Stop & Shop to buy King Kullen grocery chain

Stop & Shop, the regional chain of more than 400 supermarkets, has agreed to acquire King Kullen, one of Long Island’s oldest chains of food retailers.

Orthodox take plunge at feast of Theophany

The day was unseasonably warm and the sun was shining as parishioners from St. Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Church in Seaford joined those from Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow and St. Andrew …

'Lionhearted' Wantagh boy fights rare form of cancer

A 5-year-old Wantagh boy fighting an aggressive form of terminal cancer appears to have the heart of a lion. The Levittown Fire Department, along with Santa Claus, gathered at Luis Mendez III’s house on Dec. 21 to grant his Christmas wish to see Santa at home.

Sen. Brooks takes reins of vets panel

Long Islanders will move into key committee chairmanships in the State Senate next week, as Democrats prepare to take control of the chamber for only the third time in the past 50 years.

Comptroller slams administrator in audit

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman released an audit on Dec. 20 that was sharply critical of the county Office of the Public Administrator and its former administrator.

Editorial

Challenges ahead for Democratic Senate

As New York Democrats look ahead to two years of majority control of the State Senate — and the Assembly and the governor’s mansion — they should also remember the past and learn from their predecessors’ mistakes.

Scott Brinton

Trump’s border wall math doesn’t add up

At least the federal government’s Santa tracker remained after a partial government shutdown last week, forced by President Trump’s stubborn insistence that Congress allocate $5 billion in funding for his wall to separate the United States and Mexico.

Randi Kreiss

Shut the door on 2018. Nail that sucker shut.

We aren’t so much leaping into the New Year as we are fleeing the old one.