Individual fatally struck near Wantagh LIRR station

An unauthorized individual was fatally struck on the railroad tracks near the Wantagh Long Island Rail Road station Tuesday night. 

99-year-old WWII veteran honored in Wantagh, Merrick

Murray Steinberg’s 99th birthday was a community affair.

Wantagh parents join nationwide opposition to school mask mandates

At 10 a.m. on Sept 10, a small group of Wantagh School District parents gathered outside Wantagh High School to protest the district’s mask mandate for students. The 20 or so people who took …

Wantagh chamber’s candlelit vigil honors heroes

It was a solemn scene on Sept. 9 at Heroes’ Walk in Wantagh: With candle flames flickering in the wind, residents bowed their heads as the Wantagh American Legion Pipe Band played …

Task force could improve life for Nassau County residents with disabilities

A new group in the early stages of formation could help improve the lives of Nassau County residents with disabilities.


Reflections on race, racism and respect

Years ago, my wife and I walked onto a Martha Vineyard’s beach with my Cornell University advisee and his parents, only to be confronted by a white man asking where we thought we were going.

Scott Brinton

Memories of covering 9/11 haunt me still

My wife called soon after 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, her voice measured but tense. I was half-awake, preparing myself for the day . . .

Randi Kreiss

Season of fire and flood slips into September

It has been a season of extremes, but after the floods, fires, winds, Covid surges, ICUs getting slammed, little ones getting sick, and the heat waves, one drumbeat persists . . .


Vaccine race is a community-by-community effort

More than 80 percent of Nassau County adults have received at least their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. That’s excellent. Overall . . .


And don’t forget your flu shot this year

With all the highly necessary talk about the Covid-19 vaccine, it would be easy to overlook the flu shot, which each of us should get every year, but only about half of us do.