12th annual Robbie’s Run scheduled for April 30

The 12th annual Robbie’s Run, a Merrick-based 5K race to benefit Forever 9: The Robbie Levine Foundation, will be held on April 30 at the Levy-Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick.

Community News

U.S. letter carriers gearing up for Stamp Out Hunger campaign May 13

Island Harvest Food Bank is teaming up with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service for the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign on Saturday, May 13. In …

A doggone good day in Glen Cove

Man’s best friend finally has a new place to run free in Glen Cove — the new dog park in Dennis Brian Murray Park. Under sunny skies on Sunday, dogs of all sizes and their owners and …

North Shore H.S. junior collecting prom dresses for students in need

Prom night is fast approaching. For many young women, it’s a night of wonder. For others, it can be a time of embarrassment. With prom dresses running $500 to $1,000, many seniors simply cannot …

Sunrise Highway aqueduct study moves forward

Nassau County officials remain optimistic that a 110-year-old aqueduct running underneath Sunrise Highway can transport treated sewage from the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility in Bay Park to …

Five Towners, rabbi stole over $17 million

A pair of Five Towns residents and a Queens rabbi will be sentenced for their part in a scheme to embezzle more than $17 million of city and state funding that was expected to be used for special-needs students between 3-and 5-years-old, who attend the Island Child Development Center in Far Rockaway.

Editorial

Don’t wait for the next Earth Day to get involved

Forty-seven years ago, millions of Americans, many of them students from elementary to college age, held rallies and organized cleanup efforts across the country to protest pollution and wildlife extinction . . .

Randi Kreiss

Getting by with a tweet, a grunt and too many emojis

Somewhere over the rainbow, people are still reading books and writing letters. But as I look into America's crystal ball, I see a post-literate society where the key to success and wealth is mastering . . . emojis.

Alfonse D'Amato

Hempstead sets an example by doing more with less

On April 18, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino gave residents something to cheer about when he announced a $5 million surplus for 2016. Santino and his administration . . .