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Lynbrook historial odds and ends: A sad end in 1859

In 1859, after a Fourth of July celebratory cannon accidentally blew him up, Anthony Pearsall’s epitaph was written on his tombstone in the Old Sand Hole Cemetery:

Car parade celebrates Lynbrook veteran’s 93rd birthday

With lights and sirens blaring, Lynbrook firefighters and police officers drove down Vine Street in Lynbrook on Sunday in their fire trucks and patrol cars to honor World War II veteran and longtime Lynbrook resident William Vogric.

Lynbrook Fire Department extinguishes car fire

On Jan. 16, Lynbrook firefighters responded to a car fire at 100 Earle Ave.

One person injured as car collides with tow truck in Lynbrook

One person was inured in a four-vehicle accident after a large tow truck collided with a Corvette, which smashed into a tree down an embankment along Sunrise Highway, near Reyam Road, on the morning of Jan. 13. Two cars that were parked on Sunrise Highway were also struck.

Atria Lynbrook resident turns 104

Echoes of people singing “Happy Birthday” could be heard from the Atria Lynbrook retirement living center on Dec. 23 at about 1:30 p.m., as family members sang to resident Signe Ralph in …

Letters to the Lynbrook/East Rockaway Editor (Jan. 21-27)

This week's letters to the Editor endorse Laura Ryder for village board trustee in Lynbrook.


Let the healing begin

On March 4, 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln stood on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol to take the oath of office and deliver his first inaugural address. Seven southern states had already . . .

Randi Kreiss

Fear hovered over Biden inauguration week

As I write this, after the mob attack on the Capitol and before this week’s Presidential Inauguration, like many of you, I don’t know what to believe.

Jerry Kremer

What we do right now will echo in history

America is in a state of shock in the wake of the assault on the U.S. Capitol, a second impeachment of President Trump and months of denial of the validity of November’s election. We have a new president . . .