Despite pandemic, business is looking up in downtown O.B.

Anyone walking through downtown Oyster Bay in the past year no doubt noticed a change in the hamlet. Where there once were vacant buildings and closed shops, there are now new stores. Whether …

Glen Cove sees spike in Covid cases at schools, hospital

Cases of Covid-19 continue to climb in Glen Cove, and the increase continues to cause disruptions. Public schools reopened Monday, as planned, after the holiday break, but a day later, the Glen Cove City School District switched to remote learning for two days because of an increase in the number of staff members who were infected or exposed. Students returned to classrooms on Thursday.

A thank you, by way of a jar filled with joy

The holiday season is a time of hustle and bustle, buying and wrapping presents, and organizing and reorganizing. So, it can be easy to forget the real meaning of the holidays — that giving …

Bruce Blakeman takes office as Nassau County executive

Hundreds packed into the lobby of the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Monday as new County Executive Bruce Blakeman, County Comptroller Elaine Phillips and County Clerk Maureen O’Connell took their oaths of office.

Swearing-in ceremony held for town leaders

The Town of Oyster Bay hosted its 2022 Induction Ceremony on Jan 5., swearing-in board members Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilwoman Michele Johnson, Councilman Lou Imbroto, Councilman Tom Hand …

Grant funds to help keep Sound healthy

More projects are in the works to protect the health of the Long Island Sound and Hempstead Harbor, thanks to grant funding that was recently awarded by the federal government. On Tuesday, key …

Editorial

No school district should overturn mask mandate

In his first week on the job, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman addressed the coronavirus pandemic in a way that can best be described as premature, if not downright foolhardy.

Op-Ed

How to teach about the Jan. 6 insurrection

National Public Radio and ABC News warn, “Teachers are on the front lines in the Jan. 6 culture war.”

Op-Ed

The Webb telescope is up, but who was James Webb?

On Christmas Day, NASA sent into space the James Webb telescope, which, if all works out as planned, will provide us with our first look into the beginning of time.

Randi Kreiss

Choosing to read hope in the crystal ball

What if we got knocked out of our socks by a brilliant turnabout in our national life? At the moment, “Happy New Year” rings hollow.