The death of a bayman will bring forth new life

Life changed forever for John Kennedy during the early hours of May 17, 2020, when his son Mike was found floating in the Long Island Sound off Centre Island, his clam boat a quarter of a mile away. …

Oyster Bay Cove man accused of murdering business rival

The residents of Cove Road knew Qing Ming “Allen” Yu for years as an inconsiderate and unpleasant neighbor. But none of them ever suspected he would be accused of murder.On May 10, Yu was …

Jon Kaiman, leader for 24-years running for Congress

Jon Kaiman has had a unique 24-year political career and some would say he’s seen it all. Now he has his sights set on filling U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi’s seat, who he challenged unsuccessfully in …

Town proposes updates to zoning law and codes

The Town of Oyster Bay announced a proposal for a local law to amend and update several provisions and definitions of certain zoning laws at a public board meeting on May 11. The discussion focused …

Locust Valley Central School District budget results

The Locust Valley Central School District budget passed on Tuesday evening, with 1,284 votes for and 982 votes against. Additionally, voters have re-elected Board of Education incumbent Margaret …

Community say yes to Oyster Bay-East Norwich School budget

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District’s budget of roughly $62 million passed Tuesday with 781 residents for it and 288 voting against it. With most of the expenses in the budget …

Updated May 12, 2022

Roosevelt laid to rest again with re-enactor James Foote’s death

James Foote, who was beloved in the hamlet and surrounding villages for his portrayal of President Theodore Roosevelt, died in his sleep on Wednesday, just as the president had a century ago. His …


Your voice is more important now than ever

It’s likely the eve of the destruction of Roe v. Wade — an act likely to be met with cheers or outrage, depending on which side of the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court abortion case people land on. And what comes next could very well be up to your state legislator.


A leaking Supreme Court puts us at risk

Let’s be clear. The calculated illegal leak of a draft decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is akin to leaking the launch codes for America’s nuclear arsenal.


My friend Mike, and his new interest in guns

My friend Mike is a gentle soul with a quick sense of humor. We met when we studied journalism at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Center and worked endlessly on the school newspaper, Seawanhaka.

Randi Kreiss

When the pandemic hits home

Two Sundays ago my husband tested positive for Covid-19. He was at home on the East Coast and I was visiting grandkids on the West Coast. It was the very last night of my trip; he called to say he had a cold . . .