Oceanside author Stephanie DeCarolis set to release "The Perfect Sister"

Oceanside resident Stephanie DeCarolis is ready to captivate readers with her latest psychological thriller, “The Perfect Sister,” slated for release by Ballantine Books on July 16. The book …

He’s a Joe of all trades

Joe "Ponte" Pontecorvo, a figure in Oceanside, Island Park, and Long Beach, was honored by the Oceanside Kiwanis Club with the Legion of Merit lapel pin and certificate. Pontecorvo's contributions span over 15 years with local Kiwanis clubs and roles in real estate, government, and numerous volunteer positions.

Photos: Island Park Springs in to Greek culture

The third annual Panaghia of Island Park Greek Orthodox Church Spring Fest was a rounding success this past weekend from May 16 to 19. On the menu were Greek staples such as gyros, chicken …

Mount Sinai South Nassau golf outing raises $800K

Mount Sinai South Nassau's 40th Annual Golf Outing sets fundraising record with over $800,000. Proceeds support hospital expansion, cancer patient care, and programs like the free "Cold Cap"

Oceanside captures Class AAA championship

Senior catcher Sophie Nesturrick had the best seat in the house Memorial Day weekend as Oceanside captured its first Nassau County softball championship since 2015. The third-seeded Sailors got …

Paul Engel provides support and healing with group therapy

Oceanside resident and clinical social worker Paul Engel will be facilitating an eight-week-long group therapy session called “Healing from Emotional Anger and Relational Trauma”. The sessions …


Wishing for some of that World War II-era wisdom

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a forum on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, hosted by Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, which is directed by former U.S. Rep. Steve Israel.


Recapturing times gone by in politics

Everyone agrees that there is a massive lack of bipartisanship in today’s political arena. Washington, D.C., is the poster child for warfare between Democrats and Republicans. Which is why my recent trip to Albany was a throwback to times gone by. I refer specifically to an event known as the Pilots Dinner.


Our public schools deserve better

After months of contentious budget negotiations, the State Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul recently agreed to a historic $237 billion state spending plan.


125 years of Nassau County: Much history to celebrate, much more work to preserve it.

Nassau County turned 125 earlier this year, and an eclectic grouping of politicians, artists and celebrities celebrated with the clinking of glasses at The Lannin catering hall at Eisenhower Park in …