Nassau County IDA approves benefits for $56 million apartment plan in Island Park

A $56 million project to transform a waterfront-catering complex into an apartment development was granted preliminary approval for economic incentives from the Town of Hempstead Industrial …

Hempstead Lake State Park is protected from floods, and now open to all

H urricane Sandy caused immeasurable grief and destruction nearly 11 years ago. That devastation, however, has spurred a few positives. State officials in June announced the completion of a vast …

An Island Park concert at the end of the rainbow

After a rainy day, the weather cleared and Island Park residents came out in force to hear the performance of Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio at the Island Park Library on July 18. Denet …

Island Park Library hosts Drug Take-Back Day

Island Park Library hosted a Prescription Drug Take Back program on July 22, co-sponsored by the Village of Island Park, Island Park Kiwanis, the Nassau County Police Department, and Long Beach …

JCC boxing program packs a punch

The boxing program at the Friedberg JCC is the undisputed heavyweight champion in Oceanside, and has taken off during the past year under the leadership of North Merrick resident Steve …


Staying safe from shark close encounters

It won’t be long before the iconic film 'Jaws' turns 50 — a fact that’s just difficult to imagine.


You have no idea what teachers deal with

His name was David, and he killed himself in my second year of teaching.

Peter King

My unexpected medical adventure

I had never spent more than one night in a hospital or been confronted by serious illness, so my recent surgery for stomach cancer and six-day hospital stay were a life-altering experience.

Peter King

At this dinner, true patriotism was on vivid display

Recently I was privileged to attend the annual Patriot Award Dinner hosted by the Seaford High School 9/11 Memorial Committee. This event, and other 9/11 programs and projects in Seaford, are administered by the Memorial Committee . . .

Randi Kreiss

Chimps face N.Y. court test of ‘personhood’

Chimpanzee stories invite cheap shots, jokes and memories of J. Fredd Muggs (a regular on “The Today Show”), but the true story of these primates in modern times is both shameful and tragic.