School News

Elmont School District sued by transparency group

The nonprofit group Reclaim New York filed a lawsuit on June 7 in Nassau County Supreme Court against the Elmont School District for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Law …

After Orlando, sadness and stepped-up security

As the shocking details of last Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., emerged this week, local police and community organizations ramped up security, and gathered for prayer. On Monday, …

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

World War II veteran honored on 72nd anniversary of D-Day

June 6th marked the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, the Allied forces invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. U.S. Army Air Forces Captain Harold W. Smith received the Chevalier of the Legion of …

Shots fired in Elmont

Police report an arrest for reckless endangerment on Monday, June 27, at 10:45 p.m. in Elmont. According to detectives, Fifth Precinct officers responded to 45 S. Covert Avenue for shots fired. …

Community News

Hundreds turn out for Belmont Parade

Hundreds of people gathered at the Alva T. Stanforth Sports Complex near Elmont Library on Saturday to kick off the Elmont/Belmont Day Parade, marking the unofficial start of summer and the lead-up …

Community News

Franklin Square residents start civic association

Over the course of a few months, starting in January, several Franklin Square residents filed paperwork with New York state to become incorporated as a civic association. On April 9, the state …

Election 2016

Candidate emerges for State Senate seat

Elaine Phillips, mayor of the Village of Flower Hill, was nominated at the Nassau County Republican Convention on May 23 to run for Jack Martins’s vacated 7th District seat in the State …

Mirza wants to debate Meeks

The Democratic congressional hopeful in the 5th District, Ali Mirza, has challenged incumbent Gregory Meeks to a debate before the June 28 primary. Mirza addressed issues that he has with the …

Crime

Police: Elmont man torches five cars

An Elmont man was arrested and charged with setting five cars ablaze and vandalizing two others around the village over the course of an hour and a half early on the morning of May 26, Nassau County …

Belmont Development

Another vision for Belmont Park

Potential Belmont Park developer the Blumenfeld Development Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community on May 18 at the Elmont Library. The company’s plan …

COMMUNITY NEWS

Town touts animal shelter success story

An 8-year-old dog is loving life with his new owner. Although Duffy, an American bulldog, is battling cancer, no one would know it from his friendly and playful demeanor.

Guest Column — Hot Topics

Drowning is preventable — learn how to avoid a tragedy

The tragic death of a teen from drowning in Rockaway last week stressed the importance of respecting the water. This was a preventable event, many factors led to it. According to the news, this …

Missing Atlantic Beach paddle boarder body found

A search that began a few hours after Atlantic Beach resident Gary Turkel was reported missing after going paddle boarding last Sunday ended on Friday morning when Turkel’s body was found by a tugboat crew at 7 a.m., about 30 miles off shore.

Community News

Upgrading Jones Beach

“You haven’t been to the new Jones Beach,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference on May 26, when he announced $36 million worth of improvements to the park. The governor had just finished touring Jones Beach State Park’s newest renovations and cutting the ribbon for the brand new Taste NY Cafe.

VSN track adds to trophy case

While Valley Stream North’s boys’ track and field team continued its dominance, winning its ninth spring county championship in 11 years, the Lady Spartans doubled the fun by finally overtaking North Shore to win their first Nassau Class A title in six seasons.