Belmont Park

Isles owner: Belmont or bust

Islanders co-owner Jonathan Ledecky said on Oct. 10 that building a sports arena at Belmont Park was the team’s top priority, in his first public remarks since the team announced its bid to build “a world-class sports and entertainment destination” last month.

Simchat Torah celebration 'a gift for everybody'

The Chabad Center of Merrick and Bellmore held its Simchat Torah celebration on Oct. 11, hosting hundreds of residents who dined on sushi in their sukkah, participated in a holiday service and danced with the Torah.

Chromebooks for everyone!

The traditional excuses for missing homework — “My dog ate it” or “I forgot” — are no longer usable at Freeport High School. That’s because more than 2,000 students at the school have …

Parrot owners flock to Freeport

The Freeport Recreation Center was brimming with all things parrot last Saturday. For the past 31 years, Freeport has been the home of the Long Island Parrot Society’s annual Parrot Expo. Current …

Bouncing back from the brink

By Alyssa Seidman She was the top seed in the Professional Squash Association’s Floridablanca Open in March, but when Amanda Sobhy, a Sea Cliff native, was competing in …


Long Beach man arrested on drug charges

Nassau County police arrested a Long Beach man on drug charges Monday after they discovered cocaine and other narcotics in his home. The Police Department’s Major Case Bureau said that …

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    News reporting: the ultimate reality TV

    We are living in a binary world now. We must be, because the word “binary” has become the “it” word. And it does seem to be the defining concept of the new normal: black or white, right or wrong, up or down.

Alfonse D'Amato

On U.S. trade, it’s déjà vu all over again

It looks more and more like the U.S. is heading toward a showdown with our Mexican and Canadian trading partners over the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. There’s a basic reason for this.