UFC champion Aljamain Sterling receives a hometown hero's salute in Uniondale

UFC bantamweight champ gave Uniondale High School students his message of perseverance and self-determination.

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UFC champion Aljamain Sterling honored at hometown Uniondale High School
Aljamain Sterling Day at Uniondale High School
Winning Take 5 ticket worth $18,060 sold in Long Beach

The only winner statewide had all five midday draw numbers correct.

Day trips on Long Island, in New York City to take this summer

Here are spots to visit and excursions to try that offer fun for everyone this season. 

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Upcoming Events

Southbar Saturdays

Mar5

$3 Bud Light cans, mixed drinks and select shots all night long on Saturdays. Neil C mixes the music, with bands performing on certain nights.

Where

Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall

3232 Railroad Ave.

Wantagh, NY

11793

Phone: 516-783-7500

Website
muls.com

AARP Tax Prep

Mar8

IRS-certified AARP Tax Aide Foundation tax preparers will be available for low to moderate income taxpayers with simple tax returns that can be prepared in less than one hour, bring Social Security cards for everyone listed on the tax return (including dependents), a valid photo ID, last year's tax return and all other tax-related documents, register for a 60-minute appointment starting Jan. 10 (Jan. 24 for out-of-district cardholders)

Where

Wantagh Library

3285 Park Ave.

Wantagh, NY

11793-3356

Phone: 516-221-1200

Price

Free

Cover to Cover Book Discussion: Euphoria

Mar8

Ian will lead a discussion of the novel "Euphoria" by Lily King, masks and social distancing are required, register

Where

Wantagh Library

3285 Park Ave.

Wantagh, NY

11793-3356

Phone: 516-221-1200

Price

Free

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Plainedge vs. Calhoun

Scenes from a Nassau Class A baseball quarterfinal between Plainedge and host Calhoun on Sunday.

Dan Bondi pitches Calhoun past Plainedge

Alec Edwards' homer backs Colts starter in Nassau Class A quarterfinal win.

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Cops: Driver killed on Southern State after hitting tree

The vehicle was heading east near the exit for the Wantagh State Parkway when the driver struck the tree, a State Police spokesman said.

Bethpage Air Show's lone female aerobatic stunt pilot once feared flying

Jessy Panzer, one of the few female aerobatic air show performers and air racers active in the United States, will perform at the Jones Beach show on Memorial Day weekend.

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Texicana Grill restaurant closes in Bellmore1m read1m read
316 Ramen replaces The Bayou in North Bellmore1m read1m read
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20+ things to do this Memorial Day weekend on Long Island

Here are more than 20 ways to get started this holiday weekend.

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Long Island Christians weigh in on Roe v. Wade
On abortion issue and Roe, beliefs of LI Christians mirror U.S.

Christian Long Islanders are as divided on the hot-button abortion issue as most of the country. Between the extremes — no abortion at all or abortion with no restrictions — there is nuance among Christians on the island. 

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Preserving 'a little bit of history.' LI man's antique bottle collection gives a peek into the past.

Mike Cavanaugh takes his kayak out into the waters near his East Rockaway and Gilgo Beach homes in search of the bottles. He then researches the history of the bottles to compile stories for a website he created.

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LI bottle collector digs up history, gives a peek into the past
New drug that could save lives in COVID fight is here

Paxlovid dramatically reduces the chances of hospitalization or death for those at high risk of severe COVID-19. But many Long Islanders are still unaware of it, and some are nervous about taking it.

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Clarke baseball tops Carey, advances to host Mepham in Nassau quarterfinal

Rams host Mepham Sunday and if Clarke wins, they'll play a doubleheader.

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'KKK' spraypainted on East Meadow medical clinic, Nassau police say

The graffiti was found at an Urgent Care on Hempstead Turnpike, police said.

Lee Majors, Lindsay Wagner coming to Eternal Con

"Six Million Dollar Man" and "Bionic Woman" will be at Hofstra July 2 and 3.

'I never thought I was going to hear the C word ... it was like a cruel joke'

Tim McCabe, of North Bellmore, said doctors found two cancerous tumors while he was undergoing a liver transplant. He gave himself a day to be angry about it, then moved on to face his latest health challenge.

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North Bellmore resident alive thanks to organ donors
For these LI moms, 'just breastfeed' not the solution to infant formula shortage

Even for parents who want to breastfeed, it may not be an option, due to issues ranging from medical conditions to lack of milk supply.

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Racial demographics rapidly shifting in Long Island schools

Students of color have gone from being the minority to the majority in 32 Long Island districts over the past 20 years, a Newsday analysis found.

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Long Islanders bid a tearful farewell to 'This Is Us'

Tissue boxes at hand, local viewers are ready for the NBC show's final episode.

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Changing demographics of LI schools
West Babylon man hits police car, injuring detective, Nassau police say

Police said the collision occurred while detectives were investigating a fatal overdose.

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Way to Go! Wantagh student designs tote bag for charity

Proceeds from bag sales benefit the John Theissen Children's Foundation.

School Notebook: Students tapped at mock-government conference

'The William Floyd Youth & Government program continues to be the gold standard.'

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In LI school board races, candidates endorsed by teacher unions fared well 

The elections marked widespread victories for candidates endorsed by local teacher unions, and numerous losses for those groups that backed candidates critical of the ways race, gender and history are taught.

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Memorial ceremony honors fallen Nassau police officers

The Nassau police department's annual memorial ceremony honors officers killed in the line of duty, officers who died from COVID-19 or a Sept. 11-related cancer, and police department retirees who died in the past 12 months.

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Thomas Pushpamangalam, zoologist and professor, dies

Thomas Pushpamangalam came to the U.S. from India to study at NYU, where he later taught.

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Erinn Hayes will guest on another 'Kevin' show

Erinn Hayes will make a guest appearance on AMC series.

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First 'Harry Potter' film to play at Jones Beach with live orchestra

The NJ Symphony plays as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is screened.