Clavin, Town of Hempstead board sworn in

Republican Town of Hempstead officials celebrated at Town Hall on Jan. 7 as newly minted Supervisor Donald X. Clavin and the three of the town’s five council members took the oath of office. Former Supervisor Kate Murray was also sworn as town clerk, and Jeanine Driscoll stepped into Clavin’s previous position as receiver of taxes.

Loew takes on Ivy League

Wrestling is far from glamorous, and humble beginnings in the sport are a rite of passage. Practicing on old wrestling mats, extensive workouts to lose weight before weigh-ins and long drives to …

DEC approves $585 million plume cleanup

Regulators from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation gave the nod on Dec. 20 to a $585 million plan to remediate the Bethpage plume, a 7-square-mile section of the groundwater …

County releases 29 as bail law takes effect

The Nassau County Sherriff’s Department released a total of 29 prisoners from detention at the Nassau County Correction Center as the state’s new bail laws came into effect on Jan. 1. The …

Three Wantagh stores take on the internet

As shoppers become increasingly comfortable fulfilling their needs online, brick-and-mortar businesses have had to adopt a variety of strategies to survive. And as online behemoth Amazon moves into …

Editorial

’Tis the season for giving back

The holiday season brings with it numerous activities for children and families, large gatherings around the dinner table, parties and shopping for those great deals. But there are other ways to get in the holiday spirit . . .

Corrected: There's nothing to fear in bail-reform law

New York state’s new, long-overdue bail reform law, which passed last April and took effect Jan. 1, is desperately needed. Changes to the law were last made in 1971. Requiring anyone and …

Editorial

Signs of hope amid the opioid crisis

"We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.” So began Hunter S. Thompson’s 1972 drug-addled novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" . . .

Editorial

It’s time to prioritize our drinking water

As federal officials propose rolling back water protection regulations, Long Island is struggling to find a solution to the problem of its increasingly contaminated drinking water supply.