NWS: Hurricane Florence roars into the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence, which marched across much of the mid-Atlantic Ocean as a Category 4 storm, was downgraded to a Category 3 and then 2 storm as it approached the Carolinas on Thursday. Still, …

A Bellmore jeweler's success was the community's success

Though Gennaro Jewelers has been in business in Bellmore for 95 years, the customer service remains similar to when Erwin Von der Heydt opened the store in May 1923, even as the community around it has changed drastically.

Freeport Police probe possible bias attack

The grainy black-and-white video showed a man, likely in his mid- to late 30s, walk up to the front porch, snatch the rainbow flag from its holder and throw it like javelin into the bushes.

Story Walk on Rockville Centre's Village Green a new way to remember Sept. 11

As some adults still struggle to process what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, the task of explaining the attacks to their children is even more difficult. But with the installation of a new Story Walk on the Village Green, that conversation could become easier.

Groups in Glen Head, Merrick urge takeover of NYAW

Ratepayers from New York American Water’s Sea Cliff, Lynbrook and Merrick districts attended a public forum in Merrick on Sept. 6, hosted by Long Island Clean Air Water and Soil and North Shore …


Helicopter parenting isn’t so bad after all

Over a quarter-century ago, under President George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Department of Education published an untitled, 49-page booklet that offered advice to parents about how to help their children in school.

Scott Brinton

Walt Whitman, I celebrate thee!

My stomach was churning furiously. The Press Club of Long Island’s first-ever poetry reading on Aug. 23 was to begin in a half-hour at the Huntington Station birthplace of the unparalleled poet and journalist Walt Whitman. Would anyone show? I wondered.

Randi Kreiss

Why Melania Trump wrote the Times op-ed

The only real surprise is that all Melania Trump did was write an anonymous op-ed piece for The New York Times calling her husband impulsive, reckless, petty and amoral. What remarkable self-discipline she has demonstrated . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

On trade and immigration, time to make a deal

The U.S. economy is humming along at a brisk pace, fueled by last year’s tax cuts, business growth and strong consumer confidence. Unemployment overall is the lowest in decades . . .