Heralds bring home the gold at NYPA

The Herald Community Newspapers came up big in the New York Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, taking 15 honors in the statewide competition, for which 184 newspapers submitted …

Stret Whitting, ‘always there to help people,’ dies

Strettle F. Whitting Jr., a former resident of Glen Head and Montauk, died on March 30 in Jensen Beach, F.L. He was 78. Affectionately known as Stret, Whitting owned and operated Whitting Funeral …

Worry over water rates and a corroded water tower

Despite a one-year postponement of New York American Water’s $5 million Glen Head Water Tower Project, residents remain worried about several issues related to their water service. George …

U.S. vet Scott J. Whitting looks back on his years in Vietnam

In the lower section of the Whitting Funeral Home in Glen Head, U.S. Army veteran Scott J. Whitting has a large space to himself. Designed like a ranch-style home, it is decorated with plaques, …

Old Brookville hires counsel after Starbucks rumor spreads

A rumor that a commercial interest of some kind — possibly a Starbucks or other coffee shop — was eyeing new use of a long boarded up gas station building at the corner of Rtes 25A and 107 has …

Stepping Out

Little films hit it big

Short films are having their moment. Some of the best will be screened on Friday, April 28, in Rockville Centre, when the latest edition of Asbury Shorts’ “Short Film Concert” makes its way to Long Island.