student playing in gym

Lee Road students compete in Winter Olympics

Physical education classes at Lee Road Elementary School in the Levittown Public School District have been abuzz with excitement during their very own Winter Olympics. The event was kicked-off with a torch relay and recitation of the Olympic Oath. Students enjoyed races of modified speed skating, skiing, skeleton, bobsled, biathlon and hockey, and finished off with games of curling. The […]

Carlos Villeda

Hicksville man arrested for burglary

A Hicksville man was arrested for allegedly entering a nearby home on March 20th and forcibly touching a female victim there. According to Nassau County Police, Carlos Villeda, 58, illegally entered a home on East Street at 9:10 p.m. and allegedly began inappropriately grabbing and forcibly touched the female victim. Police say Villeda was requested to leave, at which time […]

Spring beach cleanup, marine education expo

The Town of Oyster Bay invites residents to participate in the Spring Beach Cleanup and Marine Education Expo, scheduled for April 16th at the Town’s north shore beaches. The event, held rain or shine, is co-sponsored by Friends of the Bay. Beach cleanup volunteers – including individuals, groups, families and friends – should meet at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park (off Larrabee […]

group of four student musicians

Chamber Ensemble invited to regional recital

Congratulations to Hicksville Chamber Ensemble members Aidan Aguirre, Shirley Joo, Matthew LaBarca and Eli Yoo for their acceptance to the Long Island Regional Chamber Recital. The recital, recently held at Great Neck South High School, is sponsored by the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center through the Young Musicians Program. It showcased advanced-level chamber players from string, vocal and wind […]

group photo of three students and two adults

Seniors selected to attend Leadership Institute

Two Hicksville High School seniors, Daria Loor Macias and Lisdy Velasquez, have been selected to represent Long Island along with 20 other students from various districts at the Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PRHYLI). Although three students received intense training, only two are able to represent us as a region. The third student, Rocio Contreras, is a PRHYLI substitute […]

MacArthur senior selected for law academy

Vincent J. D’Antone, a senior at General Douglas MacArthur High School in the Levittown Public School District, was selected from a national pool of applicants to participate in the National Academy of Law and Justice in Washington, D.C., which presents an opportunity to explore studies related to law and justice. While in D.C., Vincent met with the United States Capital […]

Town offers one-stop passport weekend

To help residents looking to obtain new passports, the Town of Oyster Bay will offer a special one-stop Passport Weekend on Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd from 9am to 3pm at both Town Hall North in Oyster Bay and Town Hall South in Massapequa. “Residents looking to apply for a new passport are invited to visit Town Hall […]

children in front of table of gifts

Lee Road students send gifts to kids in need

Students at Lee Road Elementary School in the Levittown Public School District partnered up with Birthday Wishes, a local charitable organization that creates birthday celebrations for homeless children, for their January Community Service Project. Together as a school community, a wide range of birthday boxes were created for homeless children. The boxes were filled with all the ingredients for a festive party, […]

students performing in gym

HHS students perform at elementary schools

On March 7 and 8, six lead cast members of this year’s Hicksville High school’s production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown traveled around the district providing elementary school students with theatre and promoting the musical production. Hicksville High school theatre teacher Caitlin Cassidy said, “It’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce the younger students to live theatre and give […]

girl with art project

Designing leprechaun houses at Central Blvd. School

Second graders in Ms. Cataldi and Mrs. Lemaire’s class at Central Boulevard Elementary School in Bethpage showcased their engineering skills as they crafted leprechaun houses on March 15. Students used recyclables such as shoe boxes, cereal boxes, tissue boxes and construction paper, along with paint and glitter to design a house that is fit for a leprechaun. Just in time […]