Town to ban sale of flavored e-liquids

Town of Hempstead officials called for a ban on the sale of flavored e-liquids used in electronic vape devices at a Town Board meeting Sept. 3. Elected officials and health experts said the …

Hundreds attend Cardboard Boat Race in Baldwin

Hundreds of people made their way to Milburn Creek last Sunday for the 21st annual Cardboard Boat Race. Sponsored by the Baldwin Fire Department and Sanitary District No. 2, the annual event …

Oceanside teen hopeful for a career in music after releasing EDM song in August

The past two years have been a frenzy of making music, networking and DJ-ing for Collin Oliver, 16, as the Oceanside resident shoots for a career in electronic dance music, commonly called EDM.

'We're a family of firefighters'

Lawrence Bien has been a member of the Lynbrook Fire Department for 44 years, and recently celebrated 40 years of working in the village’s Department of Public Works. His dedication to the LFD has …

Sea Cliff centennial anniversary honors World War I veterans

For over a century, Clifton Park has been a hub of outdoor events in Sea Cliff. From games to concerts to picnics, the park has seen it all, as have the eight giant oak trees that stand along its …

A man of service and faith

The longest-standing volunteer firefighter from the Valley Stream Fire Department — at 66 years — Walter Weltner, 84, died of complications of Parkinson’s disease on Aug. 29. Born on April …

Merrick Jewish Centre ramps up security

In the face of rising anti-Semitism nationwide, coupled with the recent synagogue shooting at the Chabad of Poway in San Diego, the Merrick Jewish Centre, which takes in congregants from Merrick and Bellmore, is instituting new security measures, including armed guards.

Once in Oyster Bay, a Lincoln Bible goes home to Springfield

A Bible that Abraham Lincoln once owned was held in reverence by a family that passed it down for generations, the descendants of the Rev. Noyes W. Miner, of Springfield, Ill. — including the Hill …


Congress must act to extend flood insurance

Long Islanders can empathize with the victims of Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the Bahamas and left extensive damage in parts of the Carolinas. Nearly seven years after Hurricane Sandy hit, fears of the next Big One are still palpable in communities like . . .


Give to the Red Cross to aid Dorian’s victims

As of Monday, the death toll from Hurricane Dorian — once a Category 5 monster — had reached 44, thousands were missing and an estimated 13,000 homes had been destroyed . . .

Scott Brinton

I’ll fess up: Texas surprised me

Stereotypes of Texans had swirled in the back of my mind for the longest time. I never confronted them. I never had to. I can’t recall ever meeting a Texan until last weekend. Now that I have . . .


We can never forget those who toiled at ground zero

As you read this, you may be reflecting on the 18th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. This is the most somber of days, on which we recall how our world was shattered that warm September morning.

Randi Kreiss

Read a banned book. Share with the kids.

We can almost hear the crisp curling of burning pages in President Trump’s dangerous rhetoric. His people aren’t burning books yet, but it could happen. When authoritarian leaders consolidate power, they always kill ideas first.