Rabbi Art Vernon of Congregation Shaaray Shalom offers holiday message

The season of light and festive celebration is upon us! This year, more than ever, we need the inspiration and message of the holidays to reassure us that all will be well with us and with the world. …

Luke John Oberle, formerly from Franklin Square, died on Nov. 11

Luke John Oberle, 72, died in Goldsboro, North Carolina on Nov. 11. Oberle was born Aug. 14, 1949, in Edgewater, New Jersey and was raised in Franklin Square.

Floral Park school community collects Thanksgiving donations for charity

The school community at John Lewis Childs School in Floral Park collected and is donating various items to Ronald McDonald House Charities for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 25.

'She wanted to help people'

Fire Commissioner Dennis Lyons and members of the Women’s Auxiliary unit of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department held a commemorative event last Saturday to honor Lyons’s late wife, Arlene, who died of cancer last year, formalizing the creation of a scholarship fund in her name.

W.H. resident honored as employee of the year

Describing his decade-long tenure at document management and imaging company Seery Systems Group in Garden City as a “wonderful experience,” Richard Muller, of West Hempstead, emphasized that he has enjoyed his success: “It’s been a fun 10 years,” he said.


Reflecting on the Sept. 11 attacks 20 years later

The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., set off a cascade of worldwide catastrophes over the subsequent two decades . . .


Voting is an act of choice and an exercise of voice

Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting.