Local residents, Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth call upon Nassau County to ban marijuana sales

Nassau County residents urged legislators to ban marijuana sales if it is legalized on the state level at a public hearing on Feb. 6.

Soon-to-be personal trainer in East Meadow credits exercise with saving her life

Before Yanelin Gonzalez began working out at AB Fitness Center in East Meadow, she was worried that she wouldn’t be able to lift heavy weights. The 23-year old Copiague resident, who is on her way …

Lawmakers tighten New York’s gun laws

On Jan. 30, state lawmakers approved the first new gun control laws since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed in 2013. Gun control advocates cheered the further tightening of …

Long Island wrestlers to fight drug use

Kevin Murphy never had the time to get in trouble in high school — he was always too busy wrestling. “I always just enjoy the camaraderie of it,” said Murphy, who wrestled at Lynbrook High …

Legislator Lafazan announces P.S. I Love You Day

Legislator Josh Lafazan, an independent from Woodbury, joined Assemblywoman Judy Griffin, a Democrat from Rockville Centre, and Deputy County Executive Kyle Rose-Lauder on Feb. 8 to light the dome of …

Students spread heart disease awareness

February is not only known for its candy hearts on Valentine’s Day, but across the country it’s recognized as American Heart Month as an effort to spread awareness of heart disease and the …

A new way to learn about natural disaster

Fourth-grade students at the East Meadow School District’s Parkway Elementary School turned toward potential careers in news reporting during a project on natural disasters. Throughout the end …