Part I

Coming out

For 22-year-old Nick Dantuono, telling his mother he was gay four years ago made for a very interesting Christmas. Although the Seaford native said he knew he was gay long before he told his …

Part II

Confronting tradition

When Leana Silipo, 23, visited a friend in Valley Stream, she wasn’t expecting to step outside to find her car splattered with half a dozen egg yolks. Although she brushed off the incident, …

School News

Ringing in the holidays at St. William the Abbot

Christmas arrived early this year! Dozens of families, parishioners and students from the Seaford community ventured out to the holiday craft fair at St. William the Abbot Catholic School on Jackson …

Guarding a border far from home

William Hoehn was relaxing in his small Seaford home when he received his draft letter. “We want you!” was stamped in big letters across the envelope. It was 1966 — the height of …

When two become one

After 68 years of hosting religious services, Temple Emanu-El of East Meadow will merge its synagogue with Temple B’Nai Torah in Wantagh.  The early stages of the merger have already …

Neighbors in the News

Seaford’s Steven Gaebler named King of Queens

Partner Steven G. Gaebler, of Seaford, was honored by Schneps Communications, publishers of the Courier chain of newspapers, as one of the 2017 Kings of Queens. The Kings of Queens award …

Bringing in the beats

When Nick Liuzzi, 18, turned his love of music into a serious endeavor, he knew he had to get creative. With the help of friends, the Seaford native decluttered his family’s garage, brought in …

School News

Harbor School road project is complete at last

It has been a long and winding road for the Seaford School District in constructing an emergency access route at Harbor Elementary School. After decades of back-and-forth negotiations, and …

Neighbors

Seaford Scout earns his Eagle rank

Andrew Saulpaugh’s scouting career has spanned more than a decade, and it ended with him achieving the highest honor. Saulpaugh, of Seaford, officially became an Eagle Scout at a Court of …

Brooks: Mental health crisis is real, State senator to host educational forum Dec. 8

A businessman who can’t stop popping pills, an old woman who calls a park bench her home and a veteran who never leaves her home are all fighting their own battles, one might say. However, State Sen. John Brooks, of Seaford, is looking to prove how mental health is the one umbrella under which a variety of issues must be addressed.

A Hanukkah greeting from Rabbi Moshe Weisblum

Dear friends, On Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, Jews in America, Israel and around the world will come together to light the first candle of Hanukkah — the Festival of Lights. At its heart, …