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When college doors reopened in the fall and fears of spreading the virus were prevalent, many colleges on Long Island adopted the hybrid model for classes and for extracurricular activities— … more
With the pandemic in full effect and COVID-19 cases going up with the second wave, health experts said that mental health issues have become heightened for many throughout Long Island, including … more
Just five days after the anniversary of New York City Police Detective Steven McDonald’s death in 2017, state and local elected officials honored him at Hempstead Lake State Park on Jan. 15. … more
A Rockville Centre man was arrested in connection with a series of robberies, including a successful and attempted heist of money at a Chase Bank branch in Oceanside. more
As businesses in Rockville Centre shut down in March, Michelle James Wettstein took action. On March 18, days into the lockdown ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Wettstein formed a Facebook group called “Support for Local Businesses & Frontline Workers,” and had more than 700 members within the first five days. The group grew to more than 1,500 over the next few months, and provided support to struggling businesses as well as workers on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus who were stretched thin. more
For more than 75 years, the Freeport-Merrick Rotary has lived by one motto: “Service above self.” And although the pandemic has hindered the club’s usual fundraising efforts, … more
Hempstead Town officials handed out hundreds of boxes of food to Elmont residents in need last Friday, and announced a new program with Island Harvest to ensure that nobody within the town goes … more
When Deborah Salant heard that victims of the coronavirus pandemic were being stored in refrigerated trucks in New York City, she knew she wanted to donate her family’s two burial plots at … more
Long Island business owners, particularly its restaurateurs, are feeling anxious and confused once again after a four-month period of relative calm following last spring’s deadly local outbreak … more
Dr. Susan Poser, now provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois Chicago, has been named Hofstra University's new president — the first woman to hold the … more
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