BREAKING NEWS: Elmont man identified

Franklin Square family expresses holiday cheer through lights and donations

For the second year in a row, Robert Destefano has installed festive lights and inflatable characters on his front lawn—this year, including his neighbor’s lawn—along with collecting donations for the St. Jude’s children’s charity, to commemorate the holiday season.

Molloy ready for all challenges

There were many question marks surrounding the Molloy College men’s basketball team entering this season. Head coach Charles Marquardt sought to get a better idea of what he had in his roster, which features nine underclassmen and several new faces, so he made sure not to shy away from scheduling some difficult early tests for his ballclub.

Fast start for Molloy Lady Lions

The Molloy College women’s basketball program seems to be on an upswing, after posting a winning conference record and earning a berth in the East Coast Conference playoffs last winter.

Sewanhaka students compete in County Senior Bowl

Several Sewanhaka Central High School District student athletes participated in the Nassau County Senior Bowl held at Mitchell Field on Nov. 24, Thanksgiving morning. Elmont Memorial High School quarterback Aaron Ruthman was selected as the game’s Most Valuable Offensive Player. District students who were also selected to play in the game along with Ruthman included Jayden Richardson and Lucas Mathieu, also from Elmont Memorial, Floral Park Memorial High School’s Liam Flanagan and Cole Horan, New Hyde Park Memorial High School’s CJ Carrick and Steven Chambers, and Sewanhaka High School’s Jovianni Garcia and Alex Cherry.

Gazzola Fellowship Award for Floral Park teacher

Floral Park Memorial High School English teacher Kaitlyn Mosie received the Gazzola Fellowship Award at the Nassau Region PTA Presidents-Principals Dinner on Nov. 21.


Support small businesses by shopping locally

Once upon a time, holiday shopping was an experience. Folks carved out entire Saturdays or Sundays and headed to their local downtowns to browse through the retail shops. The experience was fun and quaint. You had lunch at the local diner. Then along came the malls.