Grand Stage Diner helps feed those in need for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all that you have. To show just how thankful they are to the East Meadow community for all of its support, the Grand Stage Diner decided to give back — by …

A chance to celebrate, no matter your ability

For over 22 years, Lauren Budd has been helping children overcome barriers —  whether they be speech, eating or other sensory-related conditions.

Brooklyn resident overdosed at East Meadow jail

A male inmate died of a drug overdose in the East Meadow jail on Nov. 23, according to Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman. Nikita Pertsev, 29, of Brooklyn, suffered a "medical episode" around …

A life of family, faith and service

Nancy Ippolito was a woman full of grace, and was a true inspiration to her family and all who knew her. She died on Nov. 7, at age 90. Born and raised on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, she …

Hearts warm and stomachs full

For 43 years, Stew Leonard’s has held an annual turkey drive to help feed those in need during the Thanksgiving season. The tradition has been passed down for decades, and each time a new store …

That’s right, girls can play hockey, too

It’s just 37 words long, but its impact has lasted 50 years and counting. The civil rights law known as Title IX opened the doors to legal equality for women in educational institutions — …

Thanksgiving spirit shown through Kiwanis

East Meadow Kiwanis has been busy this Thanksgiving season to ensure that residents and neighbors had full bellies. From all of the food collected from the club’s food drives on Nov. 5 and 6, …

Op-Ed

Facing life — and death — with peace and love

John Casciani died last weekend. You don’t know him, but trust me, he wouldn’t want anyone to fuss over him. He came into this world quietly 88 years ago . . .

Randi Kreiss

No, Gwyneth, I will not buy your face cream

In this season of marathon shopping, I started wondering why I buy what I buy. There are millions of choices when it comes to our cosmetics and cars and food and OTC meds and clothing and shoes and . . .

Editorial

Remembering for those who no longer can

There are very few people left who can answer the question, “Where were you when Pearl Harbor was bombed?”

Op-Ed

The red wave that wasn’t, and the crime wave that isn’t

Despite expectations, Republicans ended up underperforming on Nov. 8. Although they narrowly captured the House, Democrats kept the Senate and even managed to flip multiple state chambers blue . . .

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.”