What Is Purim?

The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). Purim 2019 begins on Wednesday night, March 20, and continues through …

Elmont-native Mike Saudo dies at 65

Long-time Elmont resident Mike Saudo was identified as the victim of a fatal car accident that took place on Feb. 17. According to the Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide Squad, Saudo was …

Sewanhaka tests out app for regents

Sewanhaka Central High School District officials announced that more than 250 students were able to use their Apple iPads during the recent New York State Algebra I and II and Geometry Regents exams. …

NYRA to find new food vendor

The New York Racing Association and Centerplate, a food and beverage service corporation, announced that they would be ending their 25-year hospitality partnership this spring. Centerplate provided …

Nassau, NYC to include Belmont arena in traffic studies

The Nassau County Department of Public Works and the New York City Department of Transportation have confirmed that both their respective traffic studies to improve road maintenance and safety in …

Senior crisis hotline takes hundreds of calls since November

After the suicide of an elderly veteran in Bellmore roughly four months ago, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and the Long Island Crisis Center announced the launch of a senior crisis hotline. It began operating on Dec. 1, and since then, over 200 calls have been logged.


Challenges ahead for Democratic Senate

As New York Democrats look ahead to two years of majority control of the State Senate — and the Assembly and the governor’s mansion — they should also remember the past and learn from their predecessors’ mistakes.

Randi Kreiss

Breathing hard, and moisturizing, in northern California

Not every weekly newspaper has a foreign correspondent, and we don’t, either. So, I bring to you, at my expense, a firsthand account of a summer in the wilds of northern California.


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