Franklin Square resident encourages women to weld

Everything went black for a moment, and all I could see were sparks flying off a green flame. Then, once it died down, I lifted my welding helmet, and saw that Georgette Clarke had burned a circle …

Oceanside sanitation board creates new rules for commercial pick-ups

The Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 board of commissioners adopted new commercial pick-up rules for the district at its Dec. 5 meeting.

A sense of belonging at Mepham FAPA Winter Festival

As residents checked into Mepham High School on Saturday for the Fine & Performing Arts Parent Association’s inaugural Winter Festival, they heard holiday melodies echoing in the halls. …

Governor signs Armory over to the village of Freeport

The old National Guard armory on Babylon Turnpike officially belongs to Freeport. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill on Dec. 11. “It’s signed,” Senator John Brooks said before the ink …

Freeport protesters: ‘No justice, no peace!’

More than 100 community activists turned out for a Dec. 6 protest at Refuge Apostolic Church in Freeport to decry the arrest of Freeporter Akbar Rogers, 44, after a viral video of the incident showed Freeport police officers pulling him to the ground and piling on top of him, and at least two officers throwing punches at him and one kicking him while he was lying face down.

Editorial

Transforming the Hub will take political leadership

"What does the future of the suburbs look like?” That was the question pondered by Rebecca D’Eloia, RXR Realty’s vice president for development and the project manager overseeing transformation of the Nassau County Hub, last Friday afternoon.

Randi Kreiss

Don’t let political chaos ruin your holiday

In these days before Christmas and the first days of Hanukkah, the last moments of 2019, the eve of a new year, I’ve been struggling to feel the joy.

Jerry Kremer

Voting on impeachment, some will put their careers on the line

Many members of Congress have had a great few years in Washington. When you’re in the majority party, you have the joy of bigger offices and many extra side benefits . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Criminals’ early release threatens public safety

Our leaders need to think very carefully about the implications of recent moves to release both convicted criminals and those charged with crimes from prison. In the rush to advance sentencing and bail reforms . . .

Jerry Kremer

Who will decide who wins in 2020?

Have you ever heard the words “tasseography” or “tassology”? In plain English, it’s the practice of reading the patterns of tea leaves, coffee grounds or wine sediments to tell the future. I have concluded that these substances are just as reliable as all the political polls . . .