Elmont swears in second interim superintendent this year

Kenneth Card was sworn in as the Elmont school district’s second interim superintendent this academic year on Feb. 6, a day after Al Harper’s resignation became effective.

Elmont activists protest NICE bus system deficiencies

The advocates from the Elmont Cultural Center met up with Legislator Carrié Solages Feb. 8 for a ride along to protest deficiencies in the Nassau Inter County Express bus system. Chief complaints of the ECC are the lack of connections between different parts of town, lack of frequency of the buses, lack of bus shelters and the lack of affordability of taxis to replace them.

St. Catherine’s girls basketball team hungry for next year’s CYO championship

The St. Catherine’s fifth grade girls’ basketball team of Franklin Square, led by Coach Jeane-Marie Zarzycki, took on the St. Francis-Dunn team of Wantagh for the Catholic Youth Organization championship title on Feb. 10.

Tiffany Wong to be honored by BOCES

Tiffany Wong, a senior at Elmont Memorial High School, goes above and beyond with her community service in Elmont. The 17-year-old tutors seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade math students, gives …

Kindergarteners get up close and personal with dino fossils

Students at Franklin Square’s John Street School learned about dinosaurs during math and science experience week with hands-on activities and experiments.

COLUMNIST

I’ll never forget Bob Beckwith

Long Island lost an American icon with the passing of Baldwin resident Bob Beckwith last week. The image of Beckwith standing with President George W. Bush amid the ruins of the World Trade Center days after the Sept. 11 attacks will forever personify America’s unyielding courage and quiet determination in the face of horrific tragedy and massive challenge.

COLUMNIST

Stop playing petty political games with county resources

For Nassau County, 2024 is a year of new beginnings — a fact that is evidenced by the ascension of two new legislative caucus leaders and five new legislators. I was looking forward to a fresh start and greater bipartisan cooperation as we confront the county’s most important issues.

EDITORIAL

Saying goodbye to a true American hero

“When the terrorists attacked, Bob suited up. And, like so many brave first responders, raced toward the danger to save and search for others.”

COLUMNIST

Investing in clean water for a healthier Long Island

With rising fears of contaminated drinking water for residents across Long Island, I am disappointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to cut $250 million from the Clean Water Infrastructure Act. …