Franklin Square funeral home manager is Businessperson of the Year

As a nearly 18-year veteran of the funeral home business, Krauss Funeral Home manager, Joseph Camolli, has been known to treat the grieving families and individuals who pass through its doors with …

F.S. Horror returns for scares

After working throughout the summer and early fall to transform his front yard into a cemetery, and set up the foundation for his haunted house, Franklin Square Haunt Master Joseph Allocco has nearly …

Rock Out takes aim at cancer

With only a few days left until the big day, Rock Out Cures Inc.’s executive board members gathered at the Plattdeutsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square last week to make sure that everything …

Elmont educator Mecklembourg going full speed ahead

Elsy Mecklembourg doesn’t know how to slow down. At an age when most people are considering retirement plans, Mecklembourg, 63, is finishing up the coursework for her doctorate in medical education …

Bauer descendant unravels connection to local church

Simple curiosity took hold of George Bauer one day in the summer of 2016 at his home in Lees Summit, Missouri. But despite the itch to explore and research his family’s history, Bauer had no solid …

Senior crisis hotline takes hundreds of calls since November

After the suicide of an elderly veteran in Bellmore roughly four months ago, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and the Long Island Crisis Center announced the launch of a senior crisis hotline. It began operating on Dec. 1, and since then, over 200 calls have been logged.

Christopher Capece

Multifamily housing is right for Long Island

Since the 1960s, there has been a raging debate about the proper place of multifamily housing on Long Island. Opponents warn of “Queens creep,” implying . . .

Randi Kreiss

Breathing hard, and moisturizing, in northern California

Not every weekly newspaper has a foreign correspondent, and we don’t, either. So, I bring to you, at my expense, a firsthand account of a summer in the wilds of northern California.