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Riding the rails amid the Covid-19 pandemic

I never imagined the emptiness. It left me with a sinking feeling, a sense of aloneness that I had not experienced before as I stood on Long Island Rail Road train trestles during the middle of what …

Lynbrook, East Rockaway houses of worship go virtual

Nearly three months have passed since many houses of worship in Lynbrook and East Rockaway switched to virtual services to abide by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ban on large gatherings.  Over …

Lynbrook High School sophomore makes more than 300 masks for front-line workers

When she heard that first responders and front-line medical staff were in need of personal protective equipment, or PPE, Lynbrook High School sophomore Lorelei Dillon decided she was up to the task of learning how to make them.

New East Rockaway Fire Department chief has many goals for department

New East Rockaway Fire Department Chief Ronald Roeill said that his job as a firefighter can be unpredictable. “No two building fires are alike,” he said. “I’m only human, …

Guest column

Mayor Alan Beach: Our village has come together and remains strong

Many of us have felt a mixture of emotions over the past couple months as our way of living has dramatically transformed in order to enable those in our hospitals and health care facilities on the front lines to battle the virus. They are supported by first responders ensuring the safety of our communities and by the essential workers keeping the basics of our economy functioning. Lynbrook is home to many of these workers and I join with all our residents in thanking them for all that they have done and continue to do.


New York can learn a lot from South Korea

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to open beaches statewide, including Jones Beach, on Friday. It is a moment we have all eagerly awaited, a symbolic gesture signaling . . .


Stay strong, Nassau

Last weekend was cold and windy, which likely prevented many people from venturing outside to potentially crowded spaces like the Jones Beach Boardwalk. For now, that’s a good thing.