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 …

Community Chest Youth Board empowers teens

Community Chest South Shore, formerly known as Five Towns Community Chest, is a 90-year-old local organization that gives high school-age teens opportunities to volunteer, become involved in the local community and expand their social network through its Youth Board.

Glen Cove School District distributes at-home Covid test kits

Glen Cove School District began distribution of at-home Covid test kits on Jan. 3 to serve as a screening tool. The tests kits will help parents predetermine whether students, upon showing symptoms, …

'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.

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.


Bail reform law needs still more tweaking

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder convened a news conference on Jan. 13 to make a point: The state’s bail reform law, enacted in January 2020, needs further reform . . .


An inauguration like no other

I have been blessed to raise my hand and pledge to serve my community as an elected official many times over the past 16 years. However, last Monday was the first — and hopefully, last — time that I will take the oath of office in my living room.


How progressives might be left in the lurch

When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi announced his Democratic primary run against Gov. Kathy Hochul, it may have seemed like a D’Amato moment.

Randi Kreiss

Can your stove talk to you?

I really needed to get on the Smart HQ website to get my new G.E. Café Series kitchen appliances online. Oh, you didn’t know? You must have internet-friendly ovens and cooktops these days.

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 . . .