes, stepped into the arena at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Walt Disney World on March 1, she knew this would be her final kickline performance.
“I put everything I had into it,” said Thomas, 18, of her team’s pom routine, which was set to Fall Out Boy’s “The Phoenix.”
When the music stopped, Thomas said she burst...Read more »
Fifth-grader Michael Consenza doesn’t speak, but using a communication device called a DynaVox he was able to deliver a message to J.R. Martinez on Wednesday morning when the “Dancing With the Stars” champion visited the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson.
“I like you, J.R.,” Michael told the actor and Iraq war veteran through the automated voice generated by the machine after the 12-year-old...Read more »