Franklin Square shelter is a haven amid a sea of turmoil

Stepping through the security door at the former Franklin Square convent of St. Catherine of Sienna, visitors would never suppose from the peaceful atmosphere and immaculate surroundings that they …

State makes $12M error in allocations

The New York State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced on Friday that her department had made errors in calculating Title II A disbursements in 2017-18 amounting to more than …

South Nassau receives top awards in women’s health

South Nassau Communities Hospital announced on July 31 that is has been named a 2018 five-star recipient for all four women’s care cohorts as well as the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award by …

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 …

Belmont Park stakeholders voice concerns

Members of the Belmont Park Community Coalition invited representatives of the Empire State Development Corp. and New York Arena Partners to meet July 18 at Elmont Memorial Library amid ongoing …

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.