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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.
A mobile phone video of a Garden City police officer threatening to ticket a man for washing his car in the driveway of his home last month has gotten more than a half million views on YouTube.
Jonathan Schmidt, 24, of Garden City, was inside his Hawthorne Road home, which his grandmother owns, while his longtime friend, Peter Bueno, was in the driveway getting ready to detail a 1997 Volkswagen...Read more »
When Nancy Moniodes arrived at the Bellmore movie theater Monday night, she thought she was there to help set up for a Christmas party. That was the cover members of the local chamber of commerce used to get Moniodes and her husband, James, there. But when they stepped inside, the couple was greeted by more than 100 people showering them with applause.
"I didn't know what was going on,"...Read more »
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.
After filming...Read more »
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.
Among...Read more »
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 »