Elmont thrives in relays, sprints

Perennially limited in manpower, the Elmont track and field program has narrowed the scope of its endeavor – pouring all its precious resources into sprints and relay racing, while distance running and field events are regarded as someone else's affair.

Tie extends VSN's title streak

Valley Stream North and North Shore were locked in a tie at 98 points apiece heading into the final event at the Nassau Class A boys’ track and field championships on May 23 at Cold Spring Harbor.

Senate passes bill to rename Southern State for McDonald

The State Senate last week passed a bill to rename 10 miles of the Southern State Parkway in honor of NYPD Det. and Malvernite Steven McDonald.

Legislation calls for a second plane noise study

After stating that the impact of plane noise on the health and environment is a top issue for the residents in his district, Assemblyman Brian Curran (Republican, Lynbrook) introduced legislation last week requiring the New York State Departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation to examine and report on the effects of air traffic from John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.

Belmont Stakes field is deep

The 149th running of the Belmont Stakes this Saturday won’t include the Kentucky Derby (Always Dreaming) or Preakness (Cloud Computing) winners but could attract its largest field since a record 15 broke from the starting gate in 1983.

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.

In Franklin Square and Elmont, vote 'yes' on your 2017-18 school budgets

Crafting a school budget that respects both students and taxpayers is a high-wire act these days. With demand growing for new, cutting-edge technologies in the classroom, pressure to increase spending is mounting, seemingly by the year. At the same time, many homeowners say they’ve had enough of high property taxes. They need a break.