Belmont Development

Community reacts to Belmont proposal

Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s …

Sewanhaka graduates look to the future

Seniors at Sewanhaka Central High School filed into the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University to fulfill their four year journey and graduate high school. Present at …

Crime Watch

Suspect charged in knife-wielding thefts

A Hempstead man and a Valley Stream woman face federal charges after they were arrested on June 8, accused of working together to rob businesses in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties in recent months. Authorities ...

Community News

Residents and locals have a fun-filled day at the Franklin Square spring fair

The 15th annual Franklin Square Spring festival took place this past Sunday. People of all ages strolled along Franklin Avenue to check out vendors, get a delicious sausage and peppers hero, stop at …

Shots fired in Elmont

Police report an arrest for reckless endangerment on Monday, June 27, at 10:45 p.m. in Elmont. According to detectives, Fifth Precinct officers responded to 45 S. Covert Avenue for shots fired. …

School News

Elmont School District sued by transparency group

The nonprofit group Reclaim New York filed a lawsuit on June 7 in Nassau County Supreme Court against the Elmont School District for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Law …

Town News

Town to make banks help with ‘zombie’ homes and businesses

The Town of Hempstead is strengthening its strategy to deal with so-called “zombie” properties in the area. Town officials announced on June 16 a new bill that would require banks to put deposits …

Election 2016

Candidate emerges for State Senate seat

Elaine Phillips, mayor of the Village of Flower Hill, was nominated at the Nassau County Republican Convention on May 23 to run for Jack Martins’s vacated 7th District seat in the State …

After Orlando, sadness and stepped-up security

As the shocking details of last Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., emerged this week, local police and community organizations ramped up security, and gathered for prayer. On Monday, …

Crime

Police: Elmont man torches five cars

An Elmont man was arrested and charged with setting five cars ablaze and vandalizing two others around the village over the course of an hour and a half early on the morning of May 26, Nassau County …

Crime

Domestic dispute ends with fatal shooting, police say

An Elmont man has fatally shot himself following an argument with a woman inside of a home on Woodstock Street on Thursday, Nassau County Police said. Police responded to multiple calls of …

COMMUNITY NEWS

Town touts animal shelter success story

An 8-year-old dog is loving life with his new owner. Although Duffy, an American bulldog, is battling cancer, no one would know it from his friendly and playful demeanor.

Guest Column — Hot Topics

Drowning is preventable — learn how to avoid a tragedy

The tragic death of a teen from drowning in Rockaway last week stressed the importance of respecting the water. This was a preventable event, many factors led to it. According to the news, this …

Missing Atlantic Beach paddle boarder body found

A search that began a few hours after Atlantic Beach resident Gary Turkel was reported missing after going paddle boarding last Sunday ended on Friday morning when Turkel’s body was found by a tugboat crew at 7 a.m., about 30 miles off shore.

Community News

Upgrading Jones Beach

“You haven’t been to the new Jones Beach,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference on May 26, when he announced $36 million worth of improvements to the park. The governor had just finished touring Jones Beach State Park’s newest renovations and cutting the ribbon for the brand new Taste NY Cafe.

VSN track adds to trophy case

While Valley Stream North’s boys’ track and field team continued its dominance, winning its ninth spring county championship in 11 years, the Lady Spartans doubled the fun by finally overtaking North Shore to win their first Nassau Class A title in six seasons.