When a brother’s love becomes a death knell

On Sept. 11, 2001, New York City Police Detective Joe Paolillo arrived at the World Trade Center right after the north tower collapsed. Joe’s first thought, his wife Josephine said, was …

Local teen set to take NASCAR by storm

John and Stacey Bromante’s Locust Valley home has a fountain and koi pond in front, and a large pool and half a basketball court in the backyard. What really sets it apart, though, is its basement, …

The son of a mayor and a leader on the rise

Chase Serota has been a part of local politics from childhood. As the son of Daniel Serota, the mayor of Brookville since 2012, Chase attended village trustee meetings as early as 12 years old. Being …

Saladino gives ‘State of Town’ address

Dozens of Oyster Bay residents gathered at Town Hall to hear Supervisor Joseph Saladino deliver his third annual State of the Town address on Tuesday. The speech, which highlighted the town’s work …

With mural, artist will share her passion for Bayville

As two lifeguards chat, a little boy, pail in hand, looks toward the Long Island Sound, a masterfully created sandcastle nearby. A small tent displaying an American flag could belong to any of the …

Bayville's Tommy Sheehan lives his dream appearing on “Survivor”

Will Bayville’s Tommy Sheehan survive on “Survivor?” Viewers will have to wait until Sept. 25’s season opener on CBS because even Sheehan won’t say. In order to be a champion, the …

Reeling in the snappers under Bayville skies

Down on West Harbor Beach’s docks on Saturday, the fish were running and the “next generation” of kids were out in force, as residents of the Bayville community rekindled their …

Scott Brinton

I’ll fess up: Texas surprised me

Stereotypes of Texans had swirled in the back of my mind for the longest time. I never confronted them. I never had to. I can’t recall ever meeting a Texan until last weekend. Now that I have . . .

Editorial

A call for one water system for Long Island

For the past two summers, New York American Water customers on the north and south shores have been incensed by their rapidly rising water bills. On Aug. 14, a report by the Farmingdale-based advocacy group Citizens Campaign for the Environment confirmed what they already knew . . .

Editorial

Be prepared for the next Big One

In the movie “Jaws,” Amity Mayor Larry Vaughn said, “You yell ‘Barracuda!’ and everyone says, ‘Huh?’ You yell ‘Shark!’ and we’ve got a panic on our hands.” The same could be said of hurricanes.

Scott Brinton

The gritty beauty of the organic farm

I remember hiking in 90-degree heat on a dusty but paved road, past fields of fruit trees and vegetable plants. Suddenly, my father-in-law pointed and said in Bulgarian that we should turn into a thicket.