House fire in Seaford causes significant damage

On July 26, there was a large house fire at 3980 Wolkow Avenue in Seaford.

Seaford student sings in Italy

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra recently selected a number of chorus students from Long Island for a two-week singing tour in Italy, from July 6-19, with the Vatican being the final stop.

James Vinson, fire captain, dies

Capt. James Vinson, who served more than 20 years with the Wantagh Fire Department, died unexpectedly on July 5. He was 44.

Town helps seniors, residents beat the heat

The Town of Hempstead is helping residents beat the heat. With last week’s heat wave seeing temperatures well into the mid-to-high 90’s, and a real feel of the triple digits, residents needed to cool off. During times of extreme heat, seniors or individuals who may not have access to air conditioning have a hard time staying cool.

Liberty asks residents to conserve their water

With exceptionally high temperatures and an unusually low amount of rainfall, Liberty New York Water says that water usage, primarily lawn maintenance, among Long Island residents has peaked in recent weeks.

Op-Ed

Will the Russians fly away from the space station?

Given the all-but-declared new cold war between the U.S. and Russia, it may seem unsurprising that Vladimir Putin’s government would announce plans to pull out of its partnership with the International Space Station . . .

Randi Kreiss

Family time on Maine’s rocky seacoast

Things began to go sideways when the rain began, and we broke out the Monopoly set.

Editorial

It’s time to go to the precinct and vote . . . again?

With school board elections and the June primary for the Assembly, it seems we’re making more trips to our polling precinct than we might make to the gym.

Op-Ed

Two heroes, and one captain who should’ve been ashamed

A tall obelisk rises from the heart of Rockville Cemetery, the Lynbrook burial ground that dates back to the earliest days of our nation. It remembers the 139 souls lost . . .