Investors Buy Long-Islander Newspaper
The Long-Islander newspaper, founded in 1838 by poet Walt Whitman, has been sold to a group of Huntington investors.
On its website, the newspaper said a group headed by James V. Kelly, of Huntington, CEO of JVKellyGroup, Inc., had acquired the paper, which also publishes the Half Hollow Hills Newspaper and The Record newspaper.
Back in January, a Washington, D.C.-based investment company had agreed to buy the paper, but the deal had fallen through.
Michael Schenkler, a Port Washington North trustee, had served as publisher. He is listed as publisher and editor in chief of Queens Tribune.
The North Shore restaurant landscape is changing once again. La Pace with Chef Michael, a beloved Glen Cove restaurant, closed after 30 years.
Its shuttering comes on the heels of the closing of Canterbury Ales, a mainstay of Huntington village for more than 36 years. Owner Billy Heist said he closed the restaurant in part because of the economic slowdown.
But you can still get a bottle of red and a bottle of white at Syosset-based Christiano's for the time being. New owners recently announced they are postponing plans to close the iconic Italian joint made famous in Billy Joel's "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant."
"As of now it's staying as Christiano's," said Manager Amy Sierra.
All eyes were in Syosset this week. The school district named Dr. Ronald L. Friedman, a former Great Neck educator as its interim superintendent.
He takes over for the retiring superintendent, Dr. Carole Hankin, whose salary of more than $400,000 brought both criticism and support.
Meanwhile, the district selected the executive search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates to assist with its search for a permanent superintendent.
Douglaston Gets Greener
An overgrown trail in Douglaston now offers scenic views to Little Neck Bay.
The bay had been littered with overgrown brush, illegal dumping and debris from people who congregated in the area, according to Tom Pinto, president of the Doug-Bay Manor Civic Association.
“Now, it’s a nice little trail to the waterfront,” he said.