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 …

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.

Brandeis school in Lawrence is recast as a Hebrew academy

More than 90 years after opening its doors and a decade after ending its association with the Solomon Schechter school systems, the Brandeis School, in Lawrence, has rebranded as the Brandeis Hebrew Academy.

Ukrainian woman brings love of cats to the U.S.

Natalia Homcharenko, of Ukraine, misses her six cats terribly. When she left her three-room flat in Kyiv to board a flight to New York on Feb. 4, she thought she would be back in a month. She …

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 …

Children raise nearly $200 over the summer

All dogs deserve a chew toy

For most children, summer is a time away from the hard work in the classroom. For one hardworking young girl and her friends, however, this summer was a chance to give back to the furry four-legged …


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?