At Vintage Bar it’s all for laughs

The Vintage Bar & Lounge in Wantagh, the site of weekly open mics hosted by comedian, writer and improv teacher D.B. Frick, is a dim and unapologetically honest comedy venue. George Carlin, Eddie …

2020 budget includes tax cut, revenue hike

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen submitted her tentative budget for 2020 on Monday, which featured a 1.73 percent property tax rollback as part of her response to what she called the …

Kiwanis food drive a success

The Seaford Kiwanis Club hosted a food drive in coordination with opening day for the Long Island Broncos youth football league at Seamans Neck Park in Seaford on Sept. 22. The community food drive …

MacArthur celebrates perfect Homecoming

It just doesn’t get much better. Perfect weather, vintage muscle cars, beautiful high school boys and girls performing perfectly executed routines … these are the days from which lasting high …

Seaford, Wantagh schools institute flexible seatings

Sitting by the security vestibule at Seaford Harbor Elementary School last week, a pair of venerable students’ desks made of cast iron and oak sat ready, at long last, for retirement. They were …

Op-Ed

Multifamily housing caught in its own ‘Groundhog Day’

Remember Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day”? He played a TV reporter repeating Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pa., again and again. I often feel the same when I look back at my 20 years of public meetings and debates about multifamily housing’s effects on Long Island schools.

Op-Ed

1969: watershed in a decade of change

By now, nearly every publication has written about the iconic moments in the summer of 1969 when humankind seemed to take a collective breath and move forward . . .

50 years on, and the space race still resonates

This past week marked the 50th anniversary of the safe return of the Apollo 11 crew after a 476,000-mile round trip to the moon. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins splashed down in the …