Franklin Square's Vilchez much more than a pitcher

Rebecca Vilchez really hates to lose. It’s not surprising, then, that the 2016 H. Frank Carey graduate has carved out an impressive space for herself on SUNY Oswego’s softball team.Last …

New York celebrates Haitian Unity Day

New York State officials gathered in Albany to honor Haitian Unity Day and stand in solidarity with Haitian-Americans on May 7. This is the fifth year that New York has celebrated Haitian Unity Day, …

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Report: Haiti still precarious

The seventh and final part in this Herald series.Stephane Casseus was all of 11 years old when the earth suddenly shook and split in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the nation’s capital, on Jan. 12, …

Elmont native Greg Senat reaches NFL

Surrounded by family, friends and television screens inside a rented Manhattan restaurant, Elmont’s Greg Senat saw his longtime dream of making it to the NFL come true on April 28. Despite …

Franklin Square couple raises puppies for the disabled

Franklin Square residents Florence and John Scarinci love dogs. Not just any dogs, though. They are particu-larly fond of ser-vice dogs.The Scarincis are “puppy raisers” for Canine …

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.