Island Park students learn team building

Fifth graders at Lincoln Orens Middle School participated in a day of team building and cooperative learning activities. The games called for students to divide into teams as well as partner up …

Island Park elementary students remember local veterans

Island Park students at Francis X. Hegarty enjoyed celebrating at a Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 13 for local veterans. The tribute started with the “Pledge of Allegiance” and singing of “God …

Island Park mourns loss of ‘Doc’ McGann

The Island Park community bade a heartfelt farewell earlier this month to beloved Fire Department member and community leader Edward J. “Doc” McGann, who died peacefully on Nov. 8. He was …

Oceanside High School honors its sports legends

Oceanside High School rolled out the red carpet for a total of 10 inductees into its Sports Hall of Fame last week, including seven individuals, a baseball and soccer team and an entire …

Showtime at Oceanside High School

Oceanside’s High School students rolled out the red carpet for its much-anticipated performance of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again]” — on Nov. 17 and …

Randi Kreiss

World news not fit to print or post

Try not to consume the horrific war news out of Israel with your family dinner.


‘Never again’ is right now

I unequivocally condemn the horrifying and despicable terrorist attacks launched by Hamas on innocent Israeli civilians on Oct. 7. I am overwhelmed with admiration for the bravery . . .


Legislators in Albany need to tackle the migrant crisis

New York City is home to many famous landmarks and attractions, but what people associate with New York today is the migrant crisis, a growing and complex problem with statewide consequences.

Randi Kreiss

Chimps face N.Y. court test of ‘personhood’

Chimpanzee stories invite cheap shots, jokes and memories of J. Fredd Muggs (a regular on “The Today Show”), but the true story of these primates in modern times is both shameful and tragic.


Surviving, and thriving, after breast cancer

Twenty years ago, I became one of the more than 4 million women in America who are breast cancer survivors.