Missing Atlantic Beach paddle boarder body found

A search that began a few hours after Atlantic Beach resident Gary Turkel was reported missing after going paddle boarding last Sunday ended on Friday morning when Turkel’s body was found by a tugboat crew at 7 a.m., about 30 miles off shore.

LBHS play resonates after Orlando tragedy

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, students at Long Beach High School staged “The Laramie Project” last week, a play that focuses on the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who was murdered in 1998, and the community’s reaction to the killing.

Belmont Development

Community reacts to Belmont proposal

Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s …

Malverne pastor steps down

The Rev. Frank Parisi, the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malverne for the past 11 years, announced in an open letter to parishioners last weekend that he had been accused of “inappropriate behavior with a minor” in an incident that occurred just over 20 years ago.

Rockville Centre honors its heroes

Drivers on Maple Avenue will know the heroes of Rockville Centre. On June 14, the village unveiled a new Avenue of Heroes street sign. Maple Avenue is home to the Fire Department, the Police …

School News

Just a 'General' graduation for the class of '16

Seniors from MacArthur High School — 329 of them — were draped in regal blue and walked across the Hofstra University stage on June 18 to receive their high school diplomas. Crowds of parents, siblings, teachers, administrators and staff filled the arena while they watched in support.

Saying goodbye to St. Agnes

Sister Kathleen Carlin is leaving her position as principal of St. Agnes Cathedral School, a job she has held for nearly 40 years. When she first started, people told her she wasn’t going to …

Taking another look at FEMA

It has been a confusing and frustrating three and a half years since Hurricane Sandy for many homeowners who had flood insurance when the storm hit. The expectation was that since they had paid for …

Solar Impulse 2 at JFK

Local Island Park photographer Joseph Abate was one of only two newspaper photographers at an incredible event, and he was excited to share his photos with our readers.  The Solar Impulse 2 is …

Lynbrook biker killed in Maine crash

A Lynbrook man who loved to “live in the moment” was killed on June 13 after he lost control of his motorcycle while swerving to avoid a turning vehicle on Route 111 in Alfred, Maine.