6 LONGISLANDPRESS.COM • AUGUST 2019
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Fading into the sunset are the long, lazy days of summer. It feels like school
just got out and yet here we are talking about another exciting back-to-school
season full of promising new starts.
August is one my favorite months of the year. I love Long Island’s beaches,
the pink sunsets, and the excitement that grows as school gets closer. August
is also our Back-to-School edition, and inside you’ll find stories on how to
advocate for your child in school, the nonprofit Helping Hand Foundation’s
scholarships, the Stuff-A-Bus program, and an interview with Farmingdale
State College President Dr. John Nader.
Celebrate what’s left of summer with World Cup-winning U.S. Women’s
National Soccer Team champions Allie Long and Crystal Dunn, two Long
Islanders adorning the cover and sharing their inspirational story inside
You’ll also find insightful stories on a new company opening a fresh produce
shipping route between Connecticut and Long Island, the CBD trend, and the
brewing fight over a proposed mixed-use development in Manhasset.
But before packing those backpacks, make sure to join the summery pilgrimage to Montauk, the subject of
this month’s Destinations column and Main Dish dining section.
And as always, don’t forget to like Long Island Press on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and sign
up for our twice-weekly eblasts rounding up everything for you on the updated-daily longislandpress.com
Enjoy these last days of summer!
8 THIS MONTH
Hempstead education reformers urge
the governor to sign a bill creating
an oversight panel for their troubled
school district. And a wild horse rescue
advocacy group celebrates a victory
in their fight to save mustangs.
12 COVER FEATURE
Allie Long and Crystal Dunn — two
U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
members from Long Island — celebrate
their recent World Cup victory.
16 GUEST COLUMNS
Nassau County Executive Laura
Curran touts the construction of a
new state-of-the-art police academy
in Garden City. And gun control advocate
Ladd Everitt calls out well-funded
groups throwing around their
weight in LI congressional elections.
Meet the Connecticut freight boat captain
ferrying fresh produce across the
Long Island Sound, Farmingdale State
College President John Nader, Zorn’s
opens new digs, and Adventureland’s
Helping Hands Foundation gives back.
A look at the CBD that’s taking off,
the FDA approves a new medication
to help those in recovery from substance
abuse, and five new products
to help you be the best you.
45 FAMILY & EDUCATION
The Stuff-A-Bus program gets school
supplies in the hands of low-income
students, how to prepare your young
child for school, where to find scholarships,
and why shelter pets are not
Manhasset residents bristle at a
proposed mixed-use development
in their community, inside a historic
Woodsburgh estate house on the market,
and a refreshing take on how to
make the most of your backyard.
Our reporters bring you all there is
to see, do, eat, and drink in Montauk,
Siri Daly has a killer burger recipe,
the Shinnecock Powwow leads off
this month’s Do This! listings, and
recalling that time Nazis had a camp
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by Long Island Press
Volume 198, No. 8 August 2019
Publisher, Long Island Press