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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.

Roy Gier, ex-chief of Oyster Bay Fire Department dies at 55

The Oyster Bay Fire Department was Roy E. Gier’s second home. Once a member of the department’s Teddy’s Boys Drill Team, he competed against other fire departments, and the team won year after year. For Gier, it was all about honoring his beloved OBFD, where he was part of a brotherhood that family and friends say he treasured. His fellow firefighters said he would do anything for the department and the community as well.

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.


Fill out the census — the deadline is Sept. 30

Elected leaders from across Nassau County are urging — even pleading with — residents to fill out the U.S. census if they have not already done so, and time is running out.

Scott Brinton

A maddening tale of two presidencies

Donald Trump revealed his true self to The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward over the course of 18 interviews beginning last December, appearing coherent and well-informed . . .

Randi Kreiss

You’d better believe it: We are in this together

Five years ago, I returned from a visit to my kids and grandkids, who live in a mountain town in northern California, and in this space I wrote, “I have come back from the future, and if you plan on going, better wear your fire-retardant underwear.”

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 . . .