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With the sun beating down at mid-morning, a girls’ cross-country team was recently running up and down the half-mile-long hill on the south side of the Town of Hempstead’s Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick, sweating profusely and breathing hard in the 90-degree-plus heat. Taking it all in from the side of the seashell-coated path was a red fox –– yes, a red fox –– which stood in the shade, motionless and silent, panting continuously, its eyes half-shut. The runners appeared unfazed by its presence. more
At the second meeting to discuss the Rebuild by Design program to make Mill River more storm-resilient, citizens brainstormed ways to involve the surrounding communities, and the design team reported … more
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced new legislation on Aug. 10 aimed at helping firefighters across New York state combat cancer, which frequently affects those in the emergency services sector. … more
They say write about what you know. Island Park author B. K. Berrell took bits and pieces of his real life and wove them into a suspenseful story. That story, titled “A Tightening Noose,” has … more
The shooting death of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from afternoon prayer on Aug. 13 in Ozone Park has left Long Island Muslims grief-stricken. While some leaders of local mosques fear that the incident — which activist groups say should be investigated as a hate crime — could lead to more violence against Muslims, they noted that they would continue... more
When you think about it, there are very few opportunities to play a key role in a major, internationally televised sporting event when you aren’t the featured athlete. One of those rarities exists at the U.S. Open. more
Actors John Turturro, Susan Sarandon and Bobby Cannavale were in Long Beach earlier this week shooting scenes for a new film that is reportedly a spin-off of the 1998 Coen brothers' classic … more
Betty Pilnik, Paula Goldberg and Sharyn and Ira Hochhauser were honored for their dedication and commitment to Hadassah the Oceanside chapter’s Annual Summer Tribute Dinner at the Oceanside Jewish … more
Life-long Oceanside resident and Oceanside Fire Department member Steven Klein was recently elected as 1st Vice President of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) at the … more
Over 100 parishioners of St. Anthony’s Church came out for third annual Outdoor Movie Night sponsored by the St. Anthony’s Fathers Club. The movie featured on July 22 was Zootopia. The Fathers … more
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