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The Gold Coast Beacon is a news and opinion website covering the City of Glen Cove and the North Shore of Long Island. The site was founded out of the desire to inform and intellectually encourage as many residents as possible.

Our credo can be found in Ronald Reagan’s farewell address.

I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it, and see it still.

And how stands the city on this winter night? More prosperous, more secure, and happier than it was 8 years ago. But more than that: After 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she’s still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home.

Contact us at news@gcbeacon.com.


Mike Bruschini

Founder, Executive Editor

Before founding the Beacon, Mike worked at AOL Patch, Anton News, and most recently at Reason Magazine.

The Gold Coast Beacon

Kathleen Lappano

Kristen Mantikas

Robert Germino

Grace Slezak

Adam Ramadan

Adam Ramadan is a lifelong Glen Cover. After graduating from Glen Cove High School in 2010, Adam moved to Washington DC to begin his studies at Georgetown University. As a junior, Adam became the student body Vice President. Adam hopes Glen Cove will be where his kids enjoy their childhood as much as he enjoyed his.

Marie Rummo

Marcus Catiline