Dirty hands encouraged at Glenwood Tinkergarten

The pure joy that spreads across the face of a child who has been given the freedom to “get dirty” is unlike any other. Eyes wide, he or she sprints to the nearest puddle of mud. Both hands dip …

Dirty hands encouraged at Glenwood Tinkergarten

The pure joy that spreads across the face of a child who has been given the freedom to “get dirty” is unlike any other. Eyes wide, he or she sprints to the nearest puddle of mud. Both hands dip …

County looks to plug leaks amid backlash over New York American Water rate hikes

In the Lakeview Peace Garden, water trickles down a fountain into the ground, where it is recycled back up to the fountain. For years, Nassau County paid $50 a month to keep that water running — …

Panel of pros discuss assisting the aging

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from Glen Cove, recalls growing up with all four of his grandparents in his childhood home. His family had abstained from placing the elders in a nursing home. …

Pine Hollow Cemetery joins historical registry

Pine Hollow Cemetery, where 11 African-American Civil War veterans are buried, was placed in the National Registry of Historic Places on July 27. The small Oyster Bay cemetery, which dates back to …

Sea Cliff resident speaks for the ailing trees on Prospect

In a letter to the editor published earlier this month, Sea Cliff resident Karin Barnaby described 15 ailing trees on Prospect Avenue, which dotted the coastline of Hempstead Harbor, creating a shady …

Secret garden in Sea Cliff pays tribute to library lover

The late-summer sky was pale blue last Sunday, when residents got their first look at the newest addition to Sea Cliff’s Stenson Memorial Children’s Library — a secret backyard garden. The …

Seidman Says

The joy of Jewish weddings

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of experiencing a proper Jewish wedding. Growing up Roman Catholic, you don’t get to attend many of those. My mother’s decision to marry outside of the faith …

Editorial

The enemies at our gates: gangs and pushers

Since last October, Nassau County police have identified the bodies of six teenagers who were hacked to death with machetes by members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13. After the most recent discovery of remains . . .

John C. O'Connell

‘No day shall erase you from the memory of time’

Next week is the 17th Sept. 11 since Al Qaeda terrorists attacked the United States, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashing in a Pennsylvania field. Schools and villages will, I hope . . .

Randi Kreiss

Leaving Mom at the schoolhouse door

I suggested that my granddaughter put out her school clothes for her first day back at school as a fourth-grader. When I popped into her room at bedtime . . .

Jerry Kremer

Avoiding interpersonal warfare in the age of Trump

By every account, there is no question that America is more politically polarized than ever before. Husbands and wives are battling it out over President Trump. Relatives have stopped speaking because . . .