Schools

Watson Elementary School principal relieved of her duties

Joan F. Waldman, principal of Floyd. B. Watson Elementary School, was relieved of her duties as principal this week. Dr. Janine Sampino, the district’s curriculum coordinator, is now providing …

G.C. man rescues trapped senior

Glen Cove resident Christian Floro was in his house when a loud noise suddenly burst through his window and shook up the corner of Elm Avenue and Rellim Drive on Sept. 17. When he looked outside the …

Glen Cove Village Square marks milestone

Exterior construction has been completed at 100 Village Square, in downtown Glen Cove, after more than two years of work. At a topping-out celebration last Friday, Joe Graziose, RXR Realty’s …

Heightened plane noise continues in Valley Stream

Valley Streamer Dawn Richie, a corrections officer, gets home late from work — right around the time the planes start flying over her house, she said. In her experience, the rumbling starts in …

West Hempstead Fire Department to celebrate 100th anniversary on Saturday

A decade after the Lakeview Fire Department was founded in 1909, many of the farmers who lived along Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead launched the Victory Chemical and Hose Co. No. 1 in 1919. …

A man of service and faith

The longest-standing volunteer firefighter from the Valley Stream Fire Department — at 66 years — Walter Weltner, 84, died of complications of Parkinson’s disease on Aug. 29. Born on April …

Merrick Jewish Centre ramps up security

In the face of rising anti-Semitism nationwide, coupled with the recent synagogue shooting at the Chabad of Poway in San Diego, the Merrick Jewish Centre, which takes in congregants from Merrick and Bellmore, is instituting new security measures, including armed guards.

Once in Oyster Bay, a Lincoln Bible goes home to Springfield

A Bible that Abraham Lincoln once owned was held in reverence by a family that passed it down for generations, the descendants of the Rev. Noyes W. Miner, of Springfield, Ill. — including the Hill …

Editorial

Congress must act to extend flood insurance

Long Islanders can empathize with the victims of Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the Bahamas and left extensive damage in parts of the Carolinas. Nearly seven years after Hurricane Sandy hit, fears of the next Big One are still palpable in communities like . . .

Editorial

Give to the Red Cross to aid Dorian’s victims

As of Monday, the death toll from Hurricane Dorian — once a Category 5 monster — had reached 44, thousands were missing and an estimated 13,000 homes had been destroyed . . .

Scott Brinton

I’ll fess up: Texas surprised me

Stereotypes of Texans had swirled in the back of my mind for the longest time. I never confronted them. I never had to. I can’t recall ever meeting a Texan until last weekend. Now that I have . . .

Op-Ed

We can never forget those who toiled at ground zero

As you read this, you may be reflecting on the 18th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. This is the most somber of days, on which we recall how our world was shattered that warm September morning.

Randi Kreiss

Read a banned book. Share with the kids.

We can almost hear the crisp curling of burning pages in President Trump’s dangerous rhetoric. His people aren’t burning books yet, but it could happen. When authoritarian leaders consolidate power, they always kill ideas first.