BREAKING NEWS: Lafazan outlines step-by-step plan to combat opioid crisis


Town, employers team up for on-the-job training

The Town of Oyster Bay announced a new job-training program at a news conference at Oyster Bay Brewing Company on Tuesday. The On-The-Job Training Program, which is run through the town’s …

Village, town officials discuss sex harassment

Sexual harassment allegations have flooded the national media since producer Harvey Weinstein was ousted for alleged decades of sexual misconduct in October. Well-known names in entertainment, …

Exploring how conservation has changed since Theodore Roosevelt’s time

The herd of aluminum elk occupying the grounds of Sagamore Hill has sparked conversation among visitors about what conservation looked like during the era of Theodore Roosevelt. But how has that …

Grants earmarked to protect Sound

Federal and state environmental officials announced on Dec. 4 that 31 grants, totaling $2.04 million, would go to local government and community groups in New York and Connecticut to improve the …

Educating the 21st Century Child

When sex education meets technology

When educators and experts talk about the state of sex education in 2017, they return again and again to the concept of responsibility. The responsibility they speak of, however, has nothing to do with “safe sex,” the catchphrase so many adults remember from their middle and high school health classes.

Editorial

New York state prioritizes gang prevention

In late October and early November, FBI agents, state troopers and Nassau County police began showing up at local parks and in secluded forests in central Nassau County — in the Roosevelt-Baldwin …

Editorial

This holiday season, give to hurricane relief

The holidays can be one of the most stressful times of year, with shopping and cooking, and more shopping and cooking. For most people it is also a joyous time of year, with precious hours spent with …

Randi Kreiss

Dear Europe: Step up. It’s payback time.

We’ve hit a rough patch in America. For the first time in memory, the eyes of the world are looking toward us with more pity than admiration. Our burnished reputation, earned through decades of …

Alfonse D'Amato

Thank Sen. Richard Shelby for Roy Moore’s defeat

A s polarized and negative as American politics has become, something happened last week that shows there’s still a reservoir of good sense in America’s political system. The U.S. Senate election …

A picturesque first snow in Oyster Bay

There wasn’t a great deal of snow for the first snow in our area on Saturday, but it was beautiful. And because it had been so warm the roads were safe to drive on to enjoy the view. The holly tree …