Oceanside district to host several 9/11 events

The Oceanside School District will hold several events on the weekend of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A ceremony commemorating the events of that day will take place …

Oceanside Community comes together on International Overdose Awareness Day

It was an evening of remembrance on the Schoolhouse Green as members of the Oceanside community gathered on International Overdose Awareness day Sept. 1 to commemorate those who have lost their lives …

Celebrating Purple Heart Day in I.P.

Hope’s Land of Candy in Island Park celebrated Purple Heart Day Aug. 7 after the coronavirus pandemic prevented the 2020 edition of the event. Joan and Hope Cohen, a mother-daughter team who opened the candy shop seven years ago, partnered with the Museum of American Armor in Bethpage to provide passionate military re-enactors and vehicles for children to pose with and learn from and about.

New clam-eating champ is crowned at Peter’s Clam Bar in Island Park

Hundreds of spectators from aross Long Island gathered for the annual clam-eating comtest hosted by Peter’s Clam Bar in Island Park last Sunday. The friendly competition returned after it was …

JCC honors leaders at Heroes luncheon

Members of the Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC gathered for the inaugural Community Heroes Luncheon and Friedberg Friends Awards at the Sunny Atlantic Beach Club July 28. The JCC honored several dedicated community members for their support of the center and community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.


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.

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 . . .