Vanella's in Oceanside sold to development company

Vanella’s Funeral Chapel, a family-owned business in Oceanside since 1965, was sold to a development company earlier this month, nearly a year after one of its shareholders, who ran the home, was ousted by relatives.

Faculty volleyball tournament supports Relay For Life

Hundreds came out to watch the Oceanside School District’s administrators, teachers and staff compete on the volleyball court during a Relay For Life fundraiser at the high school on May 12.

Nassau D.A. files 14-count indictment against DeMartino

Brian DeMartino, a former dog trainer in Oceanside who is being investigated for alleged animal abuse, was arraigned on May 11 at Nassau County District Court in Hempstead after allegedly violating an order of protection against his girlfriend by sending her threatening text messages. Judge Eileen Goggin set DeMartino’s bail at $100,000 bond — $80,000 in cash.

‘A Monster Calls’ wins Oceanside summer reading contest vote

A hotly contested race in Oceanside reached its explosive conclusion on May 3. And, no, people were not voting for politicians, the budget, or school board members. After a month-long campaign …

Drug awareness efforts persist in wake of more overdoses

“You could ask any police officer, and they’ll tell you that you’re not going to arrest your way out of this,” said Steven Dodge, an Oceanside High School graduate and former drug addict who started the Saving Lives from Addiction through Treatment and Education Project to educate youth about the dangers of substance abuse. “It has to come from every sector of the community. I mean, essentially, that’s what communities are for.”

Oceanside man arrested for driving high

An Oceanside man was arrested on Tuesday morning for driving while high after state police observed him driving erratically in a car that was missing two tires.

Long Islanders demand a ‘sane commute’ at rally

They had all had bad commutes. Doug Goodstein, of Rockville Centre, said he had seen what appeared to be wastewater cascading from the ceiling of Pennsylvania Station on May 3, and recorded video …

Oceanside school, library budgets pass

The Oceanside School District’s $150 million 2017-18 budget easily passed on Tuesday by a vote of 1,202 to 369. Next year’s spending plan — about $2.9 million, or 1.97 percent, larger than the current one — took advantage of its allowable tax levy increase of 2.15 percent.

O’side sanitation election to take place amid controversy

At least three candidates will be vying for one open seat on the Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 Board of Commissioners, as the department’s June 15 election approaches. Oceanside residents …