‘Be A Good Cookie,’ like Richie Capizzi

Richie Capizzi was a special person. A revered pastry chef, he was known by his family and friends not only for his talent in the kitchen, but also for his kindness. For a decade, Capizzi was involved with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national nonprofit that funds research into pediatric cancers.

Lynbrook schools have a renewed focus. Find out what it is.

The unique quality of Lynbrook schools doesn’t come just from their Blue Ribbon status, or the achievements of their graduates — rather, it is a function of the character of the …

Elementary class learns social cues with robot

When students in Alana Smith’s third-grade class arrive every morning at the John Street School in Franklin Square, they are greeted by Milo — a robot that teaches social cues and emotions, and soon will teach academic disciplines as well.

Hewlett High School's newest tradition for seniors

Posters, balloons, flowers and gifts on the field or the court? It must be Senior Night.

Longest women's cross country winning streak in Long Island history

North Shore Women's Cross Country Team wins 200th consecutive race

As the runners of the North Shore High School Women’s Cross Country Team crossed the finish line of their Sept. 11 race, they celebrated not just that win, but a culmination of 16 years with …


How a run-down Valley Stream station helped lead to a Long Island Rail Road leadership shakeup

Last year, Mayor Edwin Fare stood with County Executive Bruce Blakeman in calling on Long Island Rail Road officials to make swift overhauls to the Valley Stream train station. The message did …

Hempstead Town officials partner with the Ryan Patrick O'Shea Foundation in recognition of Suicide Awareness Month

The Town of Hempstead and the Ryan Patrick O'Shea Foundation will host a community forum on suicide prevention and awareness on Sept. 26.

Honoring heroes: Nassau County supports its many veterans

Eisenhower Park was a sea of red, white and blue on Sept. 14.

What is the Mavlerne community doing for coach Kito Lockwood?

The Malverne community is rallying around longtime varsity football coach Kito Lockwood, who was arrested on June 13 and arraigned Sept. 13 in Nassau County Court on six weapons charges. A …

See which Long Beach resident was honored by the Friedberg JCC

The Friedberg JCC, in Oceanside, celebrated retired Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, of Long Beach, and his support for those with developmental disabilities, on Sept. 13, hosting a screening of the …


A call for responsible boating

Although it’s late in the season, boating safety should remain at the forefront for everyone on the water.

Randi Kreiss

I’ll be choosing my words even more carefully

I’ll be seeing you, just not every week. In June, when I wrote “Column writing through hell and high water,” I told readers I was taking a leave from writing for a few months . . .


Searching the sky 2,000 miles from home

On clear summer evenings, I sit on the lawn of William L. Buck Elementary School in Valley Stream — a five-minute walk from my house — with a telescope I was given four years ago at my bat mitzvah.

Jerry Kremer

In Washington, the inmates are running the asylum

Every few months there is a respected opinion poll that asks how much credibility Congress has. Poll after poll finds that the public’s faith in Congress is at an all-time low, and sinking lower by the week.

Randi Kreiss

Are you working those friendship connections?

Last week I had dinner with Jack, an old friend. We’ve known each other for 30 years, and he was my friend by extension, since his wife and I were best buddies for decades. She died about eight years ago.