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Q. We’re being told that our new front porch can be held up by fiberglass columns. This is confusing, because we wonder if it could be strong enough to hold up the roof. Is this a common thing to do? more
For all the promise Long Island has, we’re still held back by decaying infrastructure and congested roadways. If we want to usher in a brighter future, we have to embrace new mobility options . . . more
By now, nearly every publication has written about the iconic moments in the summer of 1969 when humankind seemed to take a collective breath and move forward . . . more
I never knew why my husband’s Aunt Ada went into the Army during World War II, but my hunch is that the family thought it might tame her wild ways. more
In the wake of the country’s three most recent mass shootings, one of which has been classified as a hate crime, a conversation about white supremacy has entered the national narrative. more
Nassau Community College’s football program produced a strong finish in 2018 under then-second-year head coach Jamel Ramsay, who guided the Lions to eight wins in 11 games capped by a dominant 46-6 victory over Northland Community Tech in the Red Grange Bowl. more
Editor’s note: Devin Johnson, one of 10 participants in Hofstra University’s Summer High School Journalism Institute, is a rising junior at Elmont Memorial High School. The following … more
Q. Our air conditioning was replaced last fall when we moved into the house, and is now a heater and air conditioner with gas pipes. The installers said it would work fine, but the utility company won’t turn on the gas until we get a plumbing inspection, and the plumbing inspector said . . . more
If you’re looking for a summer project and you like government, then it’s worthwhile to see how many cabinet appointments of the past five presidents have resigned or been fired for incompetence, abuse of power or disagreements with the boss. more
In a little-reported but major milestone, the United States recently became the No. 1 oil producer in the world. Despite the usual outcries of naysayers and enviro-alarmists . . . more
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