Vote against $2.1M bond could lead to layoffs in Long Beach

A proposal to borrow $2.1 million to make up for separation payouts distributed to city employees failed to pass at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, and officials said the rejection meant that …

Oceanside Fire Department celebrates 115 years of history

Five companies, 115 years and 2,500 souls would be one way to quantify the Oceanside Fire Department’s presence in the community through its history, but doing so leaves out the human elements of …

Safety and the 2nd

The gun 'wake-up call' hits Nassau

When 13 people were shot dead at Columbine High School in 1999, many of today’s youth, including the survivors of the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., had not yet been born. Hayden Gise, a senior at Hewlett High School, recalled the routine lockdown drills conducted when he was in elementary school just a few years later.

GCFD seeks volunteers amid membership decline

“Any time there’s a disaster, storms, anything,” said Bill Basdavanos, former chief of the Glen Cove Fire Department, “the city calls us, and we open up our doors to the community.” …

Town of Hempstead honors 'pathfinders'

In a ceremony to cap off Women’s History Month, three members of the East Meadow community were recognized by the Town of Hempstead for their dedication.

Baldwin's Lady Bruins win Federation title

A week after becoming the first Long Island-based girls’ basketball team to capture back-to-back state championships, Baldwin had another date with history.


Let the Jefferson statue debate rage on

When a group of Hofstra University students recently began calling for the Thomas Jefferson statue in front of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center to be removed, those who aren’t history buffs might have done a double take.

Randi Kreiss

Don’t know my platform from my algorithm

Have you seen the Esurance commercial with the two white-haired older women? One suggests the other doesn’t “get” Facebook, and the insulted woman says, “I unfriend you.”

Alfonse D'Amato

Secure borders and fair trade go together

There’s a swirl of foreign policy issues coming to a head in Washington right now, all of which have serious domestic implications as well. First and foremost . . .

David Weingrad

In Puerto Rico, discrimination seems to be cyclical

The hurricane struck hard and fast, leaving hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans without food and shelter. The damage to the island totaled in the millions of dollars, and more than 3,000 people were killed.