Oyster Bay senior citizens learn how to avoid scams

Dorothy Doerbecker has received many prank calls, even one saying that her sister was in the intensive care unit at a hospital. “And I got IRS calls twice,” said Doerbecker, of Massapequa. “I …

A son who was always a hero

Felicia Arculeo received an email on April 8, 2011, saying that her then 17-year-old son, Robert Hendriks, had helped a much younger student whom he found standing in the dark in front of Locust …

Locust Valley Fire Department installs new officers at annual dinner

As the chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners stepped into the center of the dance floor, the company fell silent, awaiting ex-chief Dominick Scaperotta’s verdict. He carefully assessed the …

Oyster Bay Railroad Museum offers facts and fun

One of the hamlet’s best-kept secrets is the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum. For children, it may be a first glimpse of the railroad’s history. The museum welcomes kindergarten classes each year, and …

Brooke Jackman’s memory honored in annual race

Erin Jackman’s recollection of her childhood in Oyster Bay with her younger sister, Brooke, includes many memories that center on Brooke’s love of reading. “From the time she was a little …

Randi Kreiss

If only we knew now what we’ll know then

I saw a guy in town waiting under the portico of a medical practice that specializes in lung disease, and damn if he wasn’t puffing away on a cigarette.


Health insurers count on our silence

I didn’t attend many funerals in my childhood. One that I recall was for the father of a close childhood friend.


Enough with ‘drill, baby, drill!’

At the 2008 Republican National Convention, party stalwart Michael Steele declared, “Drill, baby, drill! And drill now! Do you want to put your country first?"


Catholics must speak up to end abuse

When I see stories of sexual abuse by clergy members, I’m often angry with many people. Mostly, I’m angry with those who allowed the abuse to go on uninterrupted for years . . .


We’ve got a plan to make L.I. commuters’ lives easier

For far too long, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been a faceless organization, with Long Island Rail Road riders paying for overpriced tickets while receiving subpar service. For years, over 300,000 daily LIRR riders . . .