OPINION

Views on interfaith programs

Humans are afraid of the unknown. Fear is the reason we confine ourselves to our comfort zone, interacting only with the people with whom and places where we feel most comfortable. We self-segregate …

SCHOOLS

Business students excel at entrepreneurial challenge

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos recently honored East Meadow High School’s student business team, Energym, for their first-place victory at his fourth annual entrepreneurial challenge …

COMMUNITY NEWS

Stand for Children Day commemorated at Eisenhower

In spite of grey skies, the Child Care Council of Nassau hosted toddlers, public officials and more at the 19th annual Stand for Children Day at Eisenhower Park. The local event — which …

SCHOOLS

EMHS senior athletes recognized for accomplishments

East Meadow High School officials honored senior athletes for their achievements on and off the field during a special ceremony on June 9. The school’s administrators, coaches, athletic …

SCHOOLS

FREE Players take Clarke's stage

A special needs acting troupe put on two impressive performances of “Legally Blonde Jr.” on the W.T. Clarke High School stage, according to East Meadow School District officials and the …

COMMUNITY NEWS

What's happening in East Meadow this week

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the Veterans Service Agency announced that 280 veterans will be added to the Walls of Honor in Eisenhower Park at a ceremony on Saturday, June 25 at 10 …

Crime Watch

Suspect charged in knife-wielding thefts

A Hempstead man and a Valley Stream woman face federal charges after they were arrested on June 8, accused of working together to rob businesses in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties in recent months. Authorities ...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Killer may have local ties

Omar Mateen — the 29-year-old man who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., last Sunday in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history— may have lived for a time in …

SPORTS

Clarke softball denied state title

The bus ride back to Clarke High School from Glens Falls last Sunday afternoon without the New York State Class A softball championship plaque in tow was difficult on the Lady Rams, who for a second …

Town News

Town to make banks help with ‘zombie’ homes and businesses

The Town of Hempstead is strengthening its strategy to deal with so-called “zombie” properties in the area. Town officials announced on June 16 a new bill that would require banks to put deposits …