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Elsy Mecklembourg doesn’t know how to slow down. At an age when most people are considering retirement plans, Mecklembourg, 63, is finishing up the coursework for her doctorate in medical education … more
Although National Suicide Prevention Week ended on Sept. 15, the Franklin Square-based nonprofit Dan’s Plan, which advocates for suicide and mental health awareness, has already begun planning its … more
Vapes and e-cigarette retailers throughout the Town of Hempstead would have to post large signs about the devices’ dangers to consumers, in a conspicuous location at their place of business, if … more
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 … more
School safety was the main issue discussed last week during the Sewanhaka Central High School District’s Board of Education meeting, as Superintendent Ralph Ferrie laid out the district’s … more
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 … more
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 … more
The development at Belmont Park faced growing local opposition last week as a new group surfaced to stand against Empire State Development’s plan for an arena, hotel and large retail space in … more
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 … more
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner basil Seggos and Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker issued an air quality health advisory for Long Island last week, … more
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