Army Corps: project complete

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday that it had completed work on its coastal protection project ahead of schedule — and before the start of the hurricane season on June 1 — though …

Controversy lingers weeks after Lynbrook election

At the April 15 meeting of the Lynbrook village board of trustees, several residents questioned Trustee Hilary Becker about an attorney representing the Preserve Lynbrook Party who has filed a Freedom of Information Law request seeking all documents related to the March 19 election.

Rockville Centre, Lynbrook officials agree on route of PSEG cable project

Village officials from Lynbrook and Rockville Centre have reached an agreement on a route for an upcoming $176 million Public Service Enterprise Group of Long Island project, which is to install a 7.3-mile, 138-kilovolt underground transmission line between Garden City and Lynbrook. 

Chamber’s first Easter egg hunt draws hundreds

“Keep it in the Meadow” is a new mantra about the importance of shopping local, coined by Richie Krug Jr., the secretary of the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce. He saw his community do just that …

Keeping an eye on the sky

Tom Lynch, who wants to increase awareness of what lies among the stars, has teamed up with several libraries to bring astronomy equipment to their collections. Most recently, he helped the Bellmore Memorial Library do just that.

Girl Scouts barred from Valley Stream Camporee

Lillian Alvarez was prepared to attend her second Village of Valley Stream Camporee in June — her mother had signed the permission slip and was ready to pay the $15 camping fee — when she discovered on April 16 that the Girl Scouts won’t be allowed to attend the annual event this year.

South Side High School grad running through obstacles

Numerous surgeries haven’t stopped Rockville Centre native Dani Frisch Harkin, a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, from running marathons around the country. Actually, running saved her life, she said.

Valley Stream Chabad offers pre-Passover relaxation

Almost 40 women gathered at Temple Hillel on April 3 to decompress from their Passover preparations, which include destroying or selling leavened food, cleaning appliances and setting the table for the first two Seders. During the Seders — which are held on the first and second night of the holiday — Jews eat matzo, read the story of Exodus, drink four cups of wine and sing songs.

Crossroads Farm set to kick off another season of events on Saturday

Crossroads Farm, in Malverne, will host its annual opening day this Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m., kicking off its Barnyard Event Series. From face painting to live music, the celebration will offer …

Enough with ‘drill, baby, drill!’

At the 2008 Republican National Convention, party stalwart Michael Steele declared, “Drill, baby, drill! And drill now! Do you want to put your country first? Then let’s make decisions about our …


Catholics must speak up to end abuse

When I see stories of sexual abuse by clergy members, I’m often angry with many people. Mostly, I’m angry with those who allowed the abuse to go on uninterrupted for years . . .


We’ve got a plan to make L.I. commuters’ lives easier

For far too long, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been a faceless organization, with Long Island Rail Road riders paying for overpriced tickets while receiving subpar service. For years, over 300,000 daily LIRR riders . . .

Randi Kreiss

Uncle Joe would have loved my Aunt Helen

You might think that there’s nothing more to say about former Vice President Joe Biden and the touchy-feely behavior that makes some women “uncomfortable,” but that’s only because you didn’t know my Aunt Helen.