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Oceanside educator is New York's Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Wolfe, an Oceanside High School social studies teacher, said she cried tears of joy when she received the call in mid-July that the New York State Education Department chose her as the state’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. “I just felt overwhelmed by the acknowledgement that my life’s work is important,” she said.

A successful, socially distant 49th annual San Gennaro Feast in Island Park

The coronavirus couldn’t keep Sacred Heart Church in Island Park from celebrating the 49th annual San Gennaro Feast at Sacred Heart on Sept. 12.

Island Park village board looks ahead after uncontested election

Island Park Village Trustees Irene Naudis and Barbara Volpe-Ried may have ran unopposed to retain their seats, but it didn’t stop the community from showing their support during the election on …

Friedberg JCC in Oceanside launches ‘Day at the J’ for remote learning students

With the Covid-19 crisis leaving parents struggling with facing the challenges of battling work responsibilities and remote learning for children, the Friedberg JCC has offered a new “All Day at the J” program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Island Park hosts solemn 9/11 ceremony

On the solemn and somber 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, elected officials, firefighters, veterans, local leaders and community members gathered at the Village of Island Park’s 9/11 memorial for a ceremony commemorating that dark day in American history.

Randi Kreiss

Irony abounds in the time of Trump

We are living in a Greek tragedy, rich in ironic twists. Donald Trump, who ran for office on the promise of “draining the swamp,” has created an administration populated by swamp critters . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Some inconvenient facts about energy and the environment

One of the great U.S. success stories in recent times has been the country’s move to energy independence. Because we now produce more than enough domestic energy to power our homes and businesses . . .