Major repairs coming to Bayville Bridge this winter

The Bayville Bridge has stood for more than 80 years as one of two entrances into the Village of Bayville. While both residents and tourists alike have depended on the bridge for years, disrepair and …

Back to the nest — artist pays a visit to Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary

Artist Debbie Baxter dropped by the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center this summer to gather twigs and vines for one of her signature human-scale nests due to be installed at a hotel in …

Dr. Thomas Dolan, the new acting Locust Valley superintendent

Dr. Thomas Dolan first decided that he would spend his adult life in the field of education when he was in the eighth grade. Hired by the Locust Valley Central School District on Aug. 12 as the …

Flocking to the Rubber Ducky Race

It was a ducky day in Bayville on Aug. 17 as families gathered for the first-ever Rubber Ducky Race at West Harbor Beach. The child-friendly competition was the third village event to celebrate its …

Brewer excels as Oyster Bay chamber president

Ryan Schlotter wears many hats: father, husband, brewer and, most recently, president of the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce. The 37-year-old co-founder of the Oyster Bay Brewing Company, which has …

Plans to change the hiring process at the LVCSD

Following the arrest of former Locust Valley Middle School/High School music teaching assistant Charles Bull for attempting to have sex with a 13-year-old boy whom he met online, the district is …

Loss of funds won’t close Planned Parenthood

A decision by Planned Parenthood on Monday to withdraw from the federal program Title X, which granted the agency nearly $60 million annually, is cause for concern, said Saskia Thomson, vice …

Editorial

A call for one water system for Long Island

For the past two summers, New York American Water customers on the north and south shores have been incensed by their rapidly rising water bills. On Aug. 14, a report by the Farmingdale-based advocacy group Citizens Campaign for the Environment confirmed what they already knew . . .

Editorial

Be prepared for the next Big One

In the movie “Jaws,” Amity Mayor Larry Vaughn said, “You yell ‘Barracuda!’ and everyone says, ‘Huh?’ You yell ‘Shark!’ and we’ve got a panic on our hands.” The same could be said of hurricanes.

Op-Ed

How do we keep young people on Long Island?

We are at a turning point on Long Island. The lasting impacts of the Great Recession and the student debt crisis are exacerbating the trend of young people struggling here and ultimately fleeing the area.

Scott Brinton

The gritty beauty of the organic farm

I remember hiking in 90-degree heat on a dusty but paved road, past fields of fruit trees and vegetable plants. Suddenly, my father-in-law pointed and said in Bulgarian that we should turn into a thicket.