In latest book, Tom Phelan paints a portrait of farm life in Ireland

Tom Phelan paints a portrait of his rural hometown in County Laois, Ireland and the life his family lived there in the 1940s and 50s in his newest novel, We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It. He …

Town officials enact pre-emptive pot ban

Members of the Hempstead Town Board unanimously decided to get out in front of impending recreational marijuana legalization at the state level. With a vote of 7-0, the Town Board enacted a moratorium of one year on the sale of pot within the town, and a ban on smoking it in town parks and facilities.

Long Island Muslim community condemns rising Islamophobia

Members of the Long Island Muslim community’s leadership, including from Valley Stream and Elmont, gathered with lawmakers at the Islamic Center of Long Island in Westbury on March 5 to express …

Poker for a Purpose at The Carltun raises $36,000

A night of poker raised $36,000 toward helping children and adults with special needs. Havana’s Cigar Club at The Carltun in East Meadow hosted the Adults and Children with Learning and …

Students share Black History Month projects

Fifth-grade students at Parkway Elementary School, in the East Meadow School District, used Google Chromebooks to create biography profiles in celebration of Black History Month. As part of a …

Reading with the community at Bowling Green

Guest readers visited the East Meadow School District’s Bowling Green Elementary School on March 8 to conclude the celebration of Pick a Reading Partner week throughout the district. Readers …

Showing pep for PARP at Parkway

Students at the East Meadow School District’s Parkway Elementary School gathered on March 11 for a special pep rally to celebrate Pick a Reading Partner, reading achievements and the Tournament of …