F.S. Explorers honor veterans

The Franklin Square & Munson Fire Department Explorer Post 710 took part in the National Wreaths Across America Day event at the Long Island National Cemetery on Dec. 15. Wreaths Across America is a …

Elmont's Mimi Pierre-Johnson, 2018 Person of the Year

Think of Mimi Pierre-Johnson as the voice of Elmont. As a civic activist in the community, she has taken on any number of issues, whether she is fighting for Haitian immigrants who lost their …

A hero’s welcome for returning Franklin Square Marine

When 18-year-old Franklin Square native Daniel Artino returned to the Little Pebbles preschool in East Rockaway on Dec. 12, where he had attended and where his mother, Carole, still works as a …

Hempstead honors F.S. and Elmont residents

The Town of Hempstead presented Franklin Square’s Joseph Allocco and Elmont’s Janice Blake its 2018 Make A Difference Award on Dec. 13. The Make A Difference Award honors community leaders who …

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.

Editorial

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.