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‘One School-One Book’ Initiative

Alfred G. Berner Middle School has launched a “One School-One Book” initiative for the 2014-15 school year in an effort to integrate social-emotional learning into the school’s culture in alignment with the Dignity for All Students Act. Through the initiative, students are learning beyond the classroom content by reading … [Read More...]

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Quality Work And Quaint Crafts

The smell of pine, wood and scented candles greet customers with a sense of home as they cross the wooden threshold to the Amish Craft Barn in Seaford. There they will find dolls, birdhouses, quilts, ceramic turkeys, hand painted Christmas trees, oak furniture and other seasonal and holiday tchotchkes. Massapequa natives … [Read More...]

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Massapequa’s Ironman

Massapequan Dominick Olivero remembers watching the famed Ironman triathlon of Hawaii when it was first televised back in the 1980s on Wide World of Sports and dreamed one day of doing it. Last month, he finally lived his dream—but his journey took many unexpected turns along the way. The Ironman race began as a bet to … [Read More...]

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Allstate Urges “X The Text

Massapequa High School recently hosted a “Don’t Text and Drive” event through the Texting Awareness Foundation. Allstate agent Michael Rogers joined distracted driving public speaker Karen Torres and local legislator Michael Venditto to speak to students about the dangers of distracted driving. Following the event, … [Read More...]

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An Unspoken Rivalry

It’s no secret that Massapequa is known for its athletic programs. The town’s two high schools, Plainedge and Massapequa, define premier varsity athletics; football in particular. A sport that unites all, football rallies fans of both the Red Devils and the Chiefs to defend their respective school. But can the Plainedge Red … [Read More...]

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Massapequa Language Teachers Awarded

Massapequa educators Janice Kincaid and William Anderson were recently honored before 325 of their colleagues during the 97th Annual Conference of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT). Kincaid, a veteran Spanish teacher at Alfred G. Berner Middle School and the first world language … [Read More...]

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Girl Scouts Honor 9/11 Hero

Plainedge Girls Scouts recently held a camporee in honor of 9/11 hero, Captain Kathy Mazza. The camporee was held at Girl Scouts of Nassau County Camp Blue Bay in East Hampton, New York. The older girls built benches to surround the campfire pits, while the younger girls decorated bricks to make the circle. The … [Read More...]

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