Wantagh business teacher recognized for success

The Long Island Business Teachers Association recently named Wantagh School District Business Education teacher Nancy O’Connor the 2019 Business Teacher of the Year. “I’m very …

Holy Trinity celebrates feast of Pentecost with primate

With deep piety, elaborate pageantry and sumptuous music, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, in East Meadow, welcomed His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon (Mollard), the primate of the Orthodox Church in …

Wantagh synagogue dedicates fourth Torah

A fourth Torah — the Jewish scripture containing the books of Mosaic Law — was dedicated at Congregation Beth Tikvah in Wantagh on June 9. The new Torah entered the sanctuary under a …

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 …

Wantagh H.S. class of 2019 graduates

“High School graduation is the end of a journey,” Wantagh High School Principal Carolyn Breivogel told the 243 seniors at their graduation last Friday. “[It is a] special journey …


Multifamily housing caught in its own ‘Groundhog Day’

Remember Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day”? He played a TV reporter repeating Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pa., again and again. I often feel the same when I look back at my 20 years of public meetings and debates about multifamily housing’s effects on Long Island schools.


Newspapers’ existential crisis

In 1996, Hewlett House was a dilapidated farmhouse, long empty and fast rotting. The Hewlett-Woodmere School District, which owned it, planned to demolish the 300-year-old structure to make way for a parking lot. Then the Nassau Herald started reporting on the historic home’s plight.

Randi Kreiss

Uncle Joe would have loved my Aunt Helen

You might think that there’s nothing more to say about former Vice President Joe Biden and the touchy-feely behavior that makes some women “uncomfortable,” but that’s only because you didn’t know my Aunt Helen.