No place like home for McAvoy

Long Beach native Charlie McAvoy had quite the homecoming this week. The 21-year old Boston Bruins' defenseman had an assist on his first shift on Nassau Coliseum ice in a 5-0 win over the Islanders.

Teen earns presidential service award

Erica Albert is all about service. Whether it’s making sandwiches for those in need, donating her time to a local animal shelter or working to eliminate animal waste from local waterways, “I just …

Sewanhaka names new superintendent

James Grossane will be the Sewanhaka School District’s new superintendent at the end of this school year, the Board of Education announced at its March 12 meeting. His hiring comes eight months …

Past chamber president among committee of Hub community advisors

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced on March 7 the members of the Nassau Hub Community Benefits Advisory Committee, a group of 15 elected officials and business and civic leaders who will …

Students learn art of combat at Brookside Elementary

“It’s like a physical game of chess,” Baldwin mom Annie Doresca said of fencing. In both, she said, participants must anticipate their opponents’ moves before striking. “There’s a lot of …


Ron James, longtime Malverne High School football coach, dies at 65

Throughout the 25 years he spent as head coach of Malverne High School’s varsity football team, Ron James helped establish the program’s focus on developing well-rounded student-athletes. Whether …

Island Park, county officials seek to eliminate zombie homes

Standing in front of a home in Island Park on Feb. 26, State Attorney General Letitia James announced $8 million in new funding that is available to create and expand below-market housing for first-time buyers in eight New York counties, including Nassau. In Island Park, similar funds have been used to rebuild zombie homes in an ongoing effort by village officials to combat the issue.

Local luge racer takes gold at nationals

Hurtling down the side of a mountain at speeds of up to 85 miles per hour, the luge slider lies back on a pod of fiberglass bolted to a steel superstructure. Steered by foot movements, the sled itself is a high-tech construction, but the sport is about as basic as it gets: slider, sled, ice — and speed.

Watching Michael Cohen from upstairs

The public testimony of Lawrence native Michael Cohen before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Feb. 27, the second of three days on which Cohen answered questions on Capitol Hill, was viewed through a diverse set of prisms.


College admission can’t be about cheating

The collegiate world was rocked last week when 50 (mostly wealthy) parents, including Long Island’s Lori Loughlin, of “Full House” fame, were accused of being part of a bribery and cheating scheme . . .


Structural racism on display on L.I. schools’ sports fields

Long Island is one of the most segregated metropolitan areas in America, and segregation in our schools is getting worse, according to the Long Island-based ERASE Racism.

Randi Kreiss

Displaced children will tell the story

How do we find any common ground in the midst of this paralyzing political chaos? On one side, we hear that this or that Trump misbehavior or statement . . .

Jerry Kremer

What would congestion pricing mean for Long Islanders?

Most Long Islanders don’t blink when they hear the words “congestion pricing,” but this idea, now before the State Legislature, is a big deal for out-of-city drivers.