Obituary — ‘A fine man and a wonderful judge’

Long Beach's Jack Mackston, longtime judge who went after slumlords, dies at 90

Jack Mackston, a former City Court and Nassau County Criminal Court judge who earned a reputation for being tough on slumlords during the tumultuous 1970s in Long Beach — and who made headlines …

Residents, arborist criticize PSEG LI tree trimming

For years, the two trees in front of Shelia Jasper’s Baldwin Harbor home had branches filled with leaves, just like many others on the community’s tree-lined streets. But now, Jasper said, they …

Local experts urge extra care amid rise in Long Island's tick population

Local doctors and entomologists, who study insects, are warning residents about a recent spike in Long Island’s tick population, which they say was brought on by this year’s warmer …

Potholes wreak havoc in village

Potholes are a hot topic among Freeport Facebook groups. In recent weeks, Freeporters have not just taken their rants online, but also reported their complaints with the village Department of Public …

Education

Cold Spring Harbor Lab: Where science, technology and art meet

Educators from the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences started to gather in Cold Spring Harbor in 1890 to conduct marine biology studies and hold classes over the summer, living in cottages and …

Queensborough Community College names Dr. Timothy Lynch as interim president

Dr. Timothy Lynch has been appointed as interim president of Queensborough Community College by CUNY Interim Chancellor Vita Rabinowitz, effective Sept. 1. Lynch will succeed Dr. Diane Call, who …

Editorial

Online sales tax would aid small businesses

Thanks to a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, states are now allowed to mandate the collection of state sales tax on items purchased online from out-of-state retailers. Passing such a measure in New York, with certain stipulations, would benefit small businesses of all types.

Christopher Capece

Multifamily housing is right for Long Island

Since the 1960s, there has been a raging debate about the proper place of multifamily housing on Long Island. Opponents warn of “Queens creep,” implying . . .

Randi Kreiss

Breathing hard, and moisturizing, in northern California

Not every weekly newspaper has a foreign correspondent, and we don’t, either. So, I bring to you, at my expense, a firsthand account of a summer in the wilds of northern California.

Alfonse D'Amato

Is the economic news too fit to print?

America’s premier newspaper, The New York Times, prides itself on its commitment to reporting “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” But it seems the good U.S. economic news today is . . .