$455M loan approved by state lawmakers for Belmont Park project

The Belmont Park redevelopment plan is officially off to the races. Gov. Kathy Hochul and other state lawmakers gave approval to a $455 million loan that will fund the complete modernization of …

Live horse racing returns to Belmont Park for 2023 season

Following a nearly eight-month stay at Aqueduct Racetrack, live racing on the New York Racing Association, Inc. circuit returned to Belmont Park on May 4 for the 2023 spring/summer meet.  The …

What's going on in Elmont?

Dozens filled the Elmont Memorial Library meeting room on April 26 for the return of the Elmont Chamber of Commerce’s “State of Elmont” event, which featured several prominent speakers of the …


How they avoid saying the dirtiest word

In politics, the word “tax” is dirtier than the most graphic four-letter words you can think of. Any politician who plans to last in office longer than his loafers knows that you only say “tax” . . .

Randi Kreiss

Books are an exception to the lending rule

In “Hamlet,” Polonius said to Laertes, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be . . ."

Jerry Kremer

Something’s going wrong in Florida

I can’t help writing about the state of Florida, because it seems more detached from America than any of the other 49 states.


Is fossil fuel-generated energy gone with the wind?

Island Park doesn’t generate daily headlines — and residents like it that way. This historic community is best known . . .