Mark Ritter, 91, Long Beach Library book facilitator

Mark Ritter, a quick-witted storyteller and the longtime facilitator of a decades-old book group in Long Beach, died recently at age 91. An amateur actor and program director of a Babylon-based …

Four Dems debate in race for party’s nomination for 4th CD

Four Democrats vying for their party’s nomination to run for a vacated congressional seat in the Fourth Congressional District squared off in a debate Monday night, agreeing that they must keep …

Jerry Kremer

Courage is too rare a commodity these days

One of my all-time favorite books was written by the late President John F. Kennedy in 1956, four years before he became president. The book, “Profiles in Courage” . . .

Randi Kreiss

Governor DeSantis: Teachers need to be educated

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s plan to allow U.S. veterans to teach in Florida classrooms is a terrific concept — if and when the veterans earn bachelor’s degrees and complete teacher training programs.


Protect democracy: Become an election protector

During the dog days of summer, many people are more apt to relax on vacation than to think about whom they plan to vote for in the upcoming elections, never mind how they can help ensure voters’ rights at the polling place.


Where’s the county’s plan for opioid settlement funds?

Nassau County’s ongoing mission to address the opioid addiction crisis is one of the most important and most heart-wrenching issues I contend with . . .