Concerns over soil contamination at Oceanside lot

Concerns about soil contamination at an Atlantic Avenue used car lot were raised at a May 9 Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals hearing, as the lot’s owner sought to receive a special …

Whale found in Long Beach likely hit by a boat

The dead humpback whale that washed up on Long Beach Friday was likely hit by a boat, experts say. The 32-foot long female humpback was found beached on Friday afternoon near Lafayette Boulevard. …

New York state reviews contractor fraud claims

There may be hope for residents who were victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and now believe they were victims of contractor fraud this year.

Presenting a power plan

PSEG Long Island educates Lynbrook, other area residents about Western Nassau Transmission Project

To address questions and concerns about the planned $176 million Western Nassau Transmission Project, PSEG Long Island held three information sessions last week — including one at the Lynbrook Public Library on May 10 — that were attended by dozens of residents.

Franklin Square's Vilchez much more than a pitcher

Rebecca Vilchez really hates to lose. It’s not surprising, then, that the 2016 H. Frank Carey graduate has carved out an impressive space for herself on SUNY Oswego’s softball team.Last …

Long Island Marathon is more than just a race

The streets of Nassau County’s Hub were filled with thousands of runners who competed in the Long Island Marathon or one of four shorter races last Sunday, with numbers affixed to their chests. One runner, Nestor Barrezueta, 83, of East Meadow, taped another sheet of paper to his running clothes, with the message, “Beat Parkinson’s. Walk! Walk!”

South Side High School to celebrate 10 years of Centre Stage

“I’ve been calling Centre Stage the heartbeat of South Side High School and the heartbeat of the Rockville Centre School District for 10 years,” said Dr. Noreen Leahy, the district’s assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services and special education.


Declare Nassau a sanctuary county

The promise inscribed on the Statue of Liberty — “send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me” — is the promise of hope that America makes . . .


Town needs special elections, not appointees

Only two members of the current Town of Hempstead Board were elected to their posts without first having been appointed to them. That’s it. Two.

Randi Kreiss

Under the volcano in Hawaii and Washington

Kilauea is blowing her top. These last weeks we have witnessed, from afar, a pyrotechnic extravaganza on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Alfonse D'Amato

On Iran, let past be prologue

In the fall of 1938, a defiant British member of Parliament named Winston Churchill rose to deliver a speech denouncing the Munich Agreement recently negotiated by Europe’s leaders to appease Adolf Hitler . . .

John C. O'Connell

Reflections on a reunion

After a college class a very long while ago, I sat in the late morning drinking Guinness in an old pub on Grafton Street, in Dublin, with author Alec Reid, a close friend of Samuel Beckett . . .