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Brittany Wait joined newsday.com as a community journalist in April after a stint at the Times Beacon Record Newspapers in Setauket. She is a 2011 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism.
Jenny McCarthy pointed to a picture of her co-host on "The View," Barbara Walters, and asked a room of Shirley second-graders, "Who is this TV pioneer?"
Jocelyn Volpe, 7, raised her hand and said, "Amelia Earhart." After realizing her mistake, Volpe shook her head, hid her face in her hands and giggled.
Volpe was among 26 students to get a visit from McCarthy on Friday. The talk show...Read more »
The Hampton Bays School District has lifted a two-hour lockdown that was issued after an exploding hand truck tire caused a disruptive noise in the lobby of Hampton Bays High School on Wednesday morning, according to the district's website.
The lockdown was issued at 8:30 a.m., and students were bused to the Hampton Bays Middle School shortly after, district superintendent Lars Clemensen said,...Read more »
Clad in leprechaun attire with a green goatee and ruby red cheeks, 7-year-old Nicholas Spano waved from his school’s float at thousands of people lining Main Street in Bay Shore.
Crowds packed the sidewalks of Main Street from Islip to Bay Shore for the Bay Shore-Brightwaters 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday.
Nicholas’ mother, Donna, who helped organize the making of...Read more »
A research project headed up by four William Floyd High School students became a lesson in energy conservation for 700 middle school students and could be expanded to other schools around the Island.
Under the guidance of research teacher Amy Meyer, the students — seniors Marleen Rios, 18, and Samantha DeStefano, 17, and freshmen Numaira Khan, 14, and Grace Jaronczyk, 14 — sought to help students...Read more »
Looking to learn more about local community gardens? Now, there’s a place to go for that. A new website launched Tuesday to serve as a resource for establishing and maintaining community gardens across the region.
Long Island Community Gardens was developed in four months in partnership with Stony Brook University Family Medicine’s Community Roots Project, the Suffolk County Food Policy Council...Read more »
Donning green shamrock glasses and a fake goatee, 11-year-old Ava Hawley marched next to her fellow Girl Scouts in Bethpage’s 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday.
“When I do this, it feels really good to make people smile,” said Hawley, of Bethpage, one of eight girls who represented Bethpage’s Girl Scout Troop 3329 in the parade.
The group has been marching since age 5, when...Read more »
If you bought a lottery ticket in Rockville Centre on Thursday, double-check it.
You might just be $75,590 richer.
The winning ticket for Thursday's Take 5 drawing was sold at the Citgo gas station, 171 Sunrise Hwy., according to a news release from the New York Lottery.
The winning numbers are 04-09-22-23-35. All tickets expire one year after drawing.
In addition to the...Read more »
Sandi Schwartz held her drumsticks and waited anxiously in line with her sister and brother-in-law at Costco in Westbury.
She was waiting to meet Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, who was in town on Saturday to promote Rockin’ & Roastin,' his organic coffee.
“I’m a huge Aerosmith fan,” said Schwartz, 40, of North Bellmore. “My first concert I ever went to was an Aerosmith concert when...Read more »
“America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon will serve as school principal for a day for one Suffolk County school that collects the most nonperishable food by April 1 for the Long Island Cares - Harry Chapin Food Bank in Hauppauge.
The contest is a partnership between Party 105.3 FM and the radio/TV personality.
Paul Pachter, executive director of Long Island Cares, said he is excited...Read more »
The winter vacation has been no break at all for Uniondale High School's show choir, which is practicing eight hours per day preparing for the Show Choir National Championship on March 8 in Manhattan.
The choir, Rhythm of the Knight, will be performing under the direction of director Lynnette Carr-Hicks. Last year, the Uniondale group came close to winning the championship. This time, the...Read more »