Long Beach, Town of Hempstead extending beach hours during ‘scorcher’

Town Supervisor Laura Gillen announced Thursday that all town beaches will remain open an additional hour this weekend in anticipation of large crowds expected to hit the beach during an excessive …

Valley Stream village opens three cooling centers

Valley Stream residents can beat the extreme heat this weekend at the village’s three cooling centers. The Community Center and the Fireman’s Field Clubhouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 …

Nassau County cooling center open at Grant Park in Hewlett

As temperatures are expected to rise into the 90s with high humidity the next few days, Nassau County has four cooling centers open, including the one at Grant Park, 1625 Broadway in Hewlett, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through July 21.

SPLASH patrols Bellmore’s waters

A team from Operation SPLASH is helping to keep Bellmore and Merrick’s waterways clean.

L.B. to discuss water quality

State, county and local officials will discuss the state of Long Beach’s drinking water at a public forum at City Hall on July 24, a month after the city’s drinking water tested positive for …

Local artist restoring mural in Sea Cliff Village Hall

Mark Fay has long had a penchant for painting murals. He even said it runs in his blood. His grandfather, Charles Gulbrandsen, was an apprentice in the early 1900s on the original mural that adorns …

Oppenheimer retires, Howard returns as Village of Rockville Centre trustee

Ed Oppenheimer retired as a village trustee on July 1, having served in the position for 10 years. On Tuesday, Mayor Francis X. Murray swore in former Deputy Mayor Nancy Howard to fill the role of trustee.

Juliet Watstein is crowned Miss Wantagh

Cheers erupted outside Wantagh Elementary School as Juliet Watstein, of Wantagh High School, was crowned Miss Wantagh 2019. Wantagh High’s Grace Mansari was named first runner-up; Erin Cunnane, …


Be prepared for the next Big One

In the movie “Jaws,” Amity Mayor Larry Vaughn said, “You yell ‘Barracuda!’ and everyone says, ‘Huh?’ You yell ‘Shark!’ and we’ve got a panic on our hands.” The same could be said of hurricanes.


How do we keep young people on Long Island?

We are at a turning point on Long Island. The lasting impacts of the Great Recession and the student debt crisis are exacerbating the trend of young people struggling here and ultimately fleeing the area.

Randi Kreiss

School bells should ring after 8:30 a.m.

Come September, if the school bell rings for your teenager at 7-something, it’s way too early. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics . . .

Jerry Kremer

America wants the politicians to go away for now

When my children were little, we had a policy of calling a “timeout” when they were unruly. Once a timeout was called, they retreated to their rooms . . .