Governor signs Armory over to the village of Freeport

The old National Guard armory on Babylon Turnpike officially belongs to Freeport. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill on Dec. 11. “It’s signed,” Senator John Brooks said before the ink …

Freeport protesters: ‘No justice, no peace!’

More than 100 community activists turned out for a Dec. 6 protest at Refuge Apostolic Church in Freeport to decry the arrest of Freeporter Akbar Rogers, 44, after a viral video of the incident showed Freeport police officers pulling him to the ground and piling on top of him, and at least two officers throwing punches at him and one kicking him while he was lying face down.

Police: Sewanhaka security guard accused of sexually assaulting teen

An Elmont man allegedly sexually assaulted a teenager while working as a security guard at Sewanhaka High School, according to the Nassau County Police Department.

$39.9M North Shore school bond passes

North Shore School District administrators and parents were all smiles in the high school gym as the passing of the $39.9 million school bond was announced on Dec. 10. According to tentative results, …

'There's a lot of history here'

East Rockaway mansion dating back to 1800s to be razed

Standing in a large, vacant bedroom inside one of East Rockaway’s oldest mansions, at 82 Centre Ave., local craftsman Daniel Warren beamed as he retold the home’s history. His demeanor changed, however, when he spoke about how the building would soon be razed and replaced by three new homes.


Signs of hope amid the opioid crisis

"We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.” So began Hunter S. Thompson’s 1972 drug-addled novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" . . .

Scott Brinton

The inherent right of trees to exist

It was around 8 a.m. on a Saturday, if I remember correctly. The chainsaw revved, then wailed, as it tore into the old oak tree in the far corner of my neighbor’s yard.

Randi Kreiss

This is us: just a typical Thanksgiving

The local raccoons enjoyed the last bits of turkey scraps as we wrapped up the Pilgrim candlesticks and the turkey cheese spreaders. You just can’t be too kitschy on Thanksgiving.


The Newseum’s legacy will not die in darkness

Washington D.C.’s Newseum, founded to enhance the public’s understanding of the importance of a free press, will close on Dec. 31 after a years-long financial struggle. It was open for 11 years. The museum will be remembered for . . .

Jerry Kremer

Who will decide who wins in 2020?

Have you ever heard the words “tasseography” or “tassology”? In plain English, it’s the practice of reading the patterns of tea leaves, coffee grounds or wine sediments to tell the future. I have concluded that these substances are just as reliable as all the political polls . . .