COLUMN

Graduation may make you feel sad — but not so fast!

It’s the last day of school. I see tears streaming down my peers’ cheeks. But why?

Convicted Merrick doctor’s office shutters

Dr. Michael Belfiore was convicted of improperly prescribing opioids to patients, and causing two overdose deaths on May 23. Last week, his remaining staff was copying files and wrapping up patient …

Hofstra professor and student use chemistry to tackle the opioid epidemic

A chemistry professor at Hofstra University and his pupil are conducting research in forensic science to alleviate the burden of the nation-wide opioid epidemic.

Editorial

Stop politicizing the fight against MS-13

Bodies started turning up in South Shore parks and woodlands in the past year and a half: teenagers hacked to death with machetes or shot in the face by members of the ruthless El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.

Editorial

Town needs special elections, not appointees

Only two members of the current Town of Hempstead Board were elected to their posts without first having been appointed to them. That’s it. Two.

John C. O'Connell

Reflections on a reunion

After a college class a very long while ago, I sat in the late morning drinking Guinness in an old pub on Grafton Street, in Dublin, with author Alec Reid, a close friend of Samuel Beckett . . .

Randi Kreiss

Under the volcano in Hawaii and Washington

Kilauea is blowing her top. These last weeks we have witnessed, from afar, a pyrotechnic extravaganza on the Big Island of Hawaii.