BREAKING NEWS: Patients of former Merrick doctor ponder lawsuits

Merrick Avenue Middle schooler shredding at 13

In Ben Goldsmith’s Merrick home, things get loud. What’s normally a quaint living room regularly morphs into a space for jamming.

Merokean seeks to landmark three homes in Gables district

Robert Fliegel said he still feels a twinge of enchantment every time he enters his home at 99 Fox Blvd. in Merrick, where he and his wife, Joyce, have lived for more than 40 years. When they first toured the house — a Spanish Mission-style ranch with 18-foot-high living room ceilings, stucco walls and stained-glass windows — in 1978, they bought it “on the spot.”

Mepham Pirates 'argh' 3-0 after Homecoming win

The Mepham Pirates beat the Sewanhaka High School Indians with a score of 14-7 at their Homecoming game on Sept. 28, but excitement was not only felt on the field. As a culmination of spirit week at …

Carini replaces King Sweeney on ballot for 5th Councilmanic District election

Last week, Seaford resident Christopher Carini announced his campaign for the 5th Councilmanic District in the Town of Hempstead. He replaces Erin King Sweeney on the ballot, who dropped her …

South Nassau Communities Hospital renamed Mount Sinai South Nassau

The signs are up. The refurbished ambulances are in. The 90-year-old medical institution known as South Nassau Communities Hospital is now Mount Sinai South Nassau.

Calls for traffic light grow after third Bellmore Avenue crash

Since moving into the corner house at Bellmore Avenue and Davenport Place last August, Ashley Umanzor has become aware of the intersection’s notoriety for car accidents. But she never anticipated …

Meet the Mepham High School football players winning — and twinning — together

There is no shortage of siblings in the National Football League, and in rare situations, a set of twins may play for the same pro team — Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin, of the Seattle Seahawks, …


Payout scandal raises serious questions

A disturbing pattern of behavior has been passed down from one city administration to the next in Long Beach since at least the mid-1990s. And in the thick of it all is our current Nassau County comptroller, Democrat Jack Schnirman.

Scott Brinton

Trump’s petty politics threaten international security

Slap yourself. Pinch yourself. Douse yourself with cold water. Do whatever it takes — short of consuming illegal substances — to stay awake. We must all pay very close attention to the frenetic doings in Washington, D.C. Our democratic ideals are at stake. And do not dare tell me that I’m overreacting.

Randi Kreiss

Rosh Hashana landed on time this year

I suppose “God’s in his heaven and all’s right with the world,” as the poet Robert Browning wrote, because Rosh Hashana fell on a perfect day this year. Some years, the Jewish New Year begins while beach chairs still sit on the sand. Other years, frost is on the pumpkin.

Alfonse D'Amato

To fix our roads, let’s show some courage

Like most Long Islanders, I spend a fair amount of time driving on our local highways. Most of them were built long ago, some going back to the Depression era, others to the post-World War II boom. Almost all of these roads are in a state of disrepair . . .

Randi Kreiss

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

A new house is going up on my block for the first time in maybe 70 years.