State unveils ambitious plan for Bethpage toxic plume

Hundreds of people gathered in the auditorium at Bethpage High School on June 11 to learn about the ambitious proposal by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to contain and …

NICE expands Flexi line

Nassau County and Nassau Inter-County Express Bus officials announced the expansion of the Elmont Flexi bus service on June 17. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran explained that the Flexi service, …

Cleveland Indians draft former South Side High School pitcher

Andrew Misiaszek played tee ball at the age of 5. He hated it, and never expected to play baseball again. Several years later, he went to a friend’s Rockville Centre Little League game and had a catch with his friend’s dad, who called Misiaszek’s mom and urged her to sign him up.

Promoting volunteerism

Lakeview Fire Department celebrates 110 years, hosts 4th Battalion Parade

Twelve men met in 1909 at the Shon Grocery Store, at the corner of Colonial Road and Brooklyn Avenue (now Woodfield Road), to organize the Lakeview Hook and Ladder Company. Funds were raised through …

Special ed students dazzle on screen

“To get them to socialize more, I said, ‘Let’s put on a play,’” said Kathy Brickmeier, a paraprofessional at Sanford H. Calhoun High School who works with special-education students. When they discovered that there was no availability in Calhoun’s auditorium, however, the concept shifted and blossomed into something bigger.

Brianna’s Law passes in state Senate

The state Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation on May 16 that it hopes will help prevent boating tragedies on New York waterways. Senator John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford, sponsored the …

East Norwich Junior Firefighters celebrate 25 years

The East Norwich Junior Firefighters marked their 25-year anniversary last Saturday. To celebrate, the installation of officers was held at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville instead of at the …

Victorian shop going strong at 25

Over the past 25 years, the Olde Towne Garden — a Victorian gift shop filled with garden treasures and Irish imports — has become a fixture on Wantagh Avenue. The shop, in a house with …

Editorial

It’s nearly summer! Safety first!

Friday, June 21 is the official start of summer. The season should be a time of joy, spent hanging out at the beach and barbecuing in the backyard. Too often, however . . .

Op-Ed

The state can’t afford to scare off investors

Economic growth, new tax revenue and the means to attract new businesses to the region are all built on the idea that New York state actually welcomes investment. In the state capital, in the wake of the failed Amazon headquarters deal, that simple assumption continues to be shredded.

Randi Kreiss

Jump on board for summer reading jaunt

I’m offering a ticket to ride. This summer, if you can’t actually get away, if you can’t relocate your body to a distant shore, then at least think about relocating your mind. Reading, we know, is our escape from reality . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

The immigration crisis needs real leadership

The past few weeks have generated a swirl of news on the seemingly never-ending issue of immigration. Not much of that news has been good, and some of the actions taken in Washington have been downright unproductive.