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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

'Lionhearted' Wantagh boy fights rare form of cancer

A 5-year-old Wantagh boy fighting an aggressive form of terminal cancer appears to have the heart of a lion. The Levittown Fire Department, along with Santa Claus, gathered at Luis Mendez III’s house on Dec. 21 to grant his Christmas wish to see Santa at home.

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 …

Randi Kreiss

Shut the door on 2018. Nail that sucker shut.

We aren’t so much leaping into the New Year as we are fleeing the old one.