New bills support treatment access for substance abusers in Nassau County

A year after losing her son, Timothy, to a heroin overdose in August 2009, Teri Kroll, of Lindenhurst, was introduced to then 16-year-old Josh Lafazan through mutual friends on Long Island’s …

Comptroller to examine 'some issues' amid complaints from NYAW ratepayers in Nassau

On July 31, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office announced that it would review “some issues” related to New York American Water, a private water utility that services more than 120,000 …

Young sailor from Sea Cliff recalls her time at sea

Of the world class sailors that participated in the Around Long Island Regatta, a three-day race that ended in Sea Cliff on July 28, among them was 12-year-old resident Samantha Maynard, a five-year …

Volunteers for Wildlife come out of their shell at Sea Cliff Farmers Market

Jasper the Diamondback Terrapin stood proudly in his tank with his head held high. The reptile was greeted by visitors of all ages, who admired the stunning pattern on his shell. Jasper, who appeared …

North Shore senior gets practice in Washington politics

When James Vizza, 17, attended an assembly at North Shore High School earlier this year, he wasn’t found scrolling aimlessly on his phone or chatting loudly with his peers. Instead, he was …

North Shore youth rally for gun control

Members of the Long Island chapter of Students Against Gun Violence, which was formed in the aftermath of the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., to advocate for gun control, were joined …

Who owns North Shore’s roads?

In April of 2017, as Yvette Rannou drove down Glen Cove Road, on her way to her Sea Cliff home from an appointment in Hempstead, she noticed something strange. When she crossed the road’s …

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.

Alfonse D'Amato

Is the economic news too fit to print?

America’s premier newspaper, The New York Times, prides itself on its commitment to reporting “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” But it seems the good U.S. economic news today is . . .