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 …

Changes for the Nassau County Correctional Center

Nassau County Sheriff James Dzurenda, who was appointed to the post in 2020, has resigned. Undersheriff Anthony LaRocco has been named acting sheriff. There was no reason given by County Executive …

East Meadow remembers Sept. 11 attacks

The gray skies and rain didn’t stop the community from coming out to Veterans Memorial Park to honor those who sacrificed their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. 21 years later, the community still mourns. …

Helping to feed Nassau County

Standing at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman declared Sept. 2 Harry Chapin National Food Bank Day. Chapin, a Grammy Hall of Famer, is known for his …

Fall festival fun for East Meadow

ust in time for the fall weather and back to school season, the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural fall festival in Eisenhower Park Field 2. The four-day festival, from Sept. …

Schools back in session for East Meadow

For the first time since 2019, students in East Meadow got off the bus, and walked through the front doors of their schools without a mask on. Sept. 2 was the first day of school for the …

One backpack, two backpack, three backpack, four, and more

Nothing says “back to school” like a fresh new backpack filled with carefully selected supplies. But with inflation and the growing costs of said supplies, the task becomes much harder. Thanks …

Op-Ed

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.

Editorial

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.

Op-Ed

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?

Op-Ed

Why the heck should health care be affordable?

As election season heats up, we are once again hearing the same worn-out message parroted by Democrats hoping to get elected. You know it: “I support access to quality, affordable health care.”