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Robotics Camp

Middle school students got an introduction to the Massapequa School District’s robust robotics program during a four-day camp. Eighteen students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grades took part in the annual program, which was held in the high school’s technology wing and totaled 24 hours of
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Open for Business

Incoming second-graders in the Smithtown Central School District have the chance to run their own restaurant. As part of the district’s Extended Year Program, the students in Richard Hurley’s class run their own mock restaurant to tie into their lessons and theme of Healthy Body, Healthy Minds. Prior to the restaurant’s “opening,” students learned about […]
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Impressive Showing

Members of Forensics, Syosset High School’s New York State champion speech and debate team, capped their successful year at the national championship of the National Speech and Debate Association in June in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 5,300 students from 1,200 high schools competed, and Syosset placed in the top 40 overall and won the Senator Karl […]
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Field Hockey Camp

The fifth annual Connetquot Central School District Summer Field Hockey Camp came to a conclusion on August 9th, as more than 40 students, counselors and coaches came together to improve their skills in the popular sport.  Students in grades three through nine attended the morning sessions as coach Jen Piscitelli, along with her varsity players […]
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Class Reconnects

The Bethpage High School Class of 1978 returned to campus on August 10th to take a walk down memory lane as part of the 40th reunion weekend. “It was a thrill to meet these Golden Eagle alumni and show them how their school has changed and yet remained the same,” said Superintendent of Schools David […]
In Step with Jamie Lynn


By: Jamie Lynn Ryan   Birthdays are beginnings. This is a sentiment I have always held particularly close to my heart, if for no other reason than it allows for the momentary illusion of a fresh start, at least for one day. What evolves beyond that point in time is anyone’s guess of course; but […]
Helping You Help Others

Helping You Help Others

August’s Charity of the Month: Scanlon’s Traveling Salon   Scanlon’s Traveling Salon is run by Eileen Scanlon, a fellow New Yorker and Licensed Cosmetologist, whose mission is to cultivate a community based on kindness, respect and equality. With its catchy slogan, Where Style Comes to You, Scanlon’s Traveling Salon serves an abundance of people across […]
Poets' Corner

Feeling the Fury

By: John McGowan The wave broke hard on my meager attempt To avoid its clash and left me spent Pulling myself together for another swell This time I dodged it underneath I sped Feeling the fury above my head I had tied the score with nature’s onslaught But now I looked out and felt I’d […]