Elmont LIRR station opening for partial service next month

The new Long Island Rail Road station in Elmont is set to open for partial service in November, according to a statement released by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

'Inhumane treatment' of Haitian migrants denounced by local leaders

Community leaders and local elected officials held a press conference on Sept. 22 outside the Nassau County Legislature building to protest the “inhumane treatment” of Haitian migrants at the southern border of the United States.

World War II heroes take trip to capital

Nine local World War II veterans flew to Washington, D.C., last Sunday to visit the monument on the National Mall dedicated to veterans of the war. The trip was organized by Honor Flight Long Island, a nonprofit founded in 2004 that has flown nearly a quarter of a million American veterans to the nation’s capital at no cost to them. The organization was created by a veteran who wanted to send his brothers and sisters in arms to see for themselves the memorial dedicated to them for their service.

Elmont healthcare worker named person of distinction

Elmont resident Jacqueline Archer, a healthcare worker who directly treated Covid-19 patients during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, was selected as a person of distinction by the New York State Senate.

Elmont school district launches new website

The Elmont Union Free School District launched a new website on Sept. 7, according to a statement released by the district. The website, according to the district, was redesigned for easier access and efficiency.

Editorial

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 . . .

Editorial

Get your teenagers vaccinated ASAP . . .

Some 87 percent of Nassau County’s adult population, ages 18 and up, has received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Bravo, Nassau!

Op-Ed

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.