Town of Hempstead named ‘Clean Energy Community’

New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy …

I.P. man gets max sentence for killing Lynbrook couple in 2015 crash

An Island Park man convicted last December for being under the influence of drugs during a January 2015 high-speed crash that killed a Lynbrook couple was sentenced on Friday to 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison, the maximum sentence.

Five firefighters injured in house fire, deemed 'arson'

Four firefighters were injured while responding to a “suspicious” house fire on Edwards Boulevard and West Walnut Street on Wednesday morning, Long Beach Fire Department Chief RJ Tuccillo said. …

‘A close friend to many’

Long Beach resident Debra Batus, who died on March 2, often stopped at the Long Beach Bagel Café, on East Park Avenue, in the morning before walking to her babysitting job in the Canals, to grab a …

Board of Ed reaches contract settlement with teachers

After a two-year impasse, the Long Beach Board of Education and the Classroom Teachers Association announced last week that they had agreed on a new contract. At the March 9 school board meeting …

MLK Center keeps King’s legacy alive

“It was very profound for me,” John H. Simpkins Jr. said as he recalled marching through the streets of Long Beach with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, at the height of the civil …

Empty Bowls, full hearts

The fifth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser was held on March 19 to raise money for local food pantries. Debora Staiano and Earth Arts owner Michelle Kelly coordinated Sunday’s pasta dinner where …

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Public hearing over alcohol sales was a sham

Public hearing was a sham To the Editor: Imagine you’re in court, making your case to a panel of judges. After multiple witnesses and much testimony, it’s time for the judges to deliberate …

Get ready for daylight saving time March 12

This weekend, we spring forward. As you adjust your clocks, it’s also a great time to check you smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Two-thirds of fire-related home deaths result from fires in …