Councilman criticized for alleged anti-trans tweet

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Steve Labriola faced backlash Monday after he took to Twitter to voice his opinion on United Airlines’ new gender option, which allows flyers to identify as non-binary …

Lawmakers seek help for small businesses

The members of the State Senate unanimously voted in favor of two bills on March 7 that could, if passed by the Assembly and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, assist small business owners. One bill would …

Locust Valley children use teamwork to catch a leprechaun

Leprechauns, a ubiquitous symbol of St. Patrick’s Day, are capricious creatures known for making mischief and guarding pots of gold at the end of rainbows. According to legend, if you catch one, …

When it’s cool to be cold

Swimmers young and old ventured into the icy waters of the Long Island Sound at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park for the 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge last Sunday. They were there to support the …

Cold Spring Harbor museum highlights history’s ‘pirate queens’

Visitors of Cold Spring Harbor’s Whaling Museum and Education Center will get a taste of untold history at the “Irish Pirates!” event on March 16. In addition to notable …

Op-Ed

We’ve got a plan to make L.I. commuters’ lives easier

For far too long, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been a faceless organization, with Long Island Rail Road riders paying for overpriced tickets while receiving subpar service. For years, over 300,000 daily LIRR riders . . .

Jerry Kremer

Wanted: a presidential apology that will never happen

I haven’t seen an official announcement from the White House, but there’s a rumor that President Trump will declare a National Day of Apology, on which all elected Democrats and the media . . .

Editorial

No matter the desperation, suicide isn’t the answer

When anyone, especially a teenager, dies by suicide, it is difficult to comprehend. We see the person, seemingly vibrant, alive, and we wonder how . . .

Randi Kreiss

Take it from the nonagenarians: chill out

I never, ever, saw my parents run. The only time I saw my mother sweat was when she was beating 12 egg whites for her Passover sponge cake.

Alfonse D'Amato

Now that Mueller’s done, Congress should get to work

Two years and $25 million later, the Mueller probe of Russian influence in the 2016 election concluded that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. In typical Washington …