Walter G. O’Connell Copiague HS students take part in BOCES forum

Two Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students—junior Paris DeFreitas and sophomore Edison Peguero Rosario—were named student facilitators for the Long Island Regional virtual student forum sponsored by BOCES. The Copiague students, who both attended the first forum in November, were chosen by their social studies teacher to act as student facilitators for the March session. They participated in an […]

Local Scholars in the News…

•Jack Whalen of Amityville has graduated from James Madison University. •Jarrett David of Copiague, a student at Northeastern University in Boston, was named to the dean’s list. He is majoring in mechanical engineering. •Emily Nugent of Amityville, graduated from Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, Class of 2021 with a bachelor of arts degree in public relations.

Donald ‘Jerry’ Pollack recognized for 50 years of dedication to ASD

For more than 50 years—that’s five decades—Amityville resident Donald “Jerry” Pollock dedicated himself to children as a teacher, mentor and coach in the Amityville School District. Many of those young men and women showed up recently at a ceremony honoring the man. “It’s not really an achievement when you enjoyed every minute along the way,” said Pollock when congratulated on […]

Senator Boyle and Assemblyman Durso call for the establishment of Aug. 31st as ‘Overdose Awareness Day’

State Senator Phil Boyle was joined by State Assemblyman Michael Durso, Family Service League President and CEO Karen Boorshtein, Victory Recovery Partners Founder Dr. Paolo Coppola, and CSEA Long Island President Jerry Laricchiuta, to call for the support of S6049, designating August 31st as a day of commemoration to be known as “Overdose Awareness Day.” This bill brings awareness to […]

SCPD arrest man with 99 license suspensions

Suffolk County Police recently arrested a Brentwood man for driving with 99 license suspensions. They gave this account of the incident: First Precinct Officers Thomas Monaco and Ugur Kahveci initiated a traffic stop on Broadway in Amityville at Sunrise Highway at 11:28 a.m. after the driver of a 2004 Mitsubishi Galant failed to signal a turn. Upon further investigation, it […]

Amityville Village ‘reopening’

The hanging baskets are up and bursting with color, the Amityville Historical Society is reopening and all around the Village things are getting back to normal. The Village Board announced that the annual July 4th parade will be held on schedule and that this year’s theme is recognizing the heroes of the pandemic: doctors, nurses, health care workers, first responders […]

This is a summer of renewal


As we head toward summer, there is an added measure of joy this year. Many of the July 4th parades that had to be cancelled last year are back; many of our pools are reopening, as are summer activities for children and seniors. We surely look upon these activities with an added measure of pleasure this year after having experienced […]


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EastLine Theatre brings ‘Romeo & Juliet’ to Amityville and other locations on LI

EastLine Theatre will present its rollicking take on Shakespeare’s classic romance under the summer sun at locations across Long Island. “Romeo & Juliet” will feature original live music in a family-friendly production. This is EastLine’s first foray into touring after losing its Wantagh home in March of last year. Performances began June 20 in Freeport. Looking for a remedy to […]