Part I

Coming out

For 22-year-old Nick Dantuono, telling his mother he was gay four years ago made for a very interesting Christmas. Although the Seaford native said he knew he was gay long before he told his …

Part II

Confronting tradition

When Leana Silipo, 23, visited a friend in Valley Stream, she wasn’t expecting to step outside to find her car splattered with half a dozen egg yolks. Although she brushed off the incident, …

Part III

Coming to terms with his sexuality

Brian Stieglitz could never quite understand his obsession with the number three. He would avoid gathering in groups of three, could never say the number out loud and denounced trios of any …

Neighbors

Hot Chocolate Run a hit in Seaford

Hundreds of runners and walkers hit the streets of Seaford on Dec. 2 for the 14th annual Hot Chocolate Run. The Seaford Wellness Council, an organization that supports dozens of community projects, …

School News

Tania Cintorino named Seaford High School’s Teacher of the Year

The Seaford School District would like to congratulate English Teacher Tania Cintorino for being selected as this year’s High School Teacher of the Year earlier this month. Cintorino is a …

Neighbors in the News

Seaford’s Steven Gaebler named King of Queens

Partner Steven G. Gaebler, of Seaford, was honored by Schneps Communications, publishers of the Courier chain of newspapers, as one of the 2017 Kings of Queens. The Kings of Queens award …

Seaford captures Long Island championship

During the last practice of the season Thanksgiving morning, Seaford football head coach Rob Perpall loosened the mood by dressing up as Santa Claus and giving each of his players a Viking-themed blanket as a present.

School News

Ringing in the holidays at St. William the Abbot

Christmas arrived early this year! Dozens of families, parishioners and students from the Seaford community ventured out to the holiday craft fair at St. William the Abbot Catholic School on Jackson …

Editorial

Find peace through understanding this holiday season

In Arabic-speaking and predominantly Muslim parts of the world, Christmas is known as Eid al Milad, or the Festival of the Birthday, referring to the birth of Christ. Although not an essential part of Muslim tradition . . .

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A Hanukkah greeting from Rabbi Moshe Weisblum

Dear friends, On Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, Jews in America, Israel and around the world will come together to light the first candle of Hanukkah — the Festival of Lights. At its heart, …