Former NYPD officer shares tips to save lives

“There’s a problem in our communities, there’s a problem in this country, and that problem is law enforcement and the community do not understand …

Beep baseball on display at East Meadow tournament

Alex Barrera secured his blindfold before stepping up to home plate, tapping the plate twice with his bat and preparing for a pitch. Barrera is captain of the Long Island Bombers, which hosted …

New York Surf Week returns to Long Beach

Surf Week is set to return to Long Beach for its 10th year and will feature surfing and skating competitions, a movie night, a summer party and charity events. NYSEA’s New York Surf Week will …

SPLASH patrols Bellmore’s waters

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

Local libraries gear up for summer challenge

Libraries in Merrick and Bellmore are joining a countywide effort to spice up the summer by inviting residents to participate in the 2019 Nassau Library Tour challenge. All but two of the county’s 54 libraries will participate in a special kind of scavenger hunt.

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, …


Let undocumented immigrants drive legally

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed the aptly named Green Light Law, which will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. This isn’t a new law. If anything, it takes New York back to the more trusting years before Sept. 11, 2001.

Scott Brinton

The gritty beauty of the organic farm

I remember hiking in 90-degree heat on a dusty but paved road, past fields of fruit trees and vegetable plants. Suddenly, my father-in-law pointed and said in Bulgarian that we should turn into a thicket.

Randi Kreiss

Buggy brilliance lights up the summer sky

We’re in the warm clutch of summer, when fireflies begin their dance through the deep velvet nights of June and early July. Summer in our villages and towns has to be held close and breathed in . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Dems veer hard left, headed for a cliff

Watching the Democratic debate marathon(s) two weeks ago drove home to me just how far to the political left the Democratic Party has veered. If it keeps this up . . .