South Side tops Manhasset for county title

With South Side in search of a long-awaited county title, Michael Melkonian delivered a nearly perfect game to help the Cyclones lift the championship trophy. The Cornell University commit won …

Wantagh completes dominant run to title

As the Wantagh boys’ lacrosse team stormed the field at the end of Friday night’s Nassau Class C finals it was more than just rejoicing in a county championship, but the chance for a …

At Long Island Youth Summit, two Bellmore-Merrick students honored

Jayda Levine and Haniyyah Myricks, two students from John F. Kennedy High School, have received the Best Project award at the Long Island Youth Summit.

Student rain garden turning showers into flowers

It’s one thing to recognize a problem in your community. It’s another thing entirely to do something about it. Maya Flam, Vera Hametz and Harpreet Kaur, juniors at West Hempstead High …

Residents of 1888 Foster Meadow Lane remain homeless eight months later

Many area residences and businesses were inundated by flash flooding during a severe rainstorm last Sept. 29. For 30 residents of 1888 Foster Meadow Lane, a cooperative for senior citizens in Elmont, …

Rain barrel program kicks off in Hempstead town

The Town of Hempstead is taking a progressive approach to combatting water conservation issues on Long Island.

Hewlett High School sophomores reach state science congress finals with silver research

Three Hewlett High School sophomores, Deniz Artan, Darsh Chavre, and Benjamin Zelikoff, make waves at the State Science Congress Competition with their groundbreaking research on silver's impact on plant cells, aiming for another win as they head to Syracuse for the finals.


Valley Stream students cry foul over 'repulsive' rodent problem

Valley Stream North High School senior Manmeet Singh dreads the thought of going to school for what could be scuttling near his feet. For months, he reports, teachers and classmates have been sharing …

Phoebe George honored for LGBTQ advocacy efforts

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, in partnership with the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, celebrated outstanding young advocates in their communities at an event on …

At Spring Fling, walkers focus on mental health

The Spring Fling Dog Walk raised funds to support the South Shore Guidance Center's behavioral health services, expanding access to mental health resources and advocacy

'GLO-wing' the next generation of girls at Baldwin Middle School

The decline in self-esteem and confidence among girls in middle school has become a pressing concern as they face the challenges of puberty at increasingly younger ages.


After 125 years, Nassau County still thrives

Celebrating 125 years, Nassau County, formed in 1898 from parts of Queens, has become New York’s fifth-largest county, known for its spacious homes, quiet neighborhoods, excellent schools, rich history, and vibrant community spirit.


Wishing for some of that World War II-era wisdom

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a forum on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, hosted by Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, which is directed by former U.S. Rep. Steve Israel.


A broader path to a future of cleaner energy

Poll after poll shows that most Americans believe the United States is more divided than usual. With many contentious issues appearing to lack compromises, constructive policies can emerge, but zealots on either side must have no greater influence in the debate, and solutions must be based not on either side’s so-called “facts,” but rather on the truth.


Our public schools deserve better

After months of contentious budget negotiations, the State Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul recently agreed to a historic $237 billion state spending plan.


Recapturing times gone by in politics

Everyone agrees that there is a massive lack of bipartisanship in today’s political arena. Washington, D.C., is the poster child for warfare between Democrats and Republicans. Which is why my recent trip to Albany was a throwback to times gone by. I refer specifically to an event known as the Pilots Dinner.


The real work gets done in the middle

Our elected officials resist finding common ground, and prefer vilifying opponents instead of seeking compromise. Consequently, many New York voters have abandoned both parties, declaring a pox on the houses of both Democrats and Republicans.


State proposes another misguided housing plan

For the third straight year, Gov. Kathy Hochul and progressive lawmakers who control Albany are attempting to advance a housing plan that would usurp local zoning laws that were put in place decades ago to protect the health, safety and character of the suburban communities we cherish on Long Island and throughout the state.


The New York ERA will protect our rights

One hundred years have now passed since the original Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced on the federal level. On Nov. 5, we New Yorkers will decide whether to modernize our own state Constitution. Currently, that Constitution protects only against racial and religious discrimination. It does not prohibit discrimination against groups that have been historically targeted, including those with disabilities, LGBTQ people, women and immigrants. This measure lands on the ballot after legislation to push it forward passed both houses of the State Legislature in two successive terms.