Brooke Jackman’s memory honored in annual race

Erin Jackman’s recollection of her childhood in Oyster Bay with her younger sister, Brooke, includes many memories that center on Brooke’s love of reading. “From the time she was a little …

Life Enrichment Center in Oyster Bay thanks its volunteers

When 67-year-old Paulette Defilippe speaks, her face breaks out into a broad smile. Sitting with a group of friends at the Life Enrichment Center in Oyster Bay, she talked effusively about what a …

Plans for new Sagamore Hill visitor center

At one time, a visit to Sagamore Hill, President Theodore Roosevelt’s Cove Neck home, could include buying a hot dog at the visitor center. Susan Sarna, the supervisory curator at the house museum, …

New code to halt Airbnb’s in Bayville

The Village of Bayville approved a code change at Monday’s board of trustees meeting that addressed complaints from residents about a home at 18 Deans Lane that they said was rented often as an …

New York state passes food-diversion law; anaerobic digesters on the way

On the grounds of the 72-acre A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale is a small, white-tiled warehouse, with a handful of garage bays, operated by the nonprofit food-recovery …

Randi Kreiss

If only we knew now what we’ll know then

I saw a guy in town waiting under the portico of a medical practice that specializes in lung disease, and damn if he wasn’t puffing away on a cigarette.


Health insurers count on our silence

I didn’t attend many funerals in my childhood. One that I recall was for the father of a close childhood friend.


Enough with ‘drill, baby, drill!’

At the 2008 Republican National Convention, party stalwart Michael Steele declared, “Drill, baby, drill! And drill now! Do you want to put your country first?"


Catholics must speak up to end abuse

When I see stories of sexual abuse by clergy members, I’m often angry with many people. Mostly, I’m angry with those who allowed the abuse to go on uninterrupted for years . . .


We’ve got a plan to make L.I. commuters’ lives easier

For far too long, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been a faceless organization, with Long Island Rail Road riders paying for overpriced tickets while receiving subpar service. For years, over 300,000 daily LIRR riders . . .