Election 2019

Donald Clavin declares victory over Laura Gillen in Town of Hempstead supervisor race

Donald Clavin declared victory over Laura Gillen in the race for Town of Hempstead supervisor Tuesday night. Gillen was seeking a second term and has not conceded the race.

St. Demetrios reworks plans for new center

Clergy members from St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Merrick said they hope to continue the construction of a community center following negotiations with neighbors. Initial plans for the center included a 36,000-square-foot, two-story building on the corner of Annette and Hewlett avenues, but after discussions with residents who offered critical feedback, the original plan has been downsized.

Bellmore-JFK alumnus takes on the New York City Marathon

Thousands of runners from all over the world will descend on the east end of Staten Island at the starting line of the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday. Among the masses will be Team Mission United, a group of runners participating in support of local veterans and military families. Joining the seven-person squad this year is Merrick native Daniel Bornstein.

Ohav Sholom to host Hungerthon on Nov. 9

Congregation Ohav Sholom, in Merrick, will host its first-ever Hungerthon in partnership with Long Island Cares, home of The Harry Chapin Food Bank, on Nov. 9. The fundraiser is a concert/food drive hybrid aimed at helping the hungry on Long Island.


Shop locally to preserve our downtowns

The Nassau County Council of Chambers of Commerce hosted its 35th annual Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast on Oct. 18, and 36 small-business owners were recognized for the contributions they make to their communities.

Randi Kreiss

The writing is on the walls and in our hearts

What are heavy, yet have no weight, take up no room and stay with you forever? As I pack up my family home, with the intention of selling and downsizing, the things that no mover can transport are the stories of the house and our life within its walls over the past 46 years.

Alfonse D'Amato

On offshore wind power, let’s not get blown over

My column two weeks ago generated significant interest and input on New York’s proposed offshore wind power projects and their potential negative effects on Long Island’s commercial fishing industry. That led me to dig further into the subject.

Jerry Kremer

Show us the money

When government officials promote their programs, they attach a cost to them, and in many cases the numbers and the claims don’t add up. We call it fuzzy math.