Elmont's Mimi Pierre-Johnson, 2018 Person of the Year

Think of Mimi Pierre-Johnson as the voice of Elmont. As a civic activist in the community, she has taken on any number of issues, whether she is fighting for Haitian immigrants who lost their …

Dutch Broadway host Disability Awareness Day

Dutch Broadway School students in grades four through six attended three educational assemblies as part of the school’s sixth annual Disability Awareness Day. Joe Slaninka, a teacher from the Henry …

Hempstead honors F.S. and Elmont residents

The Town of Hempstead presented Franklin Square’s Joseph Allocco and Elmont’s Janice Blake its 2018 Make A Difference Award on Dec. 13. The Make A Difference Award honors community leaders who …

Elmont Jewish Center gives Chanukah greetings

The Elmont Jewish Center hosted their annual lighting of the menorah to commemorate the first day of Chanukah on Dec. 2, outside their synagogue on Elmont Road. Chanukah Overview Chanukah is …

Belmont joins LI health centers

Dozens of community leaders, elected officials, members of the New York Racing Association and Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association and Belmont racetrack backstretch workers gathered in Elmont to …

Senior crisis hotline takes hundreds of calls since November

After the suicide of an elderly veteran in Bellmore roughly four months ago, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and the Long Island Crisis Center announced the launch of a senior crisis hotline. It began operating on Dec. 1, and since then, over 200 calls have been logged.


Challenges ahead for Democratic Senate

As New York Democrats look ahead to two years of majority control of the State Senate — and the Assembly and the governor’s mansion — they should also remember the past and learn from their predecessors’ mistakes.

Randi Kreiss

Breathing hard, and moisturizing, in northern California

Not every weekly newspaper has a foreign correspondent, and we don’t, either. So, I bring to you, at my expense, a firsthand account of a summer in the wilds of northern California.


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