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Sewanhaka officials propose $215 million 2021- 22 spending plan

Programming costs would account for the majority of the Sewanhaka Central High School District’s 2021 -22 school year budget under a proposal Kevin O’Brien, the district’s assistant …

Franklin Square Civilian Patrol member dies at 73

The Franklin Square Civilian Patrol lost one of their own on Feb. 18, when Antonio “Tony” Storelli died in his sleep at the age of 73. Storelli was born on Sept. 25, 1947 in Coney …

State Senate passes ghost gun legislation

Two bills to crack down on the sale of untraceable firearms, known as “ghost guns,” has passed the New York State Senate, and are now sitting in committees in the New York State …

Franklin Square native’s pooch competes for country’s Favorite Pet title

Lisa Gallo’s pet beagle, Sydney, had been in and out of the animal hospital for months last year until she finally succumbed to her liver and kidney issues in mid-July — just one week …

Sewanhaka bowlers aim for big finish

Following a delayed start due to Covid-19 protocols, Sewanhaka District bowlers are starting to generate some momentum with the Nassau County team and individual championships already just around the …

A look at Franklin Square’s past

Remembering the Monroe Street School bell

Editors Note: This will be the first of a monthly series that will give everyone a front-row seat to the historical collection of the Franklin Square Museum, which will open to the public as soon as …

Franklin Square school board meeting to be held March 10

The Franklin Square Board of Education will hold its next meeting on March 10 at 8 p.m.  There will also be a board work session on March 24 to present the district's proposed budget for the …

Editorial

A year later, lessons learned from the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic reached Long Island a year ago next week, at first bringing a handful of cases before it dug in and exploded, wreaking havoc.

Randi Kreiss

Fighting the other epidemic: QAnon (Part 1)

Oddly, the most offensive remark made by a politician lately (and there are a lot to choose from) came from Marjorie Taylor Greene last month . . .

Op-Ed

Looking past the pandemic and toward the future

The coronavirus pandemic has tipped over the world as we know it, harming most New Yorkers in profound ways while laying bare societal inequities that have plagued New Yorkers for generations, like the disparities in access to child care.

Op-Ed

Voting is an act of choice and an exercise of voice

Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting.