Fire tears through south Merrick home

A fast-moving blaze ripped through the upper floor of a raised-ranch home at the corner of North Gate and Covered Bridge Road in south Merrick around 5:15 p.m. More than forty firefighters, …

Hurricane horrors

Sandy victims say they paid tens of thousands for work that contractors never did

Hurricane season started on June 1, and for many residents across the South Shore, it brings back haunting memories of the damage Hurricane Sandy left in its wake. Nearly five years afterward, many local homeowners are still recovering — emotionally and financially.

The LIRR’s mitigation plan during summer repairs

Anticipating harsh commuting delays while infrastructure repairs are made this summer, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released an extensive alternate transportation plan for Long Island Rail Road commuters on June 12.

Opioid charges against Merrick doctor dismissed

A federal judge on Friday dismissed the federal charges against a Merrick physician accused of illegally distributing opioid pain medication to patients.

Kennedy alumnus confirmed to state’s highest court

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday nominated Justice Paul Feinman, a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and openly gay associate justice at the State Supreme Court, to serve as an associate judge on the state Court of Appeals.

Residents oppose plan to demolish 19th century house

Despite several Rockville Centre residents’ calls to preserve a historic 19th century home at the top of an expansive Hempstead Avenue hill, the structure will likely be knocked down.


Trump’s pullout from Paris accord is sad, so sad

The biggest problem with President Donald Trump’s foolish decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement is not that it rejects an international accord signed by 195 countries . . .

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Randi Kreiss

Dear reader: Have a moment for a survey?

Of course you don’t have a moment. Neither do I, but what does that matter? Ubiquitous, intrusive and endless surveys are a good idea gone bad.

Alfonse D'Amato

Trumping the naysayers, there’s hope for U.S. leadership abroad

Watching the developments of the last week in Washington, D.C., has led me to both hope and fear for the near future.