Hearing looms over storage facility debate

Residents and community leaders have continued to voice strong opposition to a proposed three-story storage facility that would be constructed behind Valley Caterers in Franklin Square, while a representative for the applicant is standing behind its construction.

School board incumbent, newcomer candidate make case for election

With three seats on the Elmont Union Free School District Board of Education set to be contested at the district’s annual board of trustees election May 17, both incumbent and first-time candidates have started making their cases for election.

Longtime F.S. firefighter Joseph Torregrossa, 61, dies

Joseph Torregrossa of Franklin Square, a veteran fire district commissioner and member of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department, died on March 21 of Covid-19.

Franklin Square school district proposes budget

School taxes are expected to go tick up slightly if voters approve the adopted Franklin Square Union Free School District Board of Education budget next month.

Local businesses join effort against storage facility

Local businesses have joined Franklin Square residents in opposition to the construction of a proposed three-story storage facility at 600 Franklin Ave., near Valley Caterers.

Historical society holding dinner for first time since 2018

The Franklin Square Historical Society is set to hold its annual dinner on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 5 p.m. at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square.

Editorial

Another tragedy, and no hope on the horizon

Celestine Chaney, 65. Roberta Drury, 32. Andre Mackneil, 53. Katherine Massey, 72. Margus Morrison, 52. Heyward Patterson, 67. Geraldine Talley, 62. Ruth Whitfield, 86. Pearl Young, 77. And then there was Aaron Salter . . .

Op-Ed

Must a girl in STEM be a ‘girl in STEM’?

Every weekday at 10:06 a.m., I walk into my high school engineering class and take a seat among my peers. I spend the period learning the same material as my classmates . . .

Jerry Kremer

In the governor’s race, Suozzi is stuck on first base

In just under six weeks, New York state voters will get a chance to select the candidates for governor and State Assembly. With no disrespect to that branch of the Legislature . . .

Randi Kreiss

A Memorial Day like no other in our lives

The things we carry to this Memorial Day, 2022, are freighted with more recent events than past battles. On the last Monday in May, we look back . . .