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Village numbers updated; Atlantic Beach, Hewlett Harbor and Lawrence mayors re-elected

Updated Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. After all the sniping, the political gamesmanship and a lawsuit, incumbent Lawrence Mayor Alex Edelman was overwhelmingly returned to office for another two-year term, 1,127 to 178, in Tuesday’s election over challenger Trustee Daniel Goldstein, who will remain on the board.

Nancy Howard re-elected to Rockville Centre village board

Nancy Howard emerged as the winner in Tuesday’s special election in Rockville Centre, and will continue to serve as a trustee on the village board until July 5, 2021. Howard defeated challenger Michael Scalere for the open seat by a vote of 757 to 680.

Incumbents win re-election in Valley Stream trustee race

Incumbents Deputy Mayor Sean Wright and Trustee John Tufarelli of the United Community Party won re-election  against Achieve Party challengers Anthony Bonelli and write in candidate Michael …

County renames part of Charles Lindbergh Boulevard for Black pilot

The late Tuskegee Airman William Wheeler, considered a role model for Black pilots by many, was honored on Aug. 24 for his service to the country during World War II and his contributions to the …

Long Beach officials: faulty jetties causing beach erosion

The winner of Long Beach’s never-ending battle against nature seems all too obvious, at least at the southern end of Washington Boulevard: It’s the ocean. The sand is disappearing rapidly on …

Covid-19 remains a threat, doctors say to maintain vigilance

With schools and business reopening roughly six months after the coronavirus pandemic shut down the area economy, and residents now regularly venturing out — albeit with face masks and frequently sanitized hands — local physicians are warning that Covid-19 remains a genuine threat.


Hey, college students, quit the partying

College classes were set to start on Long Island this week and next, and that presented a potentially big problem: partying.

Long Beach Police Department names first woman to rank of sergeant

The Long Beach Police Department has promoted a woman to the rank of sergeant, the first female to be named to the post in the agency’s 109-year history. Alexandra Nielsen was appointed sergeant …

Randi Kreiss

Encounter with a phantom of the future

Dateline: Feb. 15, 2020. RK: Who are you? Covid 19: I am a virus, about to launch a worldwide pandemic.

Aiming to strengthen the Long Island Public Service Commission office

After what is being considered a “woefully inadequate” response to Tropical Storm Isaias by PSEG-Long Island, two state legislators are sponsoring legislation to bolster the oversight capacity of the Long Island Office of the Public Service Commission.

State reps discuss child care, request coronavirus federal aid

As the fall months approach, and most of New York remains open with low coronavirus infection rates, many working parents are returning to their jobs. For their children, however, remains the …


Fill out the census — the deadline is Sept. 30

Elected leaders from across Nassau County are urging — even pleading with — residents to fill out the U.S. census if they have not already done so, and time is running out.

Scott Brinton

A maddening tale of two presidencies

Donald Trump revealed his true self to The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward over the course of 18 interviews beginning last December, appearing coherent and well-informed . . .

Randi Kreiss

You’d better believe it: We are in this together

Five years ago, I returned from a visit to my kids and grandkids, who live in a mountain town in northern California, and in this space I wrote, “I have come back from the future, and if you plan on going, better wear your fire-retardant underwear.”

Alfonse D'Amato

The economy needs emergency attention now

Three-quarters of a year into 2020, let’s all pray that the end of Covid-19 is mercifully within view. Great progress is being made . . .