Written by By Christy Hinko, firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, 14 June 2014 00:00
Anton Community Newspapers will be publishing a special supplement section on July 4 in honor of local veterans. This supplement will include profiles, organization information and resources and of course, lots of photos of those who serve and have served.
Submit your photo of your family’s veterans, preferably in uniform.
All photos must include the name of the veteran. Add in any additional information known: location/date of photo, rate/rank/branch, war era, dates of service, where the veteran is from or lives now locally.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.
Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.