The Silveri Center at St. Dominic’s Church was a hub of activity for a week earlier this month. The room was filled with cans of vegetables, soups, pasta, stuffing mix and Stop & Shop gift cards. Volunteers organized and bagged all the fixings needed for a Thanksgiving meal.
Several current and former Locust Valley High School students, as well as members of the community, addressed controversy surrounding the sale of Back the Blue masks by LVHS’s club of the same name during the district Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. Some speakers said the sale is tone deaf during a period of racial divide in the United States, while others said it is to show support of the police without any political agenda.
A federal court has issued a temporary restraining order against the Town of Oyster Bay’s new local meeting law, which allows for the arrest and filing of criminal charges against anyone who …
When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi held a news conference on Monday in Glen Cove, he said he was confident he would win his bid for re-election, but wasn’t ready to claim victory. Less than 24 hours …
At press time on Thursday, President-elect Joseph Biden had tallied over 77 million votes — more than any other presidential candidate in history — besting President Trump’s 72 million-plus votes, the second-most in history.
The sound of gunfire in a cemetery, followed by a bugler playing taps, means one thing — a veteran is being honored for perpetuity. On Long Island and in New York City, the ceremony is conducted by members of the 11th New York Regiment, which provides free military funeral honors. A veterans service organization, it has 32 members, including New York Guard veteran Alex Gallego, from East Norwich, and Glen Cove resident Richard Arias, a Navy veteran. They continue to serve their country, they say, by honoring fellow veterans and offering comfort to their grieving families.
"This Thanksgiving is a very special one for me. My health conditions were a little rough recently. I started dialysis and later found that I had a heart blockage that required triple bypass surgery. My kidney condition deteriorated to the point that I required a transplant. The transplant team determined that I could not be placed on the 5 year plus cadaver list. I needed to find a living donor. This is where gratitude comes in."
With Thanksgiving Day approaching, North Shore residents who are part of a non-profit or religious organizations are working to ensure that no neighbor will go without a Thanksgiving Day meal.
Laurie Kowalsky, the president of the Oyster Bay East Norwich Board of Education said at the Oct. 20 meeting, that parents need to be notified that state exams are mandatory. Opting-out, she said, is hurting the district’s students and teachers. Opting-out, when students stay home rather than take state standardized tests, has occurred often in the past couple of years. When they do, their score is a zero.
“We have a saying in my PE classes,” said Charles Rizzuto, a health and physical education teacher at Oyster Bay High School. “‘PE is not a me thing, it’s a we thing.’” He uses this motto to inspire his students to be more compassionate and to overall live healthier, more fulfilling lives, he said.
Back in the spring, employees at the Cerebral Palsy Nassau home in Bayville, donning garbage bags for gowns and used, week-old masks, were tending to the 37 out of 46 residents who had developed Covid-19. Five of those residents died.
The Oyster Bay Town Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass its 2021 budget. The spending plan totals $311.7 million, a roughly 1.7 percent increase over the current budget, which is $306.5 million.
Thanksgiving is only a week away, and the December holidays are fast approaching. We’re supposed to be making plans to shop in our local downtowns or at the malls, but because of the coronavirus pandemic . . .
With the Covid-19 infection rate creeping up above 3 percent in parts of New York state, including Long Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week issued two executive orders. The first . . .
Is anyone else thinking about the Berlin Airlift? It is one of the great stories of American audacity in the face of political thuggery. In case you’re too young to remember . . .
The election is in the history books. As the dust finally settles on the presidential race, it appears that Joe Biden won with the same razor-thin margin by which Donald Trump did in 2016.
Scene 1: The butcher at the local food store turned to face me from behind the counter. I noticed his mask in the below-the-nose position. I gave him my food order, and calmly asked him to wear his mask appropriately.