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Former Rockville Centre chamber president and activist dies at 95

Sylvia Chertow was an activist before her time, fighting for Nassau County’s small business owners and disadvantaged populations right up until the day she died — on Jan. 29, at age …

Rockville Centre police reform plan to be adopted by April

Village trustees hosted a virtual public hearing March 1 on the Rockville Centre Police Department’s proposed reform plans, created in accordance with the New York State Police Reform and …

Former Franklin Square doctor charged with murder in opioid case

A doctor who had previously operated out of a former Radio Shack building in Franklin Square is facing murder and reckless endangerment charges for overprescribing opioids between 2016 and 2018, which led to five patients’ deaths, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said at a news conference on Thursday.

Josie Howard, Rockville Centre firefighter and tireless volunteer, succumbs to Covid-19

Josie Howard was proud of her hometown, and spent her life helping others in the Rockville Centre community, whether it was improving their quality of life through her roles on the village’s planning and zoning boards, or saving lives as a volunteer firefighter. The mother of five and grandmother of four died Feb. 18 after a battle with Covid-19 and pneumonia. She was 64.

Congresswoman Rice calls on Cuomo to resign over sexual harassment accusations

U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, who represents the South Shore's 4th District, called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo late Monday to resign after a third woman came forward accusing him of sexual harassment. Rice …


We need more women elected leaders

It’s been over 27 years since Colin Ferguson stepped onto a Long Island Rail Road train in Mineola and started indiscriminately firing a 9mm pistol at passengers. The attack propelled Carolyn McCarthy to run for Congress.


So now that you’re vaccinated . . .

I applaud the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent guidance update recommending that people who are fully vaccinated not be confined to quarantine after exposure to a case of Covid-19.


How do you know I’m from Lawn Guyland?

I was in Ryann’s Wines in East Meadow around the holidays, standing at the checkout, when a fellow customer, a man in his 70s, called out to a 20-something employee from across the store.