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 …

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 …

Creator rallies to win Belmont Stakes by a nose

Notwithstanding the absence of a Triple Crown hopeful, the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes featured a dramatic finish with Creator inching past Destin in the final stride to win by a nose.

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 ...

School news

Elmont student newspaper wins top prize

The Elmont High School student newspaper, the Elmont Phoenix, has been named Long Island’s best high school newspaper by the Press Club of Long Island. Though the awards ceremony is not until June …

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 …

School News

Franklin Square elementary students lead the way for school fundraiser

Polk Street Elementary School held a walk/run for Camp ANCHOR (Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps through Organized Recreation) on a beautiful and sunny afternoon in Franklin Square. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

McGrath vs. Kaminsky for 9th Senate District, round two

The battle for the 9th Senate District will be a rematch of incumbent State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) and Hewlett Harbor resident Christopher McGrath, who faced off a month ago in a special election for the seat vacated by Dean Skelos following his conviction on federal corruption charges. Kaminsky is completing Skelos’s unexpired two-year term.

Town cracking down on drunken boaters this weekend

Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino and Town Councilman Anthony D’Esposito announced Monday that the town plans to crack down on those who operate boats and other watercraft while intoxicated …

Town of Hempstead Recreation

Pickleball: It's a big dill in Seaford

Pickleball, a cross between badminton and tennis, is the fastest growing sport among baby boomers in America. Created in the 1960s, and now popular in many retirement communities, the game is played on a badminton-sized court with paddles, a whiffle-type ball and a net — 34 inches high. This summer, the Town of Hempstead Department of Parks and Recreation is providing residents with opportunities to learn the team sport with a series of lessons being offered at Seaman’s Neck Park in Seaford.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Nassau battling mosquitoes as fears of Zika virus loom

With fears of the Zika virus looming, Nassau County plans to intensify efforts to trap and study mosquitoes this summer, while also educating the public on how to reduce mosquitoes around their homes, County Executive Ed Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein said at a news conference on May 25.

Stepping Out

Stepping back in time

Glimpse the region's past during a 19th century-style Memorial Day commemoration.

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.

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.