Seaford girl raises funds to fight diabetes in honor of grandfather

Diya Hathiramani, 7, is unlike most children when it comes to celebrating birthdays. Instead of hosting a party with cake, balloons and gifts, Seaford residents Diya and her mom, Pooja Hathiramani, …

Holy Trinity celebrates feast of Pentecost with primate

With deep piety, elaborate pageantry and sumptuous music, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, in East Meadow, welcomed His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon (Mollard), the primate of the Orthodox Church in …

Wantagh synagogue dedicates fourth Torah

A fourth Torah — the Jewish scripture containing the books of Mosaic Law — was dedicated at Congregation Beth Tikvah in Wantagh on June 9. The new Torah entered the sanctuary under a …

State unveils ambitious plan for Bethpage toxic plume

Hundreds of people gathered in the auditorium at Bethpage High School on June 11 to learn about the ambitious proposal by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to contain and …

No longer just a Seaford Girl Scout

Seaford High School sophomore Madeline Kollar’s lifelong participation in Girl Scouts recently reached its peak with the 16-year-old’s selection as a national delegate for Girl Scouts …

Editorial

Newspapers’ existential crisis

In 1996, Hewlett House was a dilapidated farmhouse, long empty and fast rotting. The Hewlett-Woodmere School District, which owned it, planned to demolish the 300-year-old structure to make way for a parking lot. Then the Nassau Herald started reporting on the historic home’s plight.

Op-Ed

Multifamily housing caught in its own ‘Groundhog Day’

Remember Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day”? He played a TV reporter repeating Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pa., again and again. I often feel the same when I look back at my 20 years of public meetings and debates about multifamily housing’s effects on Long Island schools.