Fire officials: recruits needed

With more than 900 calls so far this year, the total number of emergencies that the Franklin Square & Munson Fire Department responds to could exceed 1,400 by the end of December, according to Chief …

Elmont native helps raise aphasia awareness

Angelique Jean-Charles, 23, knew she wanted to help children with communication disorders while still a student at Valley Stream North High School, after seeing a speech pathologist work with …

Elmont native heads to Nigeria on a mission

It was supposed to be the perfect event as Joanna Logan, 29, of Elmont, readied her home for a big fundraiser barbecue on July 22. Logan, a mother and educator, was raising money to go on a mission …

Elmont to county: Safer roads!

Elmont residents have a big problem, and it can be spotted almost every day along the western half of Dutch Broadway. Cars zip by, sometimes at speeds of more than 60 mph, as they cross the …

Franklin Square ace Vilchez makes strong showing for Peru

Former H. Frank Carey softball star Rebecca Vilchez returned from her first international fast-pitch tournament last week as positive and irrepressible as ever. The SUNY Oswego southpaw had just …

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.

Editorial

Online sales tax would aid small businesses

Thanks to a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, states are now allowed to mandate the collection of state sales tax on items purchased online from out-of-state retailers. Passing such a measure in New York, with certain stipulations, would benefit small businesses of all types.

Christopher Capece

Multifamily housing is right for Long Island

Since the 1960s, there has been a raging debate about the proper place of multifamily housing on Long Island. Opponents warn of “Queens creep,” implying . . .

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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