Uniondale budget passes; Desiré and Longsworth elected to Board of Education

In the Uniondale School District, Charmise Desiré ran unopposed, receiving 677 votes. Current board member Justin Brown did not seek re-election. Natalie Longsworth ran unopposed for his …


U.N.: Climate change is real, and it’s getting uglier

To the climate deniers, we say this: Wake up. July was the hottest month in the past 142 years, since humans started recording climate data, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Scott Brinton

Restoring a lost habitat in our backyard

In the early morning of April 28, I tiptoed into my dew-coated backyard in Merrick to watch as an orange sun slowly migrated upward, sending its rays streaming through the hundreds of flower-covered branches . . .

Randi Kreiss

All you can eat? Amid a tenacious virus, not so much.

If there’s one thing that is quintessentially American, it’s the all-you-can-eat, stuff-yourself-till-you-die buffet. Now, as the Delta variant spreads . . .


L.I. school board tries to ban Black Lives Matter

The Smithtown School District will restrict the use of 34 BrainPop instructional videos in classrooms because they introduce topics like Black Lives Matter and human sexuality.