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David Reich-Hale is an online community news editor. He was previously an associate editorial director at Patch.com, where he oversaw the editorial and business operation of the company's New York sites. Prior to that, he was the editor of Long Island Business News, and before that he held positions with American Banker/Thomson Financial and National Underwriter. Reich-Hale has been an adjunct professor at Hofstra and graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a journalism degree. He is from Trumbull, Connecticut.
The second round of Newsday's "That's SO Long Island" competition concludes at 5 p.m. today, so before we crown our final 16, jump in and vote.
Funny men Billy Crystal, of Long Beach, and Jerry Seinfeld, a Massapequa High School graduate, are locked in a close battle, with less than 100 votes separating the comedians.
Barring a miraculous comeback, wrestling hero Mick Foley and "Frozen"...Read more »
A rainy Fourth of July weather forecast is dampening Independence Day plans on Long Island.
The Port Jefferson fireworks show, which had been set to go off on Friday night, has been moved to Saturday.
Meanwhile, Glen Cove has revised its holiday weekend schedule. Tonight's Downtown Sounds concert will take place at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine.
The Northwinds Symphonic Band concert...Read more »
Hospital site zoning change on agenda
Amityville trustees will hold a public hearing next month on a change of zone for the Brunswick Hospital site that would allow for a mix of retail and housing.
The 7.67-acre site is near the village's north entrance. The hospital closed in 2005 and village officials have said they are eager to see redevelopment.
Current regulations...Read more »
Richard Brennan has vivid memories of his time at Desert Storm, including Highway 80, the Highway of Death, which ran between Kuwait and Iraq.
"There were bodies all over that," said Brennan, 74, who was a platoon sergeant in Desert Storm from September 1990 to March 1991.
Nearly a quarter century later, Brennan said Memorial Day brings back many memories, some positive, some less...Read more »
The latest top 10 beach list has been released just in time for Memorial Day weekend and it includes -- none from Long Island.
Before anyone gets their boogie boards in a bunch, relax, the list's author, Dr. Beach, explains that once a beach reaches the top spot in the annual Dr. Beach ranking, it no longer qualifies for the list.
Coopers Beach in Southampton and Main Beach in...Read more »
Eighty-seven years ago today, Charles Lindbergh lifted off at 7:52 a.m. from Roosevelt Field and made history, completing the first solo nonstop trans-Atlantic flight.
The 25-year old accomplished the flight alone in a silver monoplane -- the Spirit of St. Louis.
Lindbergh would land in Paris a day later, on May 21, 1927, successfully completing a flight that lasted 33 hours, 30 minutes...Read more »
A cloudy forecast has led to the cancellation of a Saturn viewing program Friday night that had been scheduled by a local astronomy group.
The Amateur Observers' Society of New York had planned an event at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach to celebrate the ringed planet.
Saturn will line up in opposition this weekend, which means the sun, Earth and Saturn are directly...Read more »
Meryl Ain’s mom seemed to be in perfectly good health when an aggressive form of cancer took hold.
Within months, on Nov. 3, 2006, Ain’s mother was gone, stunning the author and educator who had lost her father only a year earlier.
“I had a very difficult time, and people kept telling me I needed closure,” said Ain, of Commack. “I came to the conclusion that there is no closure.”
But...Read more »