Long Island tech employees plead guilty to copyright crime

Joseph Keegan, of Merrick, with Michael Calabria and Casey Silver, of Manorville and Stamford, CT., respectively, pleaded guilty on Sept. 15 in federal court in Central Islip to criminal copyright …


Circle of Hope founder dies at 56

Because of her affable nature, Cindy Knoll was everybody’s best friend. She was perhaps best known for getting people to passionately support a good cause. She was an influential member of the …

Merokean is making moves in the ring

Merokean Jaden Foster — better known by his ring name, Jaden Valo — is working toward a career on the professional wrestling circuit.

Merrick fire departments mark 9/11 20th anniversary

It was an emotional evening, but one in which the community again stood together. Twenty years ago, the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center shook the Merrick neighborhood, which lost residents in …

Healthier Mepham seeks growth

Mepham girls’ soccer is looking to rebound off an injury-plagued season back into championship contention this fall. 

Merrick man sentenced to 21 years for wife’s strangulation

A Merrick man was sentenced today to 21 years for the strangling death of his wife in February 2020.

Sexual assault victim speaks out on alleged abuse

“Your mess becomes your ministry.” This message has long guided Debbi Geller Rhodes, a sexual assault survivor who has channeled her struggles into her religion.


Vaccine race is a community-by-community effort

More than 80 percent of Nassau County adults have received at least their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. That’s excellent. Overall . . .


And don’t forget your flu shot this year

With all the highly necessary talk about the Covid-19 vaccine, it would be easy to overlook the flu shot, which each of us should get every year, but only about half of us do.

Scott Brinton

Memories of covering 9/11 haunt me still

My wife called soon after 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, her voice measured but tense. I was half-awake, preparing myself for the day . . .

Randi Kreiss

Season of fire and flood slips into September

It has been a season of extremes, but after the floods, fires, winds, Covid surges, ICUs getting slammed, little ones getting sick, and the heat waves, one drumbeat persists . . .


Reflections on race, racism and respect

Years ago, my wife and I walked onto a Martha Vineyard’s beach with my Cornell University advisee and his parents, only to be confronted by a white man asking where we thought we were going.