Memories of mud and music as onetime ‘hippie’ recalls Woodstock

A mere mention of the 1960s can bring to mind images of peace signs, drugs, free love and rock ’n’ roll — as well as the Woodstock music festival in 1969, which incorporated all of …

King Sweeney hosts cancer forum

Nassau and Suffolk County doctors, nutritionists and legislators spokr about the importance of breast cancer awareness at the 2019 Long Island Breast Cancer Forum at Farmingdale State College on July …

Curran urges cooperation on tax phase-in

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran responded on Monday to the proposed “Assessment Bill of Rights” put forth last week by Republicans in the County Legislature, calling it an …

Nassau County closes loopholes in living wage law

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran signed changes in the county’s Living Wage Law last Wednesday that she said would help ensure that county workers or those working for contracted vendors …

Reflections on 'one small step'

Imagine a living room on July 20, 1969. A vintage black-and-white television sits in the corner, with its limited number of channels. A special news broadcast is showing Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepping off a spacecraft that looks much like an oversized insect as he intones, “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Op-Ed

Multifamily housing caught in its own ‘Groundhog Day’

Remember Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day”? He played a TV reporter repeating Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pa., again and again. I often feel the same when I look back at my 20 years of public meetings and debates about multifamily housing’s effects on Long Island schools.

Op-Ed

1969: watershed in a decade of change

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 . . .

50 years on, and the space race still resonates

This past week marked the 50th anniversary of the safe return of the Apollo 11 crew after a 476,000-mile round trip to the moon. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins splashed down in the …