County reassessment is a taxing situation

Sea Cliff Village Administrator Bruce Kennedy described a Dec. 5 Nassau County hearing on property-tax reassessment as “a mob scene.” Hundreds of residents crowded the halls of the Theodore …

Legion ceremony honors the KIA veterans

In the 1970s, many college students wore Prison of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) bracelets. They were simple — nickel-plated or copper — engraved with the name, rank and date of those fighting …

A night of STEM learning

The excitement was contagious at Vernon Elementary School in East Norwich on Monday, and it was directed at activities that centered around hands-on activities to promote science, technology, …

Uncovering the slavery mystery

The mention of slavery is merely a snippet of information in most pages of American history books, perhaps suppressed in part due to people’s moral discomfort with the topic. But a new tour at …

A few gun enthusiasts weigh in on the law

Greg Ferrando remembers his first hunting trip at 14, and waiting for two days before spotting and shooting a deer. “It all happened real quick,” the 21-year-old Seaford resident said. “It was …


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.

Scott Brinton

Trump’s border wall math doesn’t add up

At least the federal government’s Santa tracker remained after a partial government shutdown last week, forced by President Trump’s stubborn insistence that Congress allocate $5 billion in funding for his wall to separate the United States and Mexico.

Randi Kreiss

Shut the door on 2018. Nail that sucker shut.

We aren’t so much leaping into the New Year as we are fleeing the old one.


Stamping out vaping among teens

Vaping gets its name from the cloud of water vapor that e-cigarettes produce, and it has become wildly popular among teenagers who believe it’s harmless. It’s not. In fact . . .