Franklin Square Munson Fire Department seeks junior firefighters

The Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department is looking for teens ages 14-17 in the community to join its junior firefighter program.

Dogwood Terrace housing complex relocation, renovation plans stalled

Renovations of Dogwood Terrace, an affordable senior housing complex in Franklin Square, have been stalled — leaving residents to live in limbo.

Sewanhaka school district being sued after special needs student was allegedly tied to a chair

The Sewanhaka central High School District is being sued for $3 million in damages by parents of a New Hyde Park Memorial student with special needs who was allegedly tied to a chair.

Elmont school district passes $109.6M budget

The $109.6 million Elmont school district budget passed with 1,226 voters in favor and 413 voters against on May 21.

Sewanhaka school district 2024-25 budget passes

The $255.7 million Sewanhaka school district budget passed on May 21.


What if you had to vote right now?

Last week, we were treated (or subjected, in one instance) to two presidential events unfolding simultaneously in different places. As the day progressed, I understood that if we see and hear nothing else during the campaign, we will realize, as sentient beings and patriots, that only one man deserves the honor of serving as our president. Only one man is intellectually and temperamentally fit for the job.


Breaking down this year’s state budget

New York’s budget-making is a lot like taking one step forward and then one step backward: In the end, we haven’t gone anywhere.


With hurricane season coming, be prepared

The looming possibility of natural disasters — such as hurricanes and other severe storms — poses a significant, and ongoing, threat to Long Island, and particularly for those living in more vulnerable coastal communities, like Long Beach and Freeport, which are most susceptible to damage caused by high winds and surging floodwaters.


Blakeman enthusiastically follows Trump’s lead

The political similarities between former President Donald Trump and Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman are now impossible to miss. Which is probably just what Blakeman intends.