High school students moved by 9/11 memorial tour

The events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001 were an unforgettable experience for many, but for younger generations, the tragic ordeal may be more difficult to comprehend. Wantagh High School …

Jones Beach lifeguard crafts necklaces for Maui relief

When Wantagh resident Jasmine Chu saw the devastation caused by the Maui wildfires, she knew she needed to do something to help those who lost everything. Chu, 24, formerly lived in Oahu, …

Jazz fest swings into hearts of attendees

In early September, the sounds of saxophones and pianos filled the air at a Jazz festival in Wantagh. The event, “A Jazz Festival for the Ages”, featured a variety of skilled …

Wantagh students and staff share enthusiasm for new year

“Welcome Back” was chalked out in large, colorful letters at the entrance to Wantagh High School, the first of five buildings to open its doors as the 2023-24 school year began on Sept. …

Seaford Manor fourth graders adore day four

There may have been much excitement for the first day of the school year, but fourth graders at Seaford Manor Elementary School were even more hyped for their fourth day of class on Sept. 8. …


Don’t let money win: Veto this bill

The Greek playwright Euripides and the Dutch philosopher Erasmus had a shared philosophy, and it’s one all of us are familiar with: money talks. Especially in politics.

Peter King

From a House committee room to the Valbrook Diner

Last week I was at two events that, in very different ways, encapsulated significant aspects of my life. The first was in Washington . . .

Randi Kreiss

An open letter to my dad on his birthday

I should point out that this is a really open letter, because my dad died four years ago.


We honor the fallen, but must not forget our veterans

After our collective pause on Memorial Day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, it behooves us to take the next step by renewing our commitment to taking care of veterans right here in Nassau County.