Five Towns helps to raise $150,000 for Chai Lifeline

A Cedarhurst family has joined forces with their community to form Team Jacob, in support of Jacob Hersko, a sixth-grader at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Middle School who has short bowel syndrome, a severe digestive disorder. Team members plan to raise money by running in the Miami Marathon on Feb. 6.


Two missing teens found in Glen Cove

Missing 16 year-old Rachel Solomon, of Glen Cove, and 15 year-old Jake Rodgers, of Valley Stream, were found today by police detectives in a wooded area on Old Tappan Road in Glen Cove after a nearly …

Glen Cove School District distributes at-home Covid test kits

Glen Cove School District began distribution of at-home Covid test kits on Jan. 3 to serve as a screening tool. The tests kits will help parents predetermine whether students, upon showing symptoms, …

'East Rockaway meant everything to him'

Legendary former East Rockaway Recreation Department Director Jerry Chapel dies

If there was anything he could do to keep youth safe and engaged in their community, longtime East Rockaway Recreation Director Jerry Chapel did it. At various times, he took on the role of coach, umpire, referee, recreation director and organizer for various sports leagues, carving a lasting legacy in his community.

Meeting on Inwood Fire District resolutions

On Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m., in the training  room upstairs of the Inwood Fire Department firehouse at 188 Doughty Blvd., in Inwood, the fire district will present an informational on its two proposed resolutions that are set for a public vote on Feb. 8. 

North Woodmere PA administers Covid tests

You might have to sidestep the toys of Tamar Moskowitz’s children, but in the basement of the physician’s assistant North Woodmere house a serious and neighborly action is taking place. Moskowitz is administering Covid tests for free.


Bail reform law needs still more tweaking

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder convened a news conference on Jan. 13 to make a point: The state’s bail reform law, enacted in January 2020, needs further reform . . .


An inauguration like no other

I have been blessed to raise my hand and pledge to serve my community as an elected official many times over the past 16 years. However, last Monday was the first — and hopefully, last — time that I will take the oath of office in my living room.


How progressives might be left in the lurch

When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi announced his Democratic primary run against Gov. Kathy Hochul, it may have seemed like a D’Amato moment.

Randi Kreiss

Can your stove talk to you?

I really needed to get on the Smart HQ website to get my new G.E. Café Series kitchen appliances online. Oh, you didn’t know? You must have internet-friendly ovens and cooktops these days.

Jerry Kremer

RIP Paul Jackson, renowned South Shore historian

The towns, cities and villages of Long Island have their own recorded and unrecorded histories. Their stories are told by local historians, librarians and historical societies. In many cases . . .