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Dr. Laura Seinfeld, the superintendent of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District, has been focused on improving school safety since 2015. As a result, the district has had security and safety … more
The State Education Department last week announced that it would pull back on plans to penalize schools in which high numbers of students boycott state standardized tests. The decision came after … more
It’s not something you see every day on West Main Street in Oyster Bay — at least not in the 21st century. Two men, dressed in Revolutionary War-era uniforms, loaded their muskets, took aim and … more
Hurricane Florence, which marched across much of the mid-Atlantic Ocean as a Category 4 storm, was downgraded to a Category 3 and then 2 storm as it approached the Carolinas on Thursday. Still, … more
New Yorkers headed to the polls to vote in the 2018 primaries on a Thursday, rather than a Tuesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing his own primary challenge by "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia … more
When 20-year-old Kiera Stella, of Oyster Bay, began learning how to play the guitar in fourth grade, she would sing to the wall in her basement, she said. Fast-forward 10 years later, she is now the … more
Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of experiencing a proper Jewish wedding. Growing up Roman Catholic, you don’t get to attend many of those. My mother’s decision to marry outside of the faith … more
Stacey Sager was diagnosed with breast cancer in the late 1990s, at age 30. She fought the disease, undergoing a double mastectomy, and survived. She reported in 1999 on her diagnosis and treatment … more
The only thing missing during the welcome for students at the James H. Vernon School in Oyster Bay was a brass band. Principal Dr. Valerie Vecchio, teachers, volunteers, and even Superintendent … more
In the Lakeview Peace Garden, water trickles down a fountain into the ground, where it is recycled back up to the fountain. For years, Nassau County paid $50 a month to keep that water running — … more
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