Allyson Mestel-Schapira: 'Brought joy to anybody she encountered'
A speech pathologist at PS 229 in Woodside, Mestel-Schapira was known for organizing birthday celebrations and social outings.
Edgar Ednalino: Pediatrician had a love for music
Accomplished on the piano, guitar and vocals, he enjoyed emulating the Beatles and Patsy Cline and making those around him happy.
Boozy sundaes, ice cream sandwiches debut at LI eatery
Try the Birthday Buzz (cake-batter-vodka-martini ice cream topped with Prosecco and sprinkles) or the Day Drinker (mango-margarita sorbet and raspberry-limoncello sorbet topped with Prosecco and fruit gummies).
Richard Passman: Aerospace engineer was known as a 'Renaissance man'
He played baseball and golf — and the piano — painted still lifes and co-authored a book about the record-breaking X-15 aircraft and its test pilots.
Nonprofits stretch efforts to keep hunger at bay as COVID-19 spreads
Local groups that redistribute surplus donations from restaurants, grocery stores and farms are redoubling their efforts as demand spikes.
Worshippers turning to social media to keep the faith
Churches and synagogues set up chat groups, stream services, text and Skype with congregations as they avoid services to help avoid spreading coronavirus.
Remote learning comes to LI schools
Experts say that distance learning cannot replace what happens in the classroom, but it helps to keep continuity of instruction going.
MTA tells lawmakers LIRR improvements, repairs on track
A reorganization of the MTA is expected to save hundreds of millions of dollars, and a recently approved capital program will invest $51.5 billion in infrastructure. But legislators had questions.
Evan Roberts started talking sports in his LI bedroom. Now he hosts afternoon drive on WFAN.
Evan Roberts went from doing sports talk in his bedroom as a boy in Woodmere to now being an afternoon drive time host on WFAN
Five lawsuits later, golf club owners stay on plan to build homes
Five lawsuits have so far been filed in the battle over a proposal by the owners of Woodmere Club, who want to build nearly 300 homes on the property.