Empire Wind Project

Construction on horizon for the South Shore wind farm

The winds of change are slowly coming from the east — but they are coming as a Norway-based energy company readies to set up shop in Island Park. Equinor — a multibillion-dollar …

Winter Festival makes a triumphant return

Dozens of community members bundled up and jumped into the holiday spirit at the annual Franklin Civic Association’s Winter Festival and tree lighting at the Rath Park Gazebo in Franklin Square on …

Mayor Murray receives lifetime achievement award

Hundreds gathered at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Saturday, Dec. 3, for the Friends of Mercy Hospital’s 86th annual Mercy Ball.

A hospital committed to helping the caregivers

Caring for the caregivers at Glen Cove Hospital

Nancy White and Christine Mills met in 2018, when they answered an ad for volunteers at Glen Cove Hospital. Sitting next to each other at the orientation, the retired nurses immediately bonded, …

Freeport showcases young entrepreneurs at Rec Center expo

Children, teenagers and young adults experienced running their own businesses for a day at the Young Entrepreneurs Expo at the Freeport Recreation Center, selling everything from jewelry to hair …


Natalia Suaza is crowned Miss Teen Long Island

She lacked any formal training or previous experience in the pageant circuit, but newcomer Natalia Suaza took the local pageant world by storm after capturing the crown for Miss Teen Long Island 2023 …

Singing his way to the top

Malverne High School sophomore Michael Lawless said he felt a mix of surprise and excitement when he was recently selected to participate in the prestigious National Honor Choir Conference.

Wantagh-based temple celebrates Torah restoration

Temple B’nai Torah in Wantagh recently took a giant step forward in unifying its diverse congregation by hosting a weekend-long spiritual Torah restoration.


Roosevelt’s address to the nation, Dec. 8, 1941

"Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy . . ."


The red wave that wasn’t, and the crime wave that isn’t

Despite expectations, Republicans ended up underperforming on Nov. 8. Although they narrowly captured the House, Democrats kept the Senate and even managed to flip multiple state chambers blue . . .

Randi Kreiss

No, Gwyneth, I will not buy your face cream

In this season of marathon shopping, I started wondering why I buy what I buy. There are millions of choices when it comes to our cosmetics and cars and food and OTC meds and clothing and shoes and . . .


Facing life — and death — with peace and love

John Casciani died last weekend. You don’t know him, but trust me, he wouldn’t want anyone to fuss over him. He came into this world quietly 88 years ago . . .