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Long Island native Tara Conry is newsday.com's Nassau community journalist. A Hofstra University communications graduate, most recently she was a local editor for Patch and previously reported for the New York Daily News, Reader's Digest and SmartMoney. She's earned awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Press Club of Long Island and the American Society of Magazine Editors. When not covering Long Island's local communities, Tara enjoys running (often with her Old English Sheepdog by her side), playing soccer and indulging in her love of musical theater.
Adam Goldgell was surrounded by friends, family and colleagues when it was revealed Sunday night that he had come in second in Food Network’s “Restaurant Express” cooking competition.
Although he didn’t win the prize of launching his dream restaurant inside the four-star M Resort in Las Vegas with the role of executive chef, Goldgell, 47, of St. James, did land on his feet.
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You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But what about Wrangler?
Forming a fleet to rival Santa’s reindeers, 30 Jeep Wrangler owners assembled a caravan Saturday afternoon to deliver thousands of toys for children staying at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.
With about an inch of snow on the ground and more coming down, members of Long...Read more »
When Michele Griffith is outside the New York metro area, people know exactly where she’s from as soon as she starts talking.
“They know I’m from Long Island,” says Griffith, 43, a Bellmore resident who grew up in Bethpage.
Griffith and many other Long Islanders possess common speech patterns that people have come to associate with Long Island and the New York metropolitan area.
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Standing on stage at the Uniondale Public Library Wednesday night, Carolyn D. Brown lifted a gold chalice in the air and tipped it over four times, once each to the north, south, east and west. The symbolic gesture, meant to pay homage to African ancestors, was part of the annual Kwanzaa celebration hosted by the Long Island chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
Speaking to...Read more »
Cursing in public, sporting a bathing suit in public and making noise on Sundays are illegal activities in the Village of Laurel Hollow. Violators of these local laws and others could face hefty fines or even jail time.
1. Visibly wearing a bathing suit A good cover-up could keep a person out of jail in Laurel Hollow. Anyone sporting a visible bathing suit or bathing garment on any public...Read more »
The Hess truck is truly “better than ever” in Great River, where local firefighters have created a life-sized version of the popular holiday toy.
Last month, about a dozen members of the Great River Fire Department customized their white 1988 fire truck to resemble a 1989 Hess toy fire truck.
The toy truck that served as the model came from the childhood collection of Second Assistant...Read more »
Gazing at a take on Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” assembled entirely from items headed for the trash, Christian Sikiric, a fourth-grader at Notre Dame School in New Hyde Park, pointed out the items he and 31 of his classmates used to bring the piece to life.
The sky was made of blue labels peeled off water bottles. The stars were the bottoms of egg cartons painted yellow. This version...Read more »