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A native New Yorker, Adina has spent most of her life on Long Island, and more than a decade in Port Washington.
Adina's work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, AARP, Entrepreneur.com, WashingtonPost.com, F0xBusiness.com, Brooklyn Law School Law Notes, Long Island Weddings, Building Long Island and more. For seven years she was the small business reporter for Long Island Business News, and during her role there she earned three Press Club of Long Island awards. She was also named Small Business Journalist of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Adina has authored or co-authored three published books. These books include the Barnes & Noble best-seller, "Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonalds" (McGraw-Hill), which has been translated into at least four different languages; "So You Want To Franchise Your Business" (Entrepreneur Press), with a foreword by Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca, now in its second printing; and "The Everything Fundraising Guide" (Adams Media). In addition, she has been commissioned to write books on real estate and entrepreneurship, as well as a multimedia theatrical production about the history of Long Island.
Favorite pastimes: reading, cooking and walking along Port's fabulous harbor.
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I usually see all points of view, which helps as a journalist in telling a complete, balanced story. I believe government should be accountable and accessible to constituents.
I am a spiritual person, and I think religion is fascinating from a historical perspective. I believe in everyone's right to observe one's religion without question, so long as it does not harm anyone. It troubles me that religion can still cause conflict in this day and age.
Local Hot Button Issues:
Right now the economy seems to be presenting the most challenges. Long Island has always been an expensive place to live, but when people see their savings and job prospects erode, the challenges become more comprehensive.
Fortunately,the people of Port Washington have big hearts, whether it's sharing connections, donating time, or giving philanthropically. That's what makes this town all about community. Helping another can make a most profound impact on someone's life and I love the idea of paying it forward.