Committed to ensuring veterans are remembered

A vet who knew the secrets

Reginald Butt Jr. graduated from Oyster Bay High School on June 24, 1956. Four days later, he joined the Navy. His father, Reginald, who had been in the British Navy, was “tickled pink,” …

Commemorating a journalist who gave her all and then some

Marie Colvin Way a reminder of a hometown girl’s sacrifice

Legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin is a heroine in her hometown of East Norwich, as she is nationwide. When she was killed on Feb. 22, 2012, in Homs, Syria, Colvin, 56, was on assignment for …

Top businesspeople make a difference

Want to really get involved with the community? That’s easy — join your local chamber of commerce.

Nature Conservancy discusses environmental projects

People came to the Oyster Bay Brewing Company for a presentation by the Nature Conservancy on the current state of environmental efforts on Long Island. Updates were given on onging major …

Learning importance of service to country

Veterans are honored at Saint Dominic

Veterans from across the North Shore gathered at Saint Dominic Catholic Church in Oyster Bay on Nov. 6 for an early Veterans Day dinner and celebration. The honorees had the chance to eat, chat and …

Atlantic Steamer’s door are open to new members

Since 1736, when Benjamin Franklin created the first volunteer fire department in America, firefighters have had a special place in the country’s cultural consciousness. The image of mustached men …


When nature calls at 35,000 feet

The Federal Aviation Administration has just closed the comment period for the flying public regarding the size of airline passenger seats. They were focused on the wrong seats.

Randi Kreiss

Need a boost? Celebrate your micro-joys.

Last week I wrote about the midterm elections, which may or may not be resolved by the time you read this. I acknowledged . . .


Honor the men and women of the armed forces

There are just two federal holidays each year acknowledging — and thanking — the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces for their service to our country.


Our kids can’t do the math

When I was in high school in the Bronx in the 1960s, they didn’t let us use calculators on tests. They hadn’t invented them yet.