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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.
Charlotte Lathrop didn’t plan on outlasting “Captain America” and the hundreds of other polar plungers who charged into Hempstead Harbor in Port Washington Saturday afternoon. But the 17-year-old Port Washington resident found herself lingering in the 30-degree water after everyone else had retreated to the beach because she lost a very important item.
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A North Massapequa family had their hearts broken this Valentine’s Day when their dog, Cody, ran away. But after 13 days without their 8-year-old labradoodle, the Donovans were reunited Thursday with their furry companion.
“It was horrible, like losing a child,” Kerry Donovan, 52, told Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto as he picked up the dog from the town’s animal shelter in Syosset.
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The team at Google has dedicated the “Doodle” on its homepage Thursday to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, who was born 112 years ago today.
Many people know Steinbeck for his novels, including “Of Mice and Men,” “East of Eden,” and “The Grapes of Wrath.” The latter earned him his Pulitzer in 1940. But you may not know that Steinbeck, a California native, also called...Read more »
Wearing scrubs and a stethoscope, Ana Figueroa, 18, of Hampton Bays, attended to her first patient of the day Wednesday -- a fluffy 6-year-old Samoyed named Breezy.
While her classmate, Rachel Gorga, 16, of Manorville, held the dog’s leash and looked at the stopwatch on her iPhone, Figueroa listened to the dog’s breathing.
Measuring a canine’s respiratory rate, pulse, temperature and...Read more »
Siblings Jillian, 11, and Joseph Parrino, 7, of Albertson, started their school winter break on a ski slope in Massachusetts and ended it Sunday at Jones Beach State Park, wearing rubber boots and wading into the water to peer out over East Bay for a look at seals bobbing on the surface."We found four seals,” said Jillian, whose family was among more than 30 people to participate in a seal walk...Read more »
Two teams of small chefs baked treats on Sunday for families who had taken up residence at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.
Sporting aprons and chef hats, Faith Gelford joined six other children to bake strawberry-white-chocolate and blueberry-orange mini muffins with Paula Gottlieb Herman, owner of LilChefs.com. Later, a second group of older kids whipped up chewy cherry bars and...Read more »
With four cameras rolling, fifth-grader Amanda Kleva and sixth-grader Jessica Le took turns adding ingredients to a pot Wednesday while filming a cooking show for Telecare TV in Uniondale.
The students from Our Lady of Lourdes School in West Islip were thinking outside the box as they whipped up a macaroni and cheese that was anything but instant.
The recipe called for two types of pasta,...Read more »
Brandon West wasn’t competing in the Long Island Kickline Association Championships Sunday, but as he sat in the stands at Uniondale High School watching Deer Park High School perform, he was as nervous as the girls on the team.
West, 17, a Sachem North High School senior from Lake Ronkonkoma, was there to cheer on Deer Park sophomore Angela Zabas. He was also waiting to ask her the big question:...Read more »