Here’s what people were reading this week on your community news blog.
The Community Wellness Council of the Bellmores & Merricks says it too is a victim of state budget cuts, and that is affecting its ability to throw a post-prom party for students in the Bellmore-Merrick School District.
Cathy Wagner is earning titles like “the Michael Jackson of pole dancing” thanks to her exotic workout class at Rhythm & Soul Dance Studio in Levittown.
St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School Principal Walter Lace, who turned 65 in November, announced recently to faculty, staff and students that he will retire at the end of the school year. But there’s no question among his peers that Lace will leave with a firmly established legacy.
“Kenneth B.” says ticket machines at the Oyster Bay Long Island Rail Road station don’t work as well in the rain. “Sam” suggests it’s best to board cars at the third and fourth "Watch the Gap" sign on the westbound side of the Great Neck station. You can find these tips and more on our new LIRR "Mayor" Map, generated using data from Foursquare. The map features the “mayors” of every LIRR station on Foursquare, a social-networking site that lets users share their locations with friends.
As towns around Suffolk prepare for St. Patrick’s Day parades, Suffolk police are issuing notices about road closures and warning parade-goers to behave.