LGBT community shines through the streets of Long Beach

Thousands of LGBT members and their supporters took over the streets of Long Beach for this year’s Pride on the Beach weekend, which honored the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising. …

School officials: Long Beach student diagnosed with 'suspected' E. coli infection

Long Beach school officials announced Sunday that a student who lives in the City of Long Beach was diagnosed with a suspected E. coli infection this week, two days after Nassau County and city …

State unveils ambitious plan for Bethpage toxic plume

Hundreds of people gathered in the auditorium at Bethpage High School on June 11 to learn about the ambitious proposal by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to contain and …

NICE expands Flexi line

Nassau County and Nassau Inter-County Express Bus officials announced the expansion of the Elmont Flexi bus service on June 17. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran explained that the Flexi service, …

Cleveland Indians draft former South Side High School pitcher

Andrew Misiaszek played tee ball at the age of 5. He hated it, and never expected to play baseball again. Several years later, he went to a friend’s Rockville Centre Little League game and had a catch with his friend’s dad, who called Misiaszek’s mom and urged her to sign him up.

Brianna’s Law passes in state Senate

The state Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation on May 16 that it hopes will help prevent boating tragedies on New York waterways. Senator John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford, sponsored the …

East Norwich Junior Firefighters celebrate 25 years

The East Norwich Junior Firefighters marked their 25-year anniversary last Saturday. To celebrate, the installation of officers was held at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville instead of at the …

Victorian shop going strong at 25

Over the past 25 years, the Olde Towne Garden — a Victorian gift shop filled with garden treasures and Irish imports — has become a fixture on Wantagh Avenue. The shop, in a house with …

Editorial

Newspapers’ existential crisis

In 1996, Hewlett House was a dilapidated farmhouse, long empty and fast rotting. The Hewlett-Woodmere School District, which owned it, planned to demolish the 300-year-old structure to make way for a parking lot. Then the Nassau Herald started reporting on the historic home’s plight.

Scott Brinton

Showing migrants compassion is never a crime

I remember an expanse of scrubland with massive saguaro cacti stretching out to a ridge in the distance. The sun was setting, and the evening light crept over the rocky outcrop before me. From behind the cacti, ragged-looking men suddenly appeared . . .

Randi Kreiss

In America, nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

I’m home now from a babysitting stint with my grandkids, who live in a sleepy mountain town out West. I’ve written about this before, touching on the remote, bucolic life they live.

Op-Ed

We will fight to keep Roe v. Wade the law of the land

In just the first five months of this year, 15 states have passed legislation restricting access to abortions in what can only be described as the most egregious attack on women’s rights in 50 years.