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. …

F.S. interim-super tapped for BOCES award

The Nassau BOCES will honor Franklin Square School District Interim-Superintendent Rainer Melucci as one of a dozen educators to receive the 2019 Educational Partner Awards this spring. The awards …

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 …

F.S. Explorers honor veterans

The Franklin Square & Munson Fire Department Explorer Post 710 took part in the National Wreaths Across America Day event at the Long Island National Cemetery on Dec. 15. Wreaths Across America is a …

Franklin Square water district commissioner re-elected

The Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioner’s Association welcomed back Franklin Square Water District Commissioner Madeline Prest and Cathedral Gardens Water District Commissioner Glenn Barnett in late …

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.

Editorial

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.