BREAKING NEWS: Police identify skeletal remains as missing Franklin Square man

Sewanhaka tests out app for regents

Sewanhaka Central High School District officials announced that more than 250 students were able to use their Apple iPads during the recent New York State Algebra I and II and Geometry Regents exams. …

NYRA to find new food vendor

The New York Racing Association and Centerplate, a food and beverage service corporation, announced that they would be ending their 25-year hospitality partnership this spring. Centerplate provided …

Nassau, NYC to include Belmont arena in traffic studies

The Nassau County Department of Public Works and the New York City Department of Transportation have confirmed that both their respective traffic studies to improve road maintenance and safety in …

Residents seek new mosque in Elmont

The Elmont Islamic Center — a group of local Muslim residents from Elmont, Franklin Square and South Floral Park — held a fundraiser dinner party on Jan. 19 in order to raise money for the …

Elmont's Mimi Pierre-Johnson, 2018 Person of the Year

Think of Mimi Pierre-Johnson as the voice of Elmont. As a civic activist in the community, she has taken on any number of issues, whether she is fighting for Haitian immigrants who lost their …

Senior crisis hotline takes hundreds of calls since November

After the suicide of an elderly veteran in Bellmore roughly four months ago, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and the Long Island Crisis Center announced the launch of a senior crisis hotline. It began operating on Dec. 1, and since then, over 200 calls have been logged.


Challenges ahead for Democratic Senate

As New York Democrats look ahead to two years of majority control of the State Senate — and the Assembly and the governor’s mansion — they should also remember the past and learn from their predecessors’ mistakes.

Randi Kreiss

Breathing hard, and moisturizing, in northern California

Not every weekly newspaper has a foreign correspondent, and we don’t, either. So, I bring to you, at my expense, a firsthand account of a summer in the wilds of northern California.


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