Massapequa BOE Meeting

The April 23 Board of Education meeting began with an update regarding the inter-municipal agreement between the district and the Town of Oyster Bay. On April 17, Superintendent Lucille F. Iconis and Deputy Superintendent, Alan Adcock, met with town officials and were notified that all capital budget projects were on a temporary hold. When pressed for how long the hold would be for, town officials could not say. Iconis was advised that any concerned community member should contact Mr. Hal Maier directly. [Read more…]

Little League Season Has Begun

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto (left), Councilman Joseph D. Muscarella (second from left), and Councilman Joseph G. Pinto (center) recentlJV, JGP, JDM- Massapequa International Little League Opening Dayy attended the Massapequa International Little League’s Opening Day held at Brady Park in Massapequa. Also coming out to join Supervisor Venditto and the Councilmen in celebrating the first day of another great season of Little League baseball, from left to right were United States Senator Chuck Schumer, League President John Gillespie, Mayor Jeffrey Pravato, Nassau County Legislator James Kennedy, Deputy Mayor Teresa Spinosa and New York State Senator Michael Venditto.

First-Hand History


A museum in Old Bethpage provides a sobering history lesson. (Photos by Chris Boyle)

In Old Bethpage, located within a giant hangar rich with the scent of oil and the aura of fortitude, is a collection of armored vehicles that tell a story of America’s history and the fight it has upheld to this day to ensure freedom for one and all. [Read more…]

Basketball Raises Funds For Autism


The Challenger team takes the ball to the net as they play against Seaford.

With April being designated as Autism Awareness month, it’s no surprise that kids, students and teachers from across Long Island have been finding ways to donate and support the cause. Massapequa’s Alfred G. Berner Middle School chose to “Light It Up Blue” on the basketball court. [Read more…]

A World Of Watercolor

“Montauk Memories”

The art of painting can be a very calming and soothing hobby, not to mention a creative use of one’s time. For artist Lisa Argentieri, brushes, paints and pencils have been a part of her life for as long as she can remember.

“I have been interested in the arts since I was 5 or 6 years-old,” said Argentieri, who is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and has called Levittown home for the past 12 years. “I took a lot of art workshops in watercolor, painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. I absolutely loved it.” [Read more…]

Plainedge’s Pet Program Is Two Paws Up

Members of the Student Council at Eastplain Elementary School in the Plainedge School District recently held a pet supplies drive to aid pets in need.PetDrive_042915A

As part of their community service activities, students gathered donations throughout March and April and then sorted the items for donation. All items benefitted The Poor Paws Program—Toys of Hope, which is based out of Huntington. The program caters to families that struggle to feed and care for their pets.

—Plainedge School District

Fun Run

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph D. Muscarella (left from center) recently attended the sixth annual 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run held at Albany AvJDM-Albany Avenue School 6th Annual 5K Run Walk FunRunenue School in North Massapequa. Joining Councilman Muscarella in celebrating the Fun Run are Albany Avenue School Principal Joseph Valentine and several students and parents who participated and made this year’s 5K Fun Run a great success.

Massapequa’s Medical Marvels

It was a day for scientific prowess as 13 science research students from the Massapequa High School-Ames Campus competed in the third annual Medical Marvels Competition hosted by North Shore-LIJ. MedicalMarvels_042215A

Ninth graders Luke Colavita, Olivia Ferraro, John, Gonzalez, Kyra LaSpina, Nicole Leonick, Paul Lestingi, Deborah Lobaccaro, Kaitlin McWilliams, Gillian Murphy, Joseph Ryan, Matthew Shea, Jordan Taylor and Kaley Theodorous represented two of 42 teams from across Long Island that competed for a $1,800 first-place prize. [Read more…]

Troop 3530 Tours Telecare

The Maria Regina Girl Scout Cadettes, troop 3530 recently received a tour of the Telecare television studios. ScoutsAtTelecare

The girls saw the main control room and the studios used by Msgr. Vlaun for his news program as well as the studio where Bishop Murphy broadcasts from. The girls especially enjoyed having a turn reading the teleprompter and viewing themselves from the control room.

Those Engineering Girls

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Massapequa High School students engage in hands-on engineering demonstrations at NYIT’s ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering’ event.

Young women from the Massapequa School District who excel in math and science broadened their knowledge of engineering and computer science by participating in the second annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” event at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Old Westbury Campus. [Read more…]