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Alison Ericksen earns 2022 Special Service Award

Alison Eriksen has been named the  Oceanside Kiwanis Club’s recipient of the 2022 Special Service Award. Eriksen is a licensed social worker by trade, and holds a Master’s Degree …

Oceanside Schools

Team captain takes on leadership conference

Gianna Horen, the girls’ swim team captain at Oceanside High School, represented OHS, New York State, and Long Island’s Section VIII at a leadership conference in Indianapolis over the …

Oceanside Schools

Learning the golden rule through emoji drawings

Some say a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many words can be contrived from emojis? When words fail to convey the tone and feeling of a message, emojis can help to make it clearer, which …

Oceanside Schools

New wellness center hosts furry friends every Thursday

The new Oceanside High School Wellness Center hosted its first of many therapy dog appearances on Sept. 15. Thanks to a grant made possible by former state senator Todd Kaminsky the center is nearly …


Color Run to help 15-year-old with leukemia

Ava Salonia is an extraordinary student and athlete at Oceanside High School who was recently diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia. Family and friends of the Salonia family, along with the Kiwanis …


Why we need to go back to the moon

Ever since NASA started trying, unsuccessfully so far, to launch its unmanned Artemis I spacecraft . . .

Randi Kreiss

When Nazis killed 6 million, where was America?

I implore readers to watch the new six-hour, three-part series on PBS, “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein.


Banning books is un-American

Last week was Banned Books Week, a time to spotlight censorship and attempts across the country to take books off library shelves.


So you think the governor’s a shoo-in in November?

Is it any surprise that Gov. Kathy Hochul’s once insurmountable lead in the polls is eroding when public opinion surveys are analyzed carefully?