County title for Oceanside's Rivezzo

Fifteen seconds was all Oceanside High School senior Ben Rivezzo needed to turn potential heartbreak into a lifetime achievement. Trailing Juan Ramos by a point in the waning moments of Nassau …

Celebrating Valentines Day with the gals at Kravit Jewlers

Kravit Jewlers in Oceanside welcomed Valentines Day early with a special “Galentines Day” celebration on Feb. 8. The evening included a serving of food and music by Food Network star “DJ …

Oceanside Kiwanis Super Bowl Sunday breakfast a success

In the tradition of the Oceanside Kiwanis, the group annual’s pancake breakfast, took on the aura of the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory. Local politicians stopped by at St. Anthony’s R.C. …

Oceanside administrators honored with state awards

Franky Simmons, principal of OHS Castleton, has been awarded the 2024 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship from the New York State Council of School Superintendents. The scholarship of $2,000 is given …

MSSN’s Brittney DiBella awarded ‘Unsung Hero’

The dedication and selflessness of emergency medicine physicians often can go unnoticed, but the New York American College of Emergency Physicians is shining a spotlight on those unsung heroes at …

COLUMNIST

Reflections on the special election

It isn’t often that a congressional race becomes the center of national attention. But that was the case in the campaign between Tom Suozzi and Mazi Pilip to succeed the disgraced George Santos in the 3rd Congressional District.

COLUMNIST

Check your Medicare statement carefully

If a poll were to be taken, I would have to be the last person on this planet who thinks that government is a perfect institution. I respect the FBI and the CIA, and I even trust the IRS. As a senior citizen, I have always considered Medicare one of the finest agencies we have, but some new facts have emerged that have convinced me that it is a sloppy and careless government behemoth.

COLUMNIST

Writing climate change into the K-12 curriculum

We are living in the midst of a climate emergency, with the expectation that conditions will significantly worsen in the near future. In January, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed that 2023 was the hottest year ever recorded. In New York state, climate change is impacting the environment, society and the economy as extreme weather events increase in frequency and intensity. Floods are more frequent, and the growing season for crops is changing. Climate disasters have cost the northeastern United States over $80 billion since 1980.

EDITORIAL

Let’s be sure we don’t relive some of our history

Black History Month is a chance for us to celebrate the many contributions African-Americans have made to the country. They’ve done this despite discrimination and oppression — something even Long Island, in the past, was not immune to.