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Blaze burns through North Bellmore Fire Department chief’s home

The North Bellmore Fire Department responded to a house fire at 2512 Bristol Drive early Monday morning, but members later discovered that the home belonged to one of their own — Second …

Residents decry rentals for Whaleneck Drive in south Merrick

A petition opposing a development complex proposed by Southern Land Company, which is seeking to build 140 mixed-use rental units at 3000 Whaleneck Drive in south Merrick, had garnered nearly 1,000 …

Former Councilman Ed Ambrosino begins prison sentence

Former Town of Hempstead Councilman Edward Ambrosino began his six-month prison sentence for tax evasion at a federal corrections facility in Fort Dix, New Jersey Ambrosino, a Republican from …

Glen Head's Andrea Bolender takes over as Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center chair

As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Glen Head resident Andrea Bolender, 58, said that one of the most important functions of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, in Glen …

Lawrence Woodmere Academy offers normalcy in unprecedented times

After a tumultuous few months for the Lawrence Woodmere Academy, brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Head of School Brian O’Connell said he was optimistic about the Woodmere school’s future.

Long Beach officials: faulty jetties causing beach erosion

The winner of Long Beach’s never-ending battle against nature seems all too obvious, at least at the southern end of Washington Boulevard: It’s the ocean. The sand is disappearing rapidly on …


Hey, college students, quit the partying

College classes were set to start on Long Island this week and next, and that presented a potentially big problem: partying.

Long Beach Police Department names first woman to rank of sergeant

The Long Beach Police Department has promoted a woman to the rank of sergeant, the first female to be named to the post in the agency’s 109-year history. Alexandra Nielsen was appointed sergeant …

278 birds removed from Five Towns parks

After it was determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services that 86 Canadian Geese were mistakenly removed from Milburn Pond Park in Baldwin in June, questions arose as to …

Aiming to strengthen the Long Island Public Service Commission office

After what is being considered a “woefully inadequate” response to Tropical Storm Isaias by PSEG-Long Island, two state legislators are sponsoring legislation to bolster the oversight capacity of the Long Island Office of the Public Service Commission.

State reps discuss child care, request coronavirus federal aid

As the fall months approach, and most of New York remains open with low coronavirus infection rates, many working parents are returning to their jobs. For their children, however, remains the …


Fill out the census — the deadline is Sept. 30

Elected leaders from across Nassau County are urging — even pleading with — residents to fill out the U.S. census if they have not already done so, and time is running out.

Scott Brinton

A maddening tale of two presidencies

Donald Trump revealed his true self to The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward over the course of 18 interviews beginning last December, appearing coherent and well-informed . . .

Randi Kreiss

You’d better believe it: We are in this together

Five years ago, I returned from a visit to my kids and grandkids, who live in a mountain town in northern California, and in this space I wrote, “I have come back from the future, and if you plan on going, better wear your fire-retardant underwear.”

Alfonse D'Amato

The economy needs emergency attention now

Three-quarters of a year into 2020, let’s all pray that the end of Covid-19 is mercifully within view. Great progress is being made . . .