Joseph Catrone

Joseph Catrone is the former editor of Farmingdale Observer, Hicksville News, Levittown Tribune and Massapequa Observer.

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Our Lady of Mercy Tops On LI

Voted best private school, best teacher for Spaventa Ask any educator why they do the work that they do and you’re unlikely to hear “recognition” as an answer, but public praise nonetheless acts as reassurance for...

100 Years Of Learning, Family And Faith

The story of St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope School in Westbury is one of both significant progress and steady sameness since its founding in 1918. Now, with their 100th anniversary looming, Paul Clagnaz, the school’s...

Ryder Named Commish, Pending Approval

In what she referred to as “one of the most important appointments that a county executive can make,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced the selection of Patrick Ryder as commissioner of the Nassau County...

Opportunity STEMs From Experience

LI STEM Hub paves way for future innovators Chances are, anyone who’s participated in a conversation about education in the last 10-or-so years has come across the acronym “STEM.” Most know it as shorthand for Science,...

A Truly Impractical New Year’s Eve

For stars of a show whose core values in its seven-year run have been fun, friendship and, of course, laughter, it seems only natural that Impractical Jokers’ Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray and...

Frosted Window Panes And Beer Glasses

Who says beer is the ultimate summer drink? As we reach this time of the year, seasonal winter brews are popping up all over, offering enthusiasts and neophytes alike a welcome respite from the same...

They Robbed Banks And Innocence

What’s perhaps most striking in viewing the 1967 classic Bonnie and Clyde 50 years after it shook up the film industry is not how engaging it remains, but how compelled the viewer feels to root...

Superheroes Off The Field

‘Tis the season of giving, and for every professional athlete who gives 110 percent on the field, there are also a select few who devote time and energy to charitable endeavors off the field. Accomplishments...

Comic Con Swoops Into Long Island

Look, up in the sky! It's Superman and Wonder Woman! It’s not a bird or plane, it’s even better. For the first time in the Justice League’s existence, Comic Con will be making its way to...

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Baby Steps Are Not Enough

October 1, 2017, isn’t that long ago when you think about it. That date is memorable because it was a day when 59 innocent...

Boating Safety Tips For Long Islanders

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board would like to remind residents of responsible boating practices for the 2019 season. “Boater...

Dems Pick County Executive, Comptroller

Nassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs recently announced the endorsement of Legislator Laura Curran for county executive and Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman for...

BOCES Building Dedicated To Billy Joel’s Mother

Nassau BOCES recently renamed the building that houses its music and theatre programs at the Long Island High School for the Arts’ (LIHSA) in...

Birdies For The Brave Offers Military Ticketing

Many PGA TOUR events, including The Barclays, offer complimentary and discount tournament admission for military members: active, reserve, retirees, veterans and dependents. Birdies for...
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