Allen Walther to be inducted into Firefighters Museum’s Wall of Fame

A 65-year veteran of the North Bellmore Fire Department will be honored at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center’s annual Badge of Courage Celebration on Oct. 18.

Meet the ‘Latina millennial’ heading the Office of Hispanic Affairs

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month by choosing a new executive director for the county’s Office of Hispanic Affairs. On Sept. 17, Amy Flores, of South Bellmore, was appointed to the position.

Patients plan sex abuse suit against former Merrick doctor Stuart Copperman

Nineteen years after sexual assault allegations cost former Merrick pediatrician Stuart Copperman his medical license, more than 50 of his patients plan to sue him under New York state’s Child …

Election 2019

Who’s running for county legislator in District 19?

Seeking his third, two-year term as a Nassau County Legislator, incumbent Steve Rhoads will face first-time candidate Jill Levine in the race for the 19th Legislative District, which spans from Freeport to Seaford.

Election 2019

Newcomers vie for King Sweeney’s seat in Town of Hempstead's 5th Councilmanic District

When Erin King Sweeney announced last month that she would not seek re-election to a second four-year term on Hempstead’s Town Board, it was as if the bottom had dropped out of the 5th …

St. Matthias Church granted landmark status

St. Matthias Church — a small building with brown shingles and white clapboard on the border of Bellmore and Wantagh — was granted landmark status at the Oct. 2 Hempstead Town Council meeting. The site will now be protected against demolition, preserving a 100-year-plus legacy of the area’s African-American history.

7-Eleven gas station proposed for Bellmore

The Hempstead Town Board held a hearing on Oct. 2 to vote on a proposed new 7-Eleven with an eight-pump gas station in North Bellmore, which would be across the street from an existing, soon-to-be-vacated 7-Eleven.

Editorial

Get out and vote this election season

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, but thanks to a new law, New Yorkers will get a running start on the process for the first time in the state’s history.

Scott Brinton

Why we must reflect on the Mueller Report

Amid all the mind-numbing debate over the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s Ukraine doings in recent weeks, somehow the Mueller Report got lost — or at least its findings did. Why, I must ask, do the cable pundits keep treating it as if it were all for naught?

Randi Kreiss

Coming to America, from Ukraine

My grandfather Morris Brownstein fled the Russian Ukraine in 1912, and made the long crossing of the Atlantic from Antwerp, Belgium, to the U.S. He was 15 years old and he was alone.

Jerry Kremer

What will be bigger than the election? The primary.

The year 2020 promises to be a historic time for all Americans. It will be the year that voters choose a president, a new House of Representatives and a State Legislature. Many people think the next election is next November . . .