Improving Tappen Beach's water quality

The Town of Oyster Bay has received a $2.3 million grant from New York state’s Water Quality Improvement Program, town officials announced on Jan. 2. The funding will be used to complete a …

Locust Valley parents discuss the future superintendent

Although the audience never exceeded 10 people, those who did attend the Locust Valley School District’s parent forum on Jan. 6 had plenty to say. They were invited by School Leadership LLC, a …

Shooting to benefit Crohn’s Disease research

Harrison Gillman has never been one to seek attention. Although he is not shy about talking about his battle with Crohn’s Disease, he doesn’t enjoy the spotlight. That’s why it was …

Work begins on new Family Medicine Center at Glen Cove Hospital

Reaching Glen Cove Hospital’s Family Medicine Center from the hospital’s main entrance requires a quarter-mile trek through an underground tunnel. Located on the ground floor at the rear …

State eyes prohibiting plastic foam

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed legislation to ban the use of polystyrene foam in disposable food containers throughout New York state. The announcement has garnered the praise of state environmental …

Taking a stab at the big leagues armed with a épée

Like most juniors at Oyster Bay High School, Rachel Kowalsky, 17, is hard at work studying for the SATs. But unlike most of her peers, whenever she doesn’t have a pencil in hand, Kowalsky holds …

‘He is a true public servant’

Richard LaMarca is the type of person who, if he found a stocking filled with horse manure on Christmas morning, would start looking for his new horse. A self-prescribed “everyday guy,” …

Editorial

Transforming the Hub will take political leadership

"What does the future of the suburbs look like?” That was the question pondered by Rebecca D’Eloia, RXR Realty’s vice president for development and the project manager overseeing transformation of the Nassau County Hub, last Friday afternoon.

Randi Kreiss

Don’t let political chaos ruin your holiday

In these days before Christmas and the first days of Hanukkah, the last moments of 2019, the eve of a new year, I’ve been struggling to feel the joy.

Scott Brinton

The inherent right of trees to exist

It was around 8 a.m. on a Saturday, if I remember correctly. The chainsaw revved, then wailed, as it tore into the old oak tree in the far corner of my neighbor’s yard.

Alfonse D'Amato

Criminals’ early release threatens public safety

Our leaders need to think very carefully about the implications of recent moves to release both convicted criminals and those charged with crimes from prison. In the rush to advance sentencing and bail reforms . . .