Sea Cliff celebrates 50 years of its annual Mini Mart

The Sea Cliff Mini Mart is one of the village’s largest events, bringing tens of thousands of people from Long Island and beyond to the North Shore every year. It features live music, more than 200 …

Where to vote (early) in Nassau County

Election Day is a little less than four weeks away, but thanks to a series of reforms passed by the State Legislature in January, Nassau County residents can vote during a nine-day period before Nov. …

It's now the law: All students must be vaccinated

The deadline to begin “excluding students” from attending school if they have not received their mandatory vaccinations has passed, Nassau County Commissioner of Health Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein …

Franklin Square welcomes new historic landmark

Franklin Square officially has a new landmark, after the Hempstead Town Board voted unanimously on Oct. 2 to grant the hamlet’s movie theater historic status. The Franklin Theatre, which became …

St. Matthias Church granted landmark status

St. Matthias Church — a small building with brown shingles and white clapboard on the border of Bellmore and Wantagh — was granted landmark status at the Oct. 2 Hempstead Town Council meeting. The site will now be protected against demolition, preserving a 100-year-plus legacy of the area’s African-American history.

L.B. celebrates 30 years of Irish pride

The 30th annual Saint Brendan the Navigator Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival made its return to the West End on Oct. 5, and thousands turned out to celebrate the annual festivities. The …

Covert Elementary community rallies around cancer survivor

Heather Dee, of South Hempstead, was cancer-free for 10 years. Then, in June, the mother of two received the news: Her breast cancer had returned.

‘Sopranos’ star Vincent Pastore set to launch new tomato sauce at A&S in Merrick

Fans of “The Sopranos” will soon have another way to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. In addition to “The Many Saints of Newark,” a “Sopranos” prequel set for release next September, audiences can soon cook up their favorite Italian dishes using a special new sauce courtesy of one of the show’s stars.


Payout scandal raises serious questions

A disturbing pattern of behavior has been passed down from one city administration to the next in Long Beach since at least the mid-1990s. And in the thick of it all is our current Nassau County comptroller, Democrat Jack Schnirman.

Scott Brinton

Trump’s petty politics threaten international security

Slap yourself. Pinch yourself. Douse yourself with cold water. Do whatever it takes — short of consuming illegal substances — to stay awake. We must all pay very close attention to the frenetic doings in Washington, D.C. Our democratic ideals are at stake. And do not dare tell me that I’m overreacting.

Randi Kreiss

Rosh Hashana landed on time this year

I suppose “God’s in his heaven and all’s right with the world,” as the poet Robert Browning wrote, because Rosh Hashana fell on a perfect day this year. Some years, the Jewish New Year begins while beach chairs still sit on the sand. Other years, frost is on the pumpkin.

Alfonse D'Amato

To fix our roads, let’s show some courage

Like most Long Islanders, I spend a fair amount of time driving on our local highways. Most of them were built long ago, some going back to the Depression era, others to the post-World War II boom. Almost all of these roads are in a state of disrepair . . .

Randi Kreiss

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

A new house is going up on my block for the first time in maybe 70 years.