Mary Brennan INN hosting food, toiletries drive

The Mary Brennan INN, at 100 Madison Ave. in Hempstead, will hold a food and toiletries drive Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the soup kitchen. This is a no-contact drive. Donors will …

E.M. resident creates winter wonderland in Huntington

East Meadow resident and artist Cassandra “Cass” Jones designed and painted the entire Huntington Holiday Spectacular herself this past December — all while suffering from an …

WANTAGH

First-Day Hike at Jones Beach receives seal of approval

Families rang in the New Year alongside seals and wildlife on Jan. 1 when they traveled to Jones Beach State Park for New York State Park’s annual First-Day Hike. At Field 10, Jones Beach …

'East Rockaway meant everything to him'

Legendary former East Rockaway Recreation Department Director Jerry Chapel dies

If there was anything he could do to keep youth safe and engaged in their community, longtime East Rockaway Recreation Director Jerry Chapel did it. At various times, he took on the role of coach, umpire, referee, recreation director and organizer for various sports leagues, carving a lasting legacy in his community.

Rock and Wrap It Up gives back in Lawrence

Rock and Wrap It Up, the Cedarhurst-based food recovery and anti-poverty think tank, staged its 31st annual Gift Giving on the morning of Dec. 24, and Gammy’s Pantry, of Lawrence, had its third annual Three Kings Day on Jan. 6 and 7. The organizations teamed up for the events to give back to the community.

Town of Hempstead elected leaders sworn in

Town of Hempstead officials began their new term Jan. 4 at Town Hall. During the nearly two-hour inauguration, Supervisor Don Clavin, Town Clerk Kate Murray, Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, and …

Atlantic Beach residents question motive for eminent domain proposal

A public hearing on Monday, to collect public opinion on whether the Village of Atlantic Beach should obtain two vacant parcels of land by eminent domain, unearthed bubbling local controversies ranging from charges of anti-Semitism to whether the money would be better spent elsewhere.

Editorial

No school district should overturn mask mandate

In his first week on the job, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman addressed the coronavirus pandemic in a way that can best be described as premature, if not downright foolhardy.

Op-Ed

The Webb telescope is up, but who was James Webb?

On Christmas Day, NASA sent into space the James Webb telescope, which, if all works out as planned, will provide us with our first look into the beginning of time.

Randi Kreiss

Choosing to read hope in the crystal ball

What if we got knocked out of our socks by a brilliant turnabout in our national life? At the moment, “Happy New Year” rings hollow.

Op-Ed

How to teach about the Jan. 6 insurrection

National Public Radio and ABC News warn, “Teachers are on the front lines in the Jan. 6 culture war.”

Jerry Kremer

RIP Paul Jackson, renowned South Shore historian

The towns, cities and villages of Long Island have their own recorded and unrecorded histories. Their stories are told by local historians, librarians and historical societies. In many cases . . .