Dr Tom Ferraro

Dr Tom Ferraro

326 Articles

Our Town: The man who makes magic from words

One of the perks of being a journalist is the chance to meet and to write about interesting people.  This

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Our Town: Surprises abound at Herricks carnival

Last weekend I passed the annual Herricks Community Center Carnival with its rides and carousels and thought “this is my

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Our Town: No need to lament on summer regrets

End of summer regrets in Williston Park. “Regrets, I have a few, but then again too few to mention”  Frank

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Column: John Fackre, Williston Park’s artist in residence

Brooklyn has produced many famous artists and actors including Jean Michel Basquiat, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Harvey Keitel, Mel Brooks,

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Our Town: Reflections on a Sunday morning walk

Many great works of literature are about moving and traveling and venturing out into the wilderness. Many of the great

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Our Town: We never think to thank our mothers

Every time I go through the annoying tedium of changing sheets on my bed I have the same thought. I

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John Ondrush Golf and Fitness Academy

In this age of specialization, it’s no surprise that golf fitness academies are thriving. As Victor Castro, an Ondrush golf

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Our Town: A world now filled with small numbers

Numbers are amusing creatures and never are what they seem. Ask a man turning 50 how old he feels and

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Our Town: Work from home or office? It’s time to decide

As COVID relinquishes its hold over Nassau County, yet another controversy emerges about whether to work from home or office.

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Our Town: Great talent thrives on love

What does it take for prodigious talent to succeed? Is it genetics or ambition? Maybe you need an early start

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Our Town: E. Williston’s Bock talks book about Cubs

I interviewed the longtime East Williston resident and famed Associated Press sports writer Hal Bock last weekend.  This is a

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Our Town: John’s Variety represents Main St.

A suburban town consists of homes and a main street. The homes have families and main street has stores. If

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Our Town: A European cafe on Hillside Ave.

Here I sit on the warm Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. sipping my cappuccino and enjoying my apple and cinnamon

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Our Town: Celebrate joy to assuage the pain of daily suffering

I recall when I was 14 one of our horses had just won a race at Aqueduct and my father

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Column: The age of the millennials

  I recently gave a talk at Fusion Academy, the local high school in Woodbury that specializes in the education

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