Officials say no to federal gun funding

Local elected and school officials and parents joined the swelling chorus last week of those opposed to a proposal to use federal funds to arm classroom teachers, including in Franklin Square, Elmont …

Elmont Jewish Center celebrates Rosh Hashanah

What Are the High Holy Days?  If the year is a train, the High Holy Days are its engine. A delicate blend of joy and solemnity, feasting and fasting, prayer and inspiration make up the …

L.I. gas prices peak then drop as summer wanes

Retail gasoline prices finally began to inch down slowly at the end of last month after reaching their highest summertime levels since 2014, according to local industry analysts.GasBuddy, which …

Karate dojo shines at nationals

As the contestants prepared to compete in the 2018 USA National Karate Championships and Team Trials in Reno, Nev., last month, one team stood out from the dozens of martial arts schools that took …

Valley Stream mosque holds blood drive, preps for Hajj

More than 100 people gathered on Aug. 11 to donate blood at Masjid Hamza in Valley Stream, as members of the community prepared to depart for the annual pilgrimage, or Hajj.“We didn’t …

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.