Elementary class learns social cues with robot

When students in Alana Smith’s third-grade class arrive every morning at the John Street School in Franklin Square, they are greeted by Milo — a robot that teaches social cues and emotions, and soon will teach academic disciplines as well.

Businesses learn tips, tricks for digital marketing

Franklin Square businesses learned some tips and tricks to improve their marketing skills from Penny Saver Digital Creative Agency on Sept. 20.

Life Scout looks for donations to Hempstead prayer garden

Quincy Velez, a Life Scout with Franklin Square Boy Scout Troop 485, wants to provide his community a place to pray for military veterans and people who died of Covid-19 illnesses.

How students, families can prepare for the college application process

The college application process can be daunting, but the Elmont Memorial Library and the Franklin Square Library are helping students and their families to make the process less stressful.

Franklin Square remembers lives lost in 9/11 attacks 22 years later

Franklin Square residents gathered last Sunday evening at the town’s Sept. 11 Memorial at Rath Park to memorialize 25 members of the community who died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 22 years ago.

10 years in Franklin Square: ‘The little Red Mango that could’ on LI

Chris Cianciulli opened his Red Mango shop at 721 Franklin Ave. in Franklin Square back in 2013 — when the popular frozen yogurt franchise was just starting to pick up steam. At the time, there …

A 'sweet' addition to Franklin Square: The Sweet Life Bake Shop celebrates its grand opening

Owners Nicole Minor and Jose Velasquez officially debuted their new bakery The Sweet Life Bake Shop on May 12 and are excited to offer quality desserts to the Franklin Square community. Minor, …


Don’t let money win: Veto this bill

The Greek playwright Euripides and the Dutch philosopher Erasmus had a shared philosophy, and it’s one all of us are familiar with: money talks. Especially in politics.


We honor the fallen, but must not forget our veterans

After our collective pause on Memorial Day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, it behooves us to take the next step by renewing our commitment to taking care of veterans right here in Nassau County.

Randi Kreiss

An open letter to my dad on his birthday

I should point out that this is a really open letter, because my dad died four years ago.

Peter King

From a House committee room to the Valbrook Diner

Last week I was at two events that, in very different ways, encapsulated significant aspects of my life. The first was in Washington . . .