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WEEKLY RECAP: Superintendent Seeking Funds from Trump Project, Fire at Playground

A look at the week's top stories in Wantagh-Seaford area.

Busy week? No worries. Patch highlighted the top stories of the week so you can catch up on all of the local news. This week, the top stories are:

3. - A playground at  caught fire late Monday morning in what district officials say appears to have been caused by the playing of fireworks.

The  responded to extinguish the flames, which broke out in the rear of the playground in the back of the school located on Beech Street. 

2. A 22-year old woman is in critical condition following a crash on the eastbound Southern State Parkway in Wantagh early Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

A state trooper at the crash scene said the female driver lost control of her vehicle around exit 28 (Wantagh Avenue) and plowed into a tree sideways. The woman was transported to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow with what the state trooper described as "life-threatening" injuries. 

1. - With real estate mogul Donald Trump’s  restaurant/catering facility for   by state officials last month, the Wantagh School District is trying to determine if they can receive tax revenue from the project.  

The 38,560 square foot project called Trump on the Ocean is slated to be built at the former site of the Boardwalk Café, which closed in 2003. The property at Jones Beach is owned and operated by the state and is exempt from paying taxes to the Wantagh School District. However,  Philip D'Angelo is leading an effort to see if a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement can be obtained for the district.

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