Clarke High School students aid animal rescue effort

Christmas came early for Last Hope Animal Rescue last month thanks to students from W.T. Clarke High School in Salisbury. Members of the high school’s Dog Rescue Club collected supplies for …

A leader with a ‘heart of gold’

Liz Fries is described by those who know her as a woman with a big heart. There are few who can say they are as involved in their communities as Fries. Joining the East Meadow Kiwanis Club …

Christmas spirit lights up LaSala house on Star Street

Maria and Tom LaSala have decorated their house, at 364 Star St. in East Meadow, for almost 30 years. The high school sweethearts and more than 50-year East Meadow residents love Christmas, they …

Salisbury tree lighting draws a merry crowd

Kelly Greff is a lifelong Salisbury resident, but until recently, she had never attended the neighborhood Christmas tree lighting on Carman Avenue, held this year on Dec. 10. Her son, Danny, 14, …

The holiday spirit is alive in E.M., with a big helping of giving back

Joe Gargiulo, 63, had long dreamed of decorating his house for the holidays in an over-the-top way, and for more than 30 years, he has made that dream come true. The Salisbury resident, whose home is …

Vets excluded from Covid-19 funding

Because of a technicality in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts haven’t been receiving special pandemic loan and grant assistance from the …

Military families share a hot meal and a visit with Santa

Vinny Cafiso, of East Meadow, said helping military members and veterans is dear to his heart. On Sunday, Cafiso helped host a breakfast with Santa for local military families at Borrelli’s …

Editorial

Bail reform law needs still more tweaking

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder convened a news conference on Jan. 13 to make a point: The state’s bail reform law, enacted in January 2020, needs further reform . . .

Op-Ed

An inauguration like no other

I have been blessed to raise my hand and pledge to serve my community as an elected official many times over the past 16 years. However, last Monday was the first — and hopefully, last — time that I will take the oath of office in my living room.

Op-Ed

How progressives might be left in the lurch

When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi announced his Democratic primary run against Gov. Kathy Hochul, it may have seemed like a D’Amato moment.

Randi Kreiss

Can your stove talk to you?

I really needed to get on the Smart HQ website to get my new G.E. Café Series kitchen appliances online. Oh, you didn’t know? You must have internet-friendly ovens and cooktops these days.

Randi Kreiss

How did you get through? In 50 words or less.

Tell me your story. If you’re reading this, you are living through a deadly pandemic that has killed more than five million people worldwide. So far. If you’re reading this . . .