Levittown’s Gillis hits 1,000

Senior point guard Madison Gillis is poised to make Division Avenue High School basketball history, after passing the 1,000-point career mark in dramatic fashion on Jan. 5. Gillis, who is in her …

Seaford’s Botti is named conference's top soccer coach

Seaford High School’s girls’ varsity soccer coach, Kenneth Botti, 37, fell in love with the sport as a child, and he has never looked back. Botti’s passion is clearly evident to his …

Refuge is 'last hope' for cats

It’s no secret that stray and feral cats seem to be in abundance on Long Island. Seaford resident John Debacker, 25, a volunteer cat trapper for several local animal shelters and rescue facilities, …

Astronaut gives audience taste of space flight

Imagine sitting in a relatively small plane attached to a large tube, listening to a countdown, at the end of which two huge rockets ignite, creating 6 billion pounds of thrust and hurtling the plane …

Orthodox take plunge at feast of Theophany

The day was unseasonably warm and the sun was shining as parishioners from St. Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Church in Seaford joined those from Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow and St. Andrew …

A modest proposal to trim America’s fat

We don’t need the KGB, ISIS terrorists or Chinese hackers to threaten our lives. No way. We Americans are doing a pretty good job of killing ourselves. According to a 30-year study published in The …

State must do right by mental health patients

Society has long looked down on mental health patients, according to Andrew Malekoff, executive director of the Roslyn Heights-based North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center. So it has been all too …