Christmas house continues into fourth decade

F or 31 years the Barrella family has gone to extremes to decorate their Island Park house for Christmas, each year bigger and better. Before that, while living in Long Beach, they had almost a …


Teens help furry friends this holiday season

Sydney Dolger and Riley Rugolo have an affinity for furry friends that has started spilling out of the classroom. Tenth graders at Oceanside High School, they participate in the same clubs together …


D’Esposito in driver’s seat to House floor

He was an obscure candidate from Island Park who went up against a Republican powerhouse — and won. His name was Al D’Amato, who would go on to serve 18 years in the U.S. Senate before …

Oceanside JCC

Grants used to educate those with disabilities

The Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center has been awarded the “Next Big Idea” grant from the Butler Endowment Fund through UJA-Federation of New York to begin a Teaching …

Nassau County Redistricting

GOP, Dems can’t agree on district maps

Nassau County Republicans and Democrats remained far apart when it comes to redistricting the county legislature. And as a final map is expected to be released this week — if not already …

Randi Kreiss

Thankful, mindful and watchful this holiday

The midterm elections proved that you can’t put lipstick on a pig. Well, maybe you can try, but eventually folks will see through the cover-up.


The power of concession

You’ve likely never heard the name William Jennings Bryan, as he’s not among those regularly talked about in history books. But his contribution to democracy . . .

Jerry Kremer

Time to throw out the political trash

Happily, the midterm elections are behind us. They were, at best, stressful, and overall they were ugly.