Opening the books again at the Locust Valley schools

Dressed in their best and ready for new challenges, students began a new school year in the Locust Valley Central School District on Sept. 5. Teachers were ready with schedules and lesson plans that …

New principal comes to Locust Valley High School

Patrick DiClemente, 42, Locust Valley High School’s new hire for principal, is the type of person that believes that people should strive to improve every day. A principal must be someone with …


Cuomo and Nixon trade blows in spirited Hofstra debate

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced, for the first and likely only time, his Democratic Primary challenger Cynthia Nixon onstage Wednesday night at Hofstra University, in a raucous, notably aggressive debate.

First day of school, a time for celebration for the Oyster Bay School District

The only thing missing during the welcome for students at the James H. Vernon School in Oyster Bay was a brass band. Principal Dr. Valerie Vecchio, teachers, volunteers, and even Superintendent …

7-Eleven coming to Oyster Bay in October

Oyster Bay will have a 7-Eleven as of October, says Irwin Krasnow, of Syosset, the landlord and owner of property at 26 Pine Hollow Road — Route 106 — where the convenience store is being built. …

Scott Brinton

Nellie Bly: She came, she wrote, she conquered

Newspaper writer Erasmus Wilson was, no doubt, an über-male chauvinist. In an 1885 Pittsburgh Dispatch column, he joked that American families should kill their baby girls, as was common in China then.


Online sales tax would aid small businesses

Thanks to a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, states are now allowed to mandate the collection of state sales tax on items purchased online from out-of-state retailers. Passing such a measure in New York, with certain stipulations, would benefit small businesses of all types.


Seeking Truth in the era of Donald J. Trump

Ever since the first newspapers began printing in Europe in the early 1600s, the relationship between the media and the powerful has been rocky. No one in memory, however, has strained that relationship more than the current occupant of the White House, Donald J. Trump.

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.

Alfonse D'Amato

Is the economic news too fit to print?

America’s premier newspaper, The New York Times, prides itself on its commitment to reporting “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” But it seems the good U.S. economic news today is . . .