BREAKING NEWS: Central budget passes, new trustees in North Merrick

Survivors stick together

Seven years after her interior design business was destroyed and shuttered by Hurricane Sandy, Patricia Salcedo’s resolve has not faltered. In Bellmore, Salcedo’s long-standing dream — and her charitable spirit — live on.

Chabad keeps hope alight in the darkness

The shots that killed Lori Kaye in San Diego’s Chabad of Poway on April 27 were felt on the other side of the country as well, in Merrick’s and Bellmore’s Jewish communities. Members of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life gathered at the Merrick-based center last week to mourn as one.

Dr. Lous Riina, plastic surgeon at NUMC, dies at age 56

One of the many cases Dr. Louis Riina oversaw involved a woman who was violently attacked by two pit bulls nearly eight years ago. On Sept. 29, 2011, the dogs tore skin off the woman’s face, neck …

NUMC joins partnership aimed at closing opioid ‘treatment gap’

A year ago, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder revealed that East Meadow had the second-highest opioid overdose rates in the county, with 57 nonfatal and seven fatal overdoses since Jan. …


Albany must pass sex harassment bills

After the #MeToo movement exploded into the national consciousness in 2017 and 2018, New York state lawmakers recently proposed no fewer than 11 bills to strengthen the state’s sexual harassment laws.


One more shameless appointment by town GOP

Town of Hempstead Republicans practically swelled with pride on April 16, after the Town Board unanimously passed a revamped ethics code.

Scott Brinton

What’s the deal with the Green New Deal?

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old Democrat from the Bronx, is surely the most dangerous elected official now in office. You know she is because . . .

Randi Kreiss

Riding the guilt train with no way off

Once upon a generation or so ago, there were people, mostly women, who specialized in guilt. Since I would feel too guilty singling out any age group or ethnicity, let me just say that some women were born to it.