Baldwin school budget passes; Smyth, Cools elected to board; busing referendum passes

Baldwin voters approved the school district's 2019-20 budget by a vote of 1,086 to 349. In other news, newcomer Tom Smyth was elected to the Board of Education with 938 votes and incumbent Susan …

Wantagh Schools budget passes

Wantagh School District's 79.8 million budget passed by a vote of 1,486 to 487. Incumbent Trustee Kera McLoughlin was returned with 976 votes; challenger and first-time candidate Laura Reich …


West Hempstead School District budget passed

Residents in the West Hempstead School District voted to support the 2019-20 budget on Tuesday, by a vote of 1,233 to 1,012. In addition, incumbents Karen Brohm and Patricia Greaves were …

Voters approve $40.2M budget, elect challengers over incumbents for East Rockaway Board of Education

Voters approved the East Rockaway School District's $40.2 million budget for 2019-20 and elected challengers Kristen O'Hagan and Peter McNally to the Board of Education over fellow challenger Theresa Devlin and incumbent Kristin Ochtera.

Valley Stream 2019 school board, school budget results

Residents in Valley Stream's three elementary school districts voted today for their Board of Education candidate picks as well as whether not to approve the Central High School and elementary school …


GSNC bars Girl Scouts from participating in V.S. Camporee

Lillian Alvarez was prepared to attend her second Village of Valley Stream Camporee in June — her mother had signed the permission slip and was ready to pay the $15 camping fee — when she discovered on April 16 that the Girl Scouts won’t be allowed to attend the annual event this year.

Voters approve Oceanside School District's $157.2M budget for 2019-20

Voters in the Oceanside School District voted to approve the proposed $157.2 million budget for the 2019-20 school year and supported two Board of Education candidates in an uncontested race. The …

Valley Stream Chabad offers pre-Passover relaxation

Almost 40 women gathered at Temple Hillel on April 3 to decompress from their Passover preparations, which include destroying or selling leavened food, cleaning appliances and setting the table for the first two Seders. During the Seders — which are held on the first and second night of the holiday — Jews eat matzo, read the story of Exodus, drink four cups of wine and sing songs.


On Memorial Day, have fun, but remember the dead

Memorial Day started as Decoration Day, and it was first observed at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on May 30, 1868, three years after the Civil War reached its bloody conclusion.


Public-works projects must pay prevailing wages

Few public policies do more to build strong communities across our region than New York’s prevailing-wage law for public-works projects. It is a job-creating economic engine . . .


Solitary confinement does more harm than good

Long Islanders, like all New Yorkers, have many different views about our criminal justice system, but everybody believes in the importance of safety and fairness. There is also a growing bipartisan consensus that mass incarceration does not achieve those objectives . . .

Randi Kreiss

We need to know that the fight is right

When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, millions of Americans who doubted his integrity wondered how they could ever trust his decisions in moments of crisis. Now such a moment is here.