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Northwell offers free virtual Women’s Health Summit

Northwell Health’s Katz Institute for Women’s Health and the 92nd Street Y are offering a free five-day program from June 7 to 11. Celebrities, authors, physicians and health and wellness experts will speak about medicine, parenting, mental health, prevention and other topics. 

Glen Cove High School junior continues to fight cancer

For the past six months, the Aguilar family of Glen Cove has been dealing with a harrowing challenge: pediatric cancer. Ryan Aguilar, 17, a junior at Glen Cove High School, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, last November. To show support and raise his spirits, relatives, friends and neighbors organized a car parade past the Aguilar home on Doxey Drive last Saturday morning.

‘Downtown Summer Nights’ in full swing in Glen Cove

After a successful season of street closures during the warmer months last year, Glen Cove has decided to continue to close off the downtown streets on weekend nights again this year to create more outdoor dining space. The City Council held two public hearings on the matter last month, and approved the closing of portions of School and Glen streets on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Glen Cove celebrates a centenarian

Ralph Panetta has been “hanging around” Glen Cove for the past century. The Glen Cove resident celebrated his 100th birthday last month with family, friends and well-wishers at The Regency, where he has lived for the past eight years. The celebration included gifts, speeches, and tears of happiness.

Experts weigh in on vaccine and children

To help answer some questions, and to alleviate anxiety parents may have about vaccinating their children, Nassau County Legislator Arnold Drucker and State Senators Kevin Thomas, Jim Gaughran and Anna Kaplan partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics to host a virtual panel on May 26, at which parents could ask pediatricians questions.

Recognizing a fallen hero

This month, a bill is being considered in the Nassau County Legislature to rename a portion of Forest Avenue, in Locust Valley, Sgt. Robert Hendriks Way. The measure would honor the life and service …

Glen Cove Schools appoints Dr. Kim Rodriguez

The Glen Cove City School District appointed Dr. Kim H. Rodriguez as the district’s new assistant superintendent for human resources, which was effective as of Jan. 19.

Editorial

Boaters take note: Stop speeding in the wetlands

It’s nearly summer, and the boating season is now upon us. That means speedboats and personal watercraft roaring along our coastline.

Scott Brinton

Suburban Long Island getting wilder by the day

Last Nov. 8, I was kayaking in Emory Creek in Freeport, just north of the Narrows, when I spotted what I thought was a chunk of garbage floating in the waterway and paddled over to collect it.

Randi Kreiss

On the road with a priest, a knight and a monk

After 15 months, hundreds of miles, 800 pages and 40 hours of audio, I listened to the closing words of my book this week, and it was good.

Op-Ed

We must reduce the dangers of fire-retardant chemicals

Our brave firefighters risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe. The least we can do is protect them from dangerous, cancer-causing chemicals.

Randi Kreiss

It isn’t your grandma’s senior prom night

Prom 2021 is an act of faith. It is kids needing to shake off more than a year of lockdowns, shutdowns, sickness and isolation. It is a down payment on good times ahead after an avalanche of disappointments.