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LI woman dips into college fund to spread cheer to ill children

Ashley Wade with 5-year-old cancer survivor Nicolas Colucci,

Ashley Wade was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during her senior year at Portledge School in Locust Valley, and spent the last month of 2011 fighting the ailment at Winthrop-University Hospital, unable to get out of bed.

At the height of the holiday season, Wade, who was 17 at the time, received a gingerbread house as a gift from an unknown hospital donor. It was a surprise that changed her...

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Town Focus: A week in the Massapequas

With the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

What do Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin and Joey Buttafuoco have in common?

They've all called the Massapequas home.

Newsday community journalist Tara Conry is spending five days this week exploring the village of Massapequa Park and the unincorporated areas of the Massapequas for our "Town Focus" series.

She'll be speaking with local officials, residents and business owners, sharing...

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