East Rockaway school budget passes

The East Rockaway School District's budget passed. Maureen Doyle and Joseph Lores were voted onto the board of education.

Lynbrook school budget passes

The Lynbrook school budget passed. Lesli Deninno, Sean Murray, and Shannon Kelly were voted onto the board of education.

Lynbrook High School's Horizon sets a record

Lynbrook High School's newspaper Horizon won seven awards at the New York Press Association conference last month.

Students present science research findings at fair

The East Rockaway School District hosted their annual STEM Night last Thursday at the East Rockaway Jr./Sr. High School.

Gaffney named Hometown Hero in E. Rockaway

Theresa Gaffney’s community involvement received recognition from the East Rockaway Board of Education as they honored her as Hometown Hero.


After 125 years, Nassau County still thrives

Celebrating 125 years, Nassau County, formed in 1898 from parts of Queens, has become New York’s fifth-largest county, known for its spacious homes, quiet neighborhoods, excellent schools, rich history, and vibrant community spirit.


Wishing for some of that World War II-era wisdom

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a forum on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, hosted by Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, which is directed by former U.S. Rep. Steve Israel.


A broader path to a future of cleaner energy

Poll after poll shows that most Americans believe the United States is more divided than usual. With many contentious issues appearing to lack compromises, constructive policies can emerge, but zealots on either side must have no greater influence in the debate, and solutions must be based not on either side’s so-called “facts,” but rather on the truth.


Our public schools deserve better

After months of contentious budget negotiations, the State Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul recently agreed to a historic $237 billion state spending plan.


Recapturing times gone by in politics

Everyone agrees that there is a massive lack of bipartisanship in today’s political arena. Washington, D.C., is the poster child for warfare between Democrats and Republicans. Which is why my recent trip to Albany was a throwback to times gone by. I refer specifically to an event known as the Pilots Dinner.


The real work gets done in the middle

Our elected officials resist finding common ground, and prefer vilifying opponents instead of seeking compromise. Consequently, many New York voters have abandoned both parties, declaring a pox on the houses of both Democrats and Republicans.