FDNY Firefighter Stephen Geraghty, dead at 62

Stephen J. Geraghty, 62, a retired FDNY Battalion Chief and Rockville Centre native, died on Wednesday, Sept. 21, after a long-fought battle with a World Trade Center-related illness. He is the fourth member of the FDNY to lose his life this week due to the devastating impact of the 9/11 terror attacks. 

Playing ball for Dino Komis

Dino Komis and the East Meadow baseball and softball complex were synonymous with one another. Komis, a longtime coach and board member of the Baseball and Softball Association, died in June. He …

HAFTR debate team director creates league for yeshivas

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns & Rockaway High School’s debate team has been unable to compete in tournaments held on Fridays and Saturdays, and the team’s director and coach, Alex Libkind, decided that he needed to do something about that.

Mark Small arraigned in alleged murder of Marivel Perez  

Elmont resident Mark Small was arraigned on multiple charges on Sept. 20 in the alleged murder of his girlfriend Marivel Estevez in July.

Legislature votes to expand tax exemptions

After a vote in the County Legislature, Nassau seniors and disabled people who earn up to $58,400 can expect to be exempt from at least 5 percent of their property tax assessments. Those who earn …


Banning books is un-American

Last week was Banned Books Week, a time to spotlight censorship and attempts across the country to take books off library shelves.


Why we need to go back to the moon

Ever since NASA started trying, unsuccessfully so far, to launch its unmanned Artemis I spacecraft . . .

Randi Kreiss

When Nazis killed 6 million, where was America?

I implore readers to watch the new six-hour, three-part series on PBS, “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein.


So you think the governor’s a shoo-in in November?

Is it any surprise that Gov. Kathy Hochul’s once insurmountable lead in the polls is eroding when public opinion surveys are analyzed carefully?