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Locust Valley Central School District prepared for the first day of school

The Locust Valley Central School District opened its doors today for students and while things may look a bit different, students will be provided with the same exemplary education that the community …

Nassau County minority legislators focus on county map

The Democrats in the Nassau County Legislature are asking for changes in how the county’s legislative map is drawn. They may be a little early, since redistricting will not be considered until …

Survey finds not all teachers want to return to school

A Locust Valley School Employees Association survey found that 78 percent of the district’s teachers are concerned about returning to school. The survey, in which 178 teachers participated, was taken a few days before Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Aug. 7 announced that schools could reopen in the fall, the union’s president, Gabby Harrington said. Weeks later, the educators are still worried.

Senators grill utilities over Isaias response

Members of the State Senate joined the Public Service Commission, Long Island Power Authority and PSEG Long Island officials in a 13-hour virtual hearing on Aug. 20 to discuss what many said was the …

No Covid-19 check-ins for over a month at G.C. Hospital

It’s been over a month since Glen Cove Hospital checked in a Covid-19 patient, surrounded by a community with an infection rate less than 1 percent. One patient, who has tested negative for Covid-19, remained in recovery from the virus in the hospital’s rehab unit in mid-August.

Police mental health training bill passes

The Nassau County Legislature approved a bill last week that is intended to promote alternative approaches to mental health-related interventions by Nassau County police officers. The measure, …

Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District prepares for September opening

School districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties, along with the rest of the state, will be allowed to reopen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug.7. He said he based his decision on low infection rates recorded in every region of the state.


This Sept. 11, we mourn more deeply than ever

For those who lived in the New York metropolitan area when the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists, Sept. 11 is a day that will “live in infamy,” to quote President Franklin D. Roosevelt . . .


Returning to Long Island’s segregated schools

As the new school year begins, students, teachers and parents are understandably focused on the immediate issue of how schools are reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. But . . .


Deliver the letter. The sooner, the better.

Meet at the mailbox, we told our kids when they walked up the block to wait for the school bus. Those were the elementary school years when the yellow bus hauled them off to . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

The economy needs emergency attention now

Three-quarters of a year into 2020, let’s all pray that the end of Covid-19 is mercifully within view. Great progress is being made . . .