Democrats introduce slate of Hempstead Town candidates

Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen announced the full slate of Democratic candidates for the upcoming November election on July 23 at Wynsum Avenue Park in south Merrick.

9/11 responder from Glen Head is seeking pension parity

Many images continue to haunt civilian 9/11 responder Timothy DeMeo. He saw close to 100 people engulfed in flames jump from the twin towers, he said — images that are still among his nightmares. …

Second annual talent show in West Hempstead

Performers of all ages showed off their talents in front of family and friends at Hall’s Pond Park on Sunday in the West Hempstead Community Support Association’s second annual “West …

Valley Stream woman competes on mini-golf show

For Marlene Roff Glass, it was a happy accident that she was cast to compete on ABC’s “Holey Moley,” an extreme miniature-golf show that pits golf and mini-golf enthusiasts against one another in a series of stunts for a chance to win a golden putter, a plaid jacket and $25,000.

L.B. to discuss water quality

State, county and local officials will discuss the state of Long Beach’s drinking water at a public forum at City Hall on July 24, a month after the city’s drinking water tested positive for …

Local artist restoring mural in Sea Cliff Village Hall

Mark Fay has long had a penchant for painting murals. He even said it runs in his blood. His grandfather, Charles Gulbrandsen, was an apprentice in the early 1900s on the original mural that adorns …

Oppenheimer retires, Howard returns as Village of Rockville Centre trustee

Ed Oppenheimer retired as a village trustee on July 1, having served in the position for 10 years. On Tuesday, Mayor Francis X. Murray swore in former Deputy Mayor Nancy Howard to fill the role of trustee.

Juliet Watstein is crowned Miss Wantagh

Cheers erupted outside Wantagh Elementary School as Juliet Watstein, of Wantagh High School, was crowned Miss Wantagh 2019. Wantagh High’s Grace Mansari was named first runner-up; Erin Cunnane, …


Be prepared for the next Big One

In the movie “Jaws,” Amity Mayor Larry Vaughn said, “You yell ‘Barracuda!’ and everyone says, ‘Huh?’ You yell ‘Shark!’ and we’ve got a panic on our hands.” The same could be said of hurricanes.


How do we keep young people on Long Island?

We are at a turning point on Long Island. The lasting impacts of the Great Recession and the student debt crisis are exacerbating the trend of young people struggling here and ultimately fleeing the area.

Randi Kreiss

School bells should ring after 8:30 a.m.

Come September, if the school bell rings for your teenager at 7-something, it’s way too early. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics . . .

Jerry Kremer

America wants the politicians to go away for now

When my children were little, we had a policy of calling a “timeout” when they were unruly. Once a timeout was called, they retreated to their rooms . . .