Sloth business under scrutiny once again

East Rockaway resident Larry Wallach opened a petting zoo he called Sloth Encounters in Suffolk County’s Town of Islip, where he houses and offers his pet sloths — the notoriously slow-moving, long-clawed mammals indigenous to the rainforests of Central and South America. Since opening his doors earlier this year, Wallach has faced severe public backlash from wildlife and animal activists, concerned neighbors, and now Islip town officials.

Clarke holds off East Rockaway

Don’t count on seeing any field goals or extra-point kicks for Clarke’s football team as long as head coach Kevin O’Hagan is working the sideline. When the Rams score, …

East Rockaway's historic Denton Homestead up for sale

The Denton Homestead, at 60 Denton Ave. in East Rockaway, is a historic landmark that has been there for more than 200 years. This homestead will soon hit the auction block, according to a notice of sale issued by the Nassau County Supreme Court.

Young tennis star wins award

It was more than Lynbrook High tennis player Cooper Schorr’s forehand or serve that caught the attention of the USTA. The sophomore student-athlete with a positive attitude and genuine joy for the sport was recognized by the USTA with an award for outstanding sportsmanship—demonstrating a high level of respect and compassion for fellow competitors and teammates.

Living out his dreams on-air

On Thursday, Sept. 1, after press time, A.J. Rovner will be in the Ross-Ade Stadium press box at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, to deliver the college football play-by-play and color commentary for the season opener against Penn State.


Our national spirit shouldn’t fade on July 5

It has been called both the physical and symbolic heart of our democracy, located within the very walls where our elected representatives in Washington make our country’s most important decisions. The Capitol Rotunda . . .


Abortion, the high court and the people

Issues of life and death, liberty, justice and freedom call for citizen involvement. We should have strong opinions about such topics.


Long Island students’ resources depend on race

A report just published by ERASE Racism explores how equitably educational resources are available across school districts on Long Island . . .

Randi Kreiss

Taking to the air is no flight of fancy

If you have fond memories of flying someplace for summer fun, well, you can just wipe that fantasy out of your head.