News analysis

Ruling shocks local Muslim organizations

Local Muslim organizations expressed disappointment and concern last week at the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding President Trump’s travel ban on citizens from five Muslim-majority …

Scholarship to honor late Franklin Square chief

Family members, friends and fellow firefighters of former Chief John “Jack” Schilt gathered last Sunday at the Franklin Square & Munson Firehouse on Liberty Place, in Franklin Square, to honor …

Franklin Square native leads charge for Rath Park

As they talked during a Franklin Square Little League game about two years ago, Marisa Filardo and Joel DiGillio realized they had a problem that needed to be fixed. Filardo, an educator, and …

Mobile passport unit pops up throughout the town

The Town of Hempstead Passport Service offered its mobile processing facility to Elmont residents on June 26. A “Speedy Pass” mobile vehicle was parked in the lot in front of the Elmont …

F.S. Raiders bring home Arch Cup

The Franklin Square Raiders youth soccer club took a step forward last month, when its under-14 Academy travel team captured the Arch Capital Group Challenge Cup in statewide competition on June 17 …

Senior crisis hotline takes hundreds of calls since November

After the suicide of an elderly veteran in Bellmore roughly four months ago, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and the Long Island Crisis Center announced the launch of a senior crisis hotline. It began operating on Dec. 1, and since then, over 200 calls have been logged.

Editorial

Villages deserve greater share of state sales taxes

Tens of millions of dollars in state sales taxes are generated in Nassau County’s 64 villages each year. The state keeps part of the money, and sends part of it . . .

Randi Kreiss

Recoil at the sight of steamers? We eat ’em by the pound.

They aren’t vegetarian. They aren’t kosher. They aren’t fish and they aren’t fowl. They aren’t even appetizing. In fact, they don’t look edible . . .

Scott Brinton

The first job I ever loved

I can still picture the last day of my fourth and final summer as a Fresh Air Fund counselor at Camp Hayden Marks, on the 2,000-acre Sharpe Reservation in upstate Fishkill, 28 years ago. The campers . . .