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FROM THE PUBLISHER
February is the time to remind each other of the love that fills our hearts. February is an
opportunity to pay attention to those precious hearts.
Women are most vulnerable because our heart is always the “world’s.” We take
care of the special people in our lives — family, husbands, and colleagues — but we
often forget about ourselves. With this issue of the Press, we remind readers that we
must love ourselves enough to pay attention to our hearts. We have printed a special
section on heart health. Read it!
We are delighted to introduce you to our fabulous “covergirl” Beth Stern, who
espouses the love of rescuing animals working as a spokesperson for North Shore
Animal League America.
In our health section, look for the story about long-married couples’ relationship advice
for making the heart grow fonder with the years. To celebrate Valentine’s Day,
we offer stories on setting a romantic scene at home, The A List roundup of hot
date spots, and the story of how jazz legend John Coltrane wrote the seminal
album A Love Supreme on LI.
In business, venerable journalist Jim Bernstein takes us on a tour of the East
Side Access tunnel project that will take the Long Island Rail Road to Grand
Central Terminal for the first time starting in 2022. We also meet ProHealth
Dental CEO Norton Travis.
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To mark the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo mission, we take a look back at Long Island’s leading role in
putting men on the moon.
Our Destination column and Main Dish restaurant profiles spotlight the unique Village of Northport.
Join us for great networking February 28 at our 16th annual Long Island Press Power List party honoring the
region’s most influential leaders at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck.
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Volume 198, No. 2 February 2019
9 THIS MONTH
Suspended Hempstead School Superintendent
Shimon Waronker’s saga
drags on more than a year after the
school board put him on paid leave. 12 COVER
North Shore Animal League America
national spokesperson Beth Stern
talks about her work fostering pets
that need homes. Cover photo by her
husband, Howard Stern. 19 BUSINESS
Our esteemed business reporter takes
a tour of the East Side Access tunnels,
meet ProHealth Dental CEO Travis
Norton, and recalling when LI workers
built the Lunar Module that put men
on the moon 50 years ago this summer.
Couples with decades of marriage
under their belts share their secrets of
long-lasting love, fentanyl is increasingly
a concern in the opioid crisis, and
a special section on heart health.
The 16th annual Long Island Press
Power List is here with a 40-page
insert celebrating the region’s most
influential leaders. 47 FAMILY & EDUCATION
Author KJ Dell’Antonia shares pro tips
on how parents can stay happy amid
the chaos, the No Kill Project aims to
make more furry friends part of the
family, and the De La Salle School’s
lesson in kindness.
How to make a special homemade
Valentine’s Day, inside a beautiful Cold
Spring Harbor estate that was once
an ambassador’s home and is on the
market, a pair of inspirational suite
renovations, and Project Warmth is
here to help. 65 PRESS BUZZ
Our reporters take a deep dive into all
there is to do in downtown Northport
for this month’s Destination column
and Main Dish dining section, and
remembering the time John Coltrane
wrote his epic jazz album A Love
Supreme in Dix Hills.