Mangano-Venditto trial

Restaurateur testifies against former county executive, Oyster Bay supervisor

Restaurateur Harendra Singh was center stage Thursday at the U.S. District courthouse in Central Islip, as he testified about a yearslong history of doing favors for former County Executive Ed Mangano in exchange for political “juice” to help his struggling businesses.

‘Violence is not a healthy response’

From the Columbine High School mass shooting in Colorado in April 1999 to the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., a month ago, one of the recurring themes in these tragedies is the mental state of the murderers.

Elmont to officials: Why are we sick?

No matter how the figures are calculated, Elmont residents have higher cancer rates than people in surrounding communities. They want to know why. It’s a question they have been asking for a …

Gillen proposes privatizing animal shelter

Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen is considering the privatization of at least some of the operations and services at the town animal shelter in Wantagh, which has been plagued by controversy for years.

Officials unveil South Valley Stream flood relief project

During Hurricane Sandy, Hook Creek overflowed, flooding the backyards of many homes in the Mill Brook section of Valley Stream. Five years have passed, but the problem has persisted in the area during storms.

Cheering on a national stage

Across the U.S., there are communities with renowned high school varsity cheerleading teams. But few, if any, have two championship squads separated by a six-minute drive.

East Rockaway wins L.I. title

It took about four months, but the East Rockaway girls finally played what basketball enthusiasts would call a complete game. And they picked precisely the right time to do it.

Baldwin repeats as L.I. champs

Even though Baldwin captured its first-ever girls basketball state title last winter, memories of back-to-back losses to Commack in the 2015 and ‘16 Long Island Class AA championship games remained fresh in the minds of standouts Aziah Hudson and Jenna Annecchiarico.


After Parkland, the youth are leading change

"Why do we have to lead the change?” That was the question Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Ryan Deitsch asked Sen. Marco Rubio at a town hall forum . . .

Scott Brinton

Puckle gun, AR-15, what’s the difference?

You knew CNN’s town hall to debate gun control — on Feb. 21, only a week after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. — would devolve into absurdity when National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch took the stage.

Randi Kreiss

It used to be political, but now it’s personal

So personal. As I realized last week, every single thing President Trump does or says diminishes something or someone I cherish. If this keeps up, he could really start to get on my nerves.

Alfonse D'Amato

Let’s stop shooting from the fringes and aim for the middle

Washington saw another remarkable session of apparent bipartisan accommodation last week, as senators from both parties met with President Trump to discuss measures aimed at containing mounting gun violence.