Always looking up

North Bellmorite finishes ROTC; now he's flying high

Peter Kuzniewski, of North Bellmore, faced a daunting challenge relatively early in his military career. Because of extenuating circumstances, while in flight school and still attending college, he was forced to earn his pilot’s license with only seven weeks of training.

Hurricane horrors

Sandy victims say they paid tens of thousands for work that contractors never did

Hurricane season started on June 1, and for many residents across the South Shore, it brings back haunting memories of the damage Hurricane Sandy left in its wake. Nearly five years afterward, many local homeowners are still recovering — emotionally and financially.

The LIRR’s mitigation plan during summer repairs

Anticipating harsh commuting delays while infrastructure repairs are made this summer, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released an extensive alternate transportation plan for Long Island Rail Road commuters on June 12.

Shining a light for those with special needs

“There’s a certain feel that people get when they walk in,” Martin Brull said of the Shine A Light Music Series, which returns to Cannon’s Blackthorn in Rockville Centre on Friday. “They immediately understand that this is more of a homegrown show than something put on by one of the larger promoters.”

Kennedy alumnus confirmed to state’s highest court

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday nominated Justice Paul Feinman, a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and openly gay associate justice at the State Supreme Court, to serve as an associate judge on the state Court of Appeals.

Residents oppose plan to demolish 19th century house

Despite several Rockville Centre residents’ calls to preserve a historic 19th century home at the top of an expansive Hempstead Avenue hill, the structure will likely be knocked down.

Editorial

Be smart by being ready for a hurricane

On June 1, which marked the beginning of hurricane season, Long Island residents in the know began preparing for the worst while hoping for the best.

Mark your calendar

Scott Brinton

Pushing 50 and still running strong

A childhood friend recently posted a black-and-white snapshot on Facebook of our middle school cross-country team, a ragtag collection of 30 boys . . .

Randi Kreiss

The court makes it official: Words can kill

Three years ago next month, an 18-year-old Massachusetts boy drove himself to a Kmart parking lot and hooked up a pump that released carbon monoxide into the cab of his truck. At one point, he had second thoughts about killing himself, but . . .