Rockville Centre dancer now Nashville Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ veteran

On stage for her first recital with Maple Avenue Dance 23 years ago, 4-year-old Katie Vasilopoulos didn’t exactly dance. Instead, she pointed out the mistakes made by other girls around her.

Long Beach’s top cop to serve as acting city manager

As the City Council searches for a new city manager to succeed Nassau County Comptroller-elect Jack Schnirman, the council is expected on Tuesday to appoint Police Commissioner Mike Tangney acting …

Oceanside parents continue call for more busing

A car struck another young Oceansider last week, adding to the concern among parents over their children’s safety as they walk to school. The accident, which occurred near the intersection of …

Crime

Man arrested for car break-ins after foot chase in Merrick

Police arrested a Brooklyn man for allegedly breaking into a number of vehicles in Merrick after a witness was tipped off by footprints in the snow.

'Danger in disguise'

Forum in East Rockaway aims to educate about dangers of e-cigarette use

“Vaping” is much like smoking, only it’s done with an “electronic cigarette.” It produces no smoke, only water vapor, and is odorless, making it hard for school officials to detect when students are puffing away on their e-cigarettes.

Editorial

Policies alone won't stop sexual harassment

The latest bipartisan issue facing the country is sexual harassment. And it goes beyond politics.

Randi Kreiss

Puppy love touches the heart, and the purse

“Grandma ate rat poison.” That was the text my sister sent to her son. Anguished, he thought of his sick grandmother, who was living alone in Lynbrook. He ran for his car and called my sister on the way.

Alfonse D'Amato

Trump's first year ends where it should have started

The mad dash is on in Washington to enact a tax bill, and at the same time to pass a funding bill to keep the U.S. government open and functioning into the new year. How did we come to such a scrambled situation, in which these major issues are backed up against the clock ticking down toward 2018? As the saying goes, timing is everything.

Op-ed

My holiday spirit? It's complicated.

There’s always that pivotal moment when it’s clear that the holidays have arrived.

Levittown Schools give to families in need

Santa’s elves are working in overdrive this holiday season. Levittown School District students and residents gathered for the annual Adopt-A-Family program on Dec. 11, wrapping hundreds of …

West Hempstead author perseveres following backlash on new book

West Hempstead author Ann Koffsky intended her latest book, “Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor: A Story for Hanukkah,” to instill bravery in children who get vaccinated. When her book was …