BREAKING NEWS: Seaford wins Nassau Class B softball crown

Ryder honored, but her emphasis is on others. Why?

Each year, the State Senate honors women in politics who go above and beyond for their communities. Hempstead Town Councilwoman Laura Ryder has been recognized as one of these “Women of …

This Malverne vet turned 100. See what he has accomplished in his life.

Bob Mackreth has fit a lot of life into 100 years. Between his boyhood in Malverne during the Great Depression, his involvement in U.S. intelligence in World War II and his decades as a family man, …


‘Please share our stories,’ Holocaust survivor implores Island Park students

When Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan, 88, spoke to seventh- and eighth- graders at Lincoln Orens Middle School in Island Park, she didn’t just want to pass on a message — she …

Former Mayor William H. White, who led Freeport for 12 years, dies

Former Freeport Mayor William H. “Bill” White died on May 14, surrounded by his family, in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He was 98. “My father lived an extraordinary and full life,” his son …

Men of Elmont says goodbye to Principal Kevin ‘Doc’ Dougherty

Men of Elmont is gearing up for its seventh annual summit on June 1 to wrap up the year — and the program’s mentors said it’s going to be a special one as they bid a fond farewell to its …

Zak Malamed joins race for Congress

Republican Congressman George Santos may have a new challenger. Zak Malamed, 29, has announced he will run in the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional District, joining three others — Nassau County Legislator Josh Lafazan, former State Sen. Anna Kaplan and law professor Will Murphy. Malamed is running for office for the first time.

Zoning laws, climate change, sea levels hot topics

Comprehensive long-range plan for Sea Cliff is nearing completion

Sea Cliff officials took some of the final steps in establishing a Comprehensive Plan to help guide the village into the future. The mayor and board went over some final specifics and thoughts …

Baldwin musician knocks it out of the park with trumpet solo performance

Carl Fischer is used to playing his trumpet in front of an audience of thousands. But his performance on April 21 was particularly sentimental.

Seaford captures first-ever county baseball title

Billy Kind created history for Seaford baseball when he struck out the final batter in last Friday's 1-0 Nassau Class B finals Game 2 win against Wheatley. The senior pitcher tossed a one-hitter …


How they avoid saying the dirtiest word

In politics, the word “tax” is dirtier than the most graphic four-letter words you can think of. Any politician who plans to last in office longer than his loafers knows that you only say “tax” . . .


Is fossil fuel-generated energy gone with the wind?

Island Park doesn’t generate daily headlines — and residents like it that way. This historic community is best known . . .

Randi Kreiss

Books are an exception to the lending rule

In “Hamlet,” Polonius said to Laertes, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be . . ."

Jerry Kremer

Something’s going wrong in Florida

I can’t help writing about the state of Florida, because it seems more detached from America than any of the other 49 states.