Oceanside broadcast students learning on their feet

“We’re rolling,” asserted sophomore Noah Scott, who intently monitored a computer screen off-camera at a nearby desk. Dana Hoffman and Angelina DeMonte manned three cameras pointed at Justin Chookasezian and Jessica Jacoby, as they patiently waited for the signal. Scarlett Kahan sat hunched on a chair underneath the camera ready to control the teleprompter.


East Meadow's superwoman

When Dolores Rome prepared for the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce’s recent installation dinner, she grew nervous throughout the evening as she awaited the arrival of her granddaughter.  “Her …

Valley Stream ‘opt-out’ movement mobilizes ahead of testing season

Valley Stream parents, as well as members of the Valley Stream Teachers Association, are actively circulating opt-out forms, posting on social media and sharing fliers around the town to encourage parents to opt their children out of taking statewide tests beginning next week. Last year, the number of students who opted out of taking the English Language Arts and math exams nearly doubled from the prior year.

A Malverne boy and his service dog

Any dog owner can attest to the companionship and happiness a pet can add to a life. But the benefits for Malvernite Terence McKenna, 14, have been life-changing, his family says.

South Side soccer stars join L.I. Hall of Fame

Dina Grossman Case, Traci Sofsian Maier and Kim Conway Haley did it all on the soccer field together. Each was instrumental in South Side High School’s first-ever state championship nearly 30 years …


State must fully fund libraries

For 10 straight years, starting in 2007, New York state has reduced aid to libraries. Now Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to cut another $4 million in library funding in the 2017-18 state budget, due April 1. That is unacceptable.


Lessons learned about Long Island immigrants

Once upon a time, Long Island was known as one big, largely white suburb — but no more. There is no doubt that the face of Long Island is rapidly changing.

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The Changing Face of Long Island

This doctor’s dream took root in Haiti

By the time Mahalia Desruisseaux was 6 or 7 years old, she had already decided that she would be a doctor. The now 46-year-old recalls her frequent trips to the Haitian orphanage run by her father, where her mother was a teacher. She saw firsthand her parents’ desire to help those who are less fortunate, which they passed on to their daughter.

The Changing Face of Long Island

The many blessings of citizenship

The day was picture-perfect. White clouds dotted the blue sky, shading the 75 people who had gathered on the sprawling lawn of President Theodore Roosevelt’s “summer White House,” Sagamore Hill, in Oyster Bay.