When I was a community news reporter, I wrote several stories about veterans, most of whom served in World War II. Some were grand marshals of parades, others were new recipients of medals or honors, and a few were featured in film documentaries and books. In telling their stories, I discovered something that united many of them.
There’s something about the way Gail Neuman explains how she constructs a sculpture that inspires a likeness to an architect detailing blueprints for a building.
Edward Jimenez had flown in from Southern California to play his trumpet in midtown Manhattan, and I had just crossed the street from Central Park when our paths crossed.
Glen Cove resident Ashley Harding discovered she is the first golfer at Kellenberg Memorial High School to win an individual state championship after reading about her achievement on the school’s website.
Carol Silva is no stranger to parades. The longtime News 12 Long Island anchor used to stand along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan with her Irish mother for many St. Patrick’s Day parades while growing up in Hicksville. As a
Rick Evrard’s enduring childhood memories of Mike Francesa are the outside jump shots the future radio star repeatedly hit on basketball courts at Nevada and Brookline avenues.
Fresh from the “I Worked on Wall Street But It Left Me Unfulfilled” file, meet Ian Linde, late of the $40 billion Jeffries Group and a successful equity trader with Lehman Brothers-Barclays before that.
The state’s Start-Up NY program may be a bit of a dud, but that hasn’t slowed the pace of other university-based programs that seek to support and commercialize innovation from students, staff and the region’s sundry entrepreneurs.
Hewlett girls’ track captured a fourth consecutive Nassau Class AA spring title, racking up 125 points to runner-up Manhasset’s 90 while scoring a county record 98 points in five of six field events.
Strong pitching and capitalizing on errors defined East Meadow’s 5-2 win over host Baldwin that completed a three-game sweep of their Conference AA2 baseball rival on April 18.
Jackie Hughes has already helped Hewlett girls’ lacrosse exceed its win total from last year’s 3-12 season that ended with a first-round playoff defeat.
The good news for East Meadow girls basketball (9-5 overall, 6-1 in Conference AA-II) is that four of its final five regular-season games are against league teams they previously beat. The downside is four games are away.
Oceanside wrestlers must learn and improve consistently to win a conference crown for the program’s first time since 2004, said coach Julio Flores.