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Criminal charges possible for disrupting TOB meetings

The Town of Oyster Bay last week passed a local law stating that anyone who disrupts a Town Board meeting can be arrested and charged criminally. Offenders could be subject to up to 15 days in jail. …

Is it safe to trick-or-treat in a pandemic?

With coronavirus among the scariest factors in communities across the state this year, many Glen Cove parents are wondering whether it’s safe to take their children trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Mental health, $5M deficit worry Baldwin school officials

State and local elected officials addressed issues challenging the Baldwin School District, including a possible $5 million budget deficit and a looming mental health “crisis,” at the …

Hunger walk maintains past years’ spirit

The corps that gathered at Eisenhower Park last Saturday for the 11th annual CROP Hunger Walk was smaller than in years past, but no less committed to raising funds for the local and international relief efforts that are its hallmark.

Village’s new ‘dynamic’ priest

Lourdes pastor shares excitement at joining Malverne community

When the Rev. James Stachacz was named Our Lady of Lourdes Church’s pastor in June, he was unsure of what to expect from his new parishioners. His predecessor, the Rev. Michael Duffy, told …

Hempstead Town outsources trap-neuter-return program

Diane Madden, an animal advocate from East Meadow and co-founder of Hope for Hempstead Shelter, brought a gray and black kitten to the Sept. 22 Town of Hempstead Board meeting to show council members …

North Shore advocates work to get voters to show up on Election Day

As Election Day and the deadline to register to vote on Oct. 9 near, local political activists are urging people to cast their ballot.

East Meadow marching band is back to the beat

Members of the East Meadow High School Jets Marching Band safely assembled outdoors, with 12 feet of social distancing as per the New York State Department of Health, for the school’s annual …

'A once-in-a-lifetime coach'

Renowned tennis coach Daniel Burgess, of Freeport, died on Sept. 28. He was 67.  He was the husband of Agnes Ford-Burgess, a nurse at the Leo F. Giblyn Elementary School; the father of Shawn …

$1M grant aids Sunrise Association in Oceanside

Though the coronavirus has brought with it many challenges, the Sunrise Association has continued to provide joy to children with cancer, and with a $1 million grant recently secured, it will be able to carry on its mission in the future.

Elmont residents demand water tower repairs

On Sept. 21, a small crowd of Elmont residents led a new chant — “No paint, no peace!” — as they gathered in front of the Elmont water tower for a rally calling for repairs to …


Breast screening is still a must, despite pandemic

There is perhaps no disease that strikes greater fear in the hearts of women than breast cancer. It is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, behind lung cancer, and . . .


MTA will risk much if it cuts service and hikes fares

Pat Foye, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has said that service on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro North could be reduced by as much as 50 percent — and bus and subway service by 40 percent — in the coming months if . . .


Why can’t we work together?

I was asked by a local proprietor why so many educators vote Democratic. I asked, “How do you know they do?” He blithely answered, “Well, I read it in the paper.” Our brief exchange was a friendly one, but it reminded me . . .

Randi Kreiss

As if it couldn’t have gotten worse, he was contagious

Millions of Americans seem to be manifesting what has been called “insane” behavior: They keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different and better result. They keep flouting coronavirus regulations . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Congress is AWOL on coronavirus aid

With all the hullabaloo about the Supreme Court vacancy, the election and President Trump’s contracting Covid-19, the national media has largely overlooked a pressing matter before Congress that needs immediate attention.