Paul DiSclafani, a Massapequa resident, is a 2018 Press Club of Long Island award-winning columnist and an Anton Media Group contributor since 2016.
Welcome To Phase 4 Long Island
Congrats, Long Island, we made it to Phase 4. Just don’t get too excited about it.
Column: Back To The Beaches
I’ve been sneaking out of the house and going to the beach during the pandemic. Apparently, I’m not alone, as I have encountered many others with the same idea.
A Return To The Pool
I miss my pool. Let me rephrase that: I miss having a pool in my backyard. As a kid, I was in our pool every hour of every day. But as an adult, when I had one...
The Eagle Has Landed
To better understand man’s greatest achievement, try looking at it without your 2019 eyes. In July of 1969, we were just a few years removed from sending men up into space and returning them safely....
And the Rockets’ Red Glare
A few weeks ago, at a christening in Rockaway for my cousin’s new baby, my Uncle Umberto grabbed me while I was filling my plate with pasta, I mean, salad from the buffet. “Are you coming...
Maybe It’s Time For Community Living
Can anyone out there tell me why we shouldn’t just sell our house and move into a gated community? At our age, we’re no longer doing things ourselves that were required in the homeownership handbook. Now...
Waiting On A Line Is A Way Of Life
Most Long Islanders would agree, there are few places where you don’t have to wait on a line. Everywhere you go, there seems to be someone in front of you. There’s traffic, the Department of...
Goodbye To The Hardware Guy
As we move into summer, it’s time to turn our attention to our outside living areas. Beautiful weather allows us to hose down our outdoor patio furniture and decks, giving everything a nice, clean look. A...
Cashier or Self-Checkout, You Decide
While shopping at Home Depot recently, I noticed a significant change to the store layout, especially at what used to be the cashier checkout area. Although they had installed a handful of self-checkout lanes a...
Planting Fields Foundation Announces 2019 Coe Hall Exhibition
From Pursuit to Patronage: Industries and Ambitions that Influenced the Legacy of Mai Coe This exhibition explores the determination of Mai Coe’s grandfather, Captain Peleg...
NIE—May 10-16, 2017—Health
This Week’s Anton Lesson Plan: Among the topics that get regularly covered in all facets of the newspaper business are stories having to do with...
Hope For Treating COVID-19
Medical science is feverishly working to develop and test treatments for COVID-19.
Traveling With Teenage Grandchildren, Part II
Read Traveling With Teenage Grandchildren, Part I Lyn and I are in a fortunate enough position to have made this proposition to our three grandchildren:...
Shark Angling For Conservation
It seems that bunker and mackerel fish were Long Island sharks’ breakfast of choice, luring in the 280-pound winning thresher shark in this weekend’s...