Celebrity chef to ‘revive’ positive TV

Celebrity chef Jonathan Scinto — better known as Chef Jonathan — is putting Long Island families on television worldwide. Currently in production, the first season of “Family Kitchen Revival” will feature eight local families, each sharing their stories of hardship. During a day with the chef, the families will prepare a meal for community members who lent them support.

A rollicking good time at the 50th annual Huckleberry Frolic in East Rockaway

As students from the School of Rock performed on the main stage last Saturday, hundreds of residents buzzed about East Rockaway’s Memorial Park, taking in the 50th annual Huckleberry Frolic. Some sang along with the band, while others browsed the dozens of tables set up by vendors or enjoyed the many games and rides on a sun-soaked afternoon.

Is clean water in sight for Crescent Beach?

Crescent Beach’s public accessibility — or lack of it — has been a source of frustration for many Glen Covers for the past decade. The beach was closed in 2009 due to bacterial contaminants in …

Promoting volunteerism

Lakeview Fire Department celebrates 110 years, hosts 4th Battalion Parade

Twelve men met in 1909 at the Shon Grocery Store, at the corner of Colonial Road and Brooklyn Avenue (now Woodfield Road), to organize the Lakeview Hook and Ladder Company. Funds were raised through …

East Meadow rolls to L.I. title

The instant Juliana Sanzone’s bat made contact in the top of the first inning of last Friday night’s Long Island Class AA championship softball game, she knew when the ball finally landed East Meadow would have the early lead against Commack.

Brianna’s Law passes in state Senate

The state Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation on May 16 that it hopes will help prevent boating tragedies on New York waterways. Senator John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford, sponsored the …

East Norwich Junior Firefighters celebrate 25 years

The East Norwich Junior Firefighters marked their 25-year anniversary last Saturday. To celebrate, the installation of officers was held at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville instead of at the …

Victorian shop going strong at 25

Over the past 25 years, the Olde Towne Garden — a Victorian gift shop filled with garden treasures and Irish imports — has become a fixture on Wantagh Avenue. The shop, in a house with …

Editorial

It’s nearly summer! Safety first!

Friday, June 21 is the official start of summer. The season should be a time of joy, spent hanging out at the beach and barbecuing in the backyard. Too often, however . . .

Op-Ed

The state can’t afford to scare off investors

Economic growth, new tax revenue and the means to attract new businesses to the region are all built on the idea that New York state actually welcomes investment. In the state capital, in the wake of the failed Amazon headquarters deal, that simple assumption continues to be shredded.

Randi Kreiss

Jump on board for summer reading jaunt

I’m offering a ticket to ride. This summer, if you can’t actually get away, if you can’t relocate your body to a distant shore, then at least think about relocating your mind. Reading, we know, is our escape from reality . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

The immigration crisis needs real leadership

The past few weeks have generated a swirl of news on the seemingly never-ending issue of immigration. Not much of that news has been good, and some of the actions taken in Washington have been downright unproductive.