Long Island Family & Parenting News Coverage





Raising a family in New York has its own set of advantages and trials, and our Family & Parenting section can help to provide you with tips and tricks from other local Long Island parents. From keeping the kids quiet on long car rides, to the best recreation spots, we've got you covered with insights on the topics that matter most to parents.

Hempstead Schools Announce Major Expansion of 'Breakfast in the Classroom'

The Hempstead School District announced today that the breakfast in the classroom program, which began as a pilot program in the beginning of the school year, will now be expanded to all eight elementary schools in the ...

Where to Find a Great Pumpkin and Learn Carving and Decorating Techniques

Learn how to turn your boring gourd into something extraordinary at one of these workshops.

Nationwide Safety Dog Bus Tour Arrives in Jericho Oct. 17

School transportation leader First Student and leading safety advocate National Safety Council are teaming up to encourage safe bus behavior during back-to-school season and beyond with the nationwide Safety Dog Bus Tour.

Governor Cuomo Launches New York Youth Mentoring Program

Governor Cuomo launched the New York Youth Mentoring Program, which will provide career and life guidance to children who are at risk of failing out of school or in foster care across the state.

CDC Unveils Redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People Website

CDC today launched its redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People website, with expanded information about diseases people can catch from pets, farm animals, and wildlife.

Kaminsky Urges Immediate Action From Regents on Graduation Options For Students with Special Needs

Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky authored a letter today to the New York State Department of Education (“NYSED”) urging immediate action to address the lack of available pathways to graduation for students with special needs.

Local Haunted Houses to Get Your Heart Racing

Give yourself some thrills and chills at a haunted house or spooky walk through the woods!

Schumer Urges FAA to Conduct Comprehensive Review of Emergency Medical Equipment Requirements on Passenger Flights

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct a comprehensive review of its emergency medical equipment requirements and mandate that all airlines carry appropriate pediatric medical supplies and medicines.

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $880K in Federal Funding For Domestic Violence Enforcement Program on Long Island

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $887,198 in federal funding for Suffolk County’s Domestic Violence Enforcement (DoVE) project. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women.

LongIsland.com’s 2015 October Family Fun Guide: Tricks and Treats at LI’s Festivals, Hikes, and Spooky Halloween Haunts

Make the most out of October by scheduling your month full of Fall Festivals and Halloween fun!

Mangano Announces Drug Abuse Prevention Project For High School Students

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced a Drug Abuse Prevention Project to promote awareness of the dangers of substance abuse and risk taking behaviors.

LongIsland.com's 2015 Halloween Guide: Spooktacular Fun with Haunted Houses, Trick-or-Treating & More!

Get ready for a ton of Halloween entertainment fun on Long Island this season! We have you covered on all angles for those into big scares to kid-friendly Halloween adventures.

I FISH NY Sponsors Fall Family Free Fishing Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park

The annual Fall Family Fishing Festival will be held on Saturday, October 17 at Hempstead Lake State Park from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Carrie Meek Gallagher ...

Governor Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to Participate in "National Seat Check Saturday"

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to participate in National Seat Check Saturday on September 19, a day dedicated to the safety and well-being of children in which free child seat inspections are conducted statewide ...

Mangano Announces The 173rd Long Island Fair At Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that Old Bethpage Village Restoration (OBVR) will host the 173rd Annual Long Island Fair over two successive weekends: September 25th, 26th, and 27th and October 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

Nassau County Firefighters Museum Asks Supporters to Shop at Westbury Fairway Market - September 16th

Fairway Market is hosting a Shopping Night for the Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Westbury store.

2015's Unforgettable Fall Festivals and Craft Fairs

This fall, see anything from 18th and 19th century traditions to thousands of jack o' lanterns all lit for an unbelievable spectacle!

Commack School District: Bus Strike Transportation Plan

As previously communicated, there is a labor dispute between our largest bus company and its union. This dispute could lead to a strike as early as Thursday, September 10, 2015.

Governor Cuomo Announces $500,000 Available to Increase College Enrollment Among Low-Income Students

Governor Cuomo announced up to $500,000 in state grants to increase college access for 2016 high school graduates.

Legislator Anker Initiates Suffolk County’s School Traffic Safety Commission

Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker chaired the first meeting of the School Traffic Safety Commission at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building in Hauppauge on Thursday, August 20th.
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