Meet your valedictorian, salutatorian at W.T. Clarke High School

Not many students have what it takes to be named the best in their high school graduating class. But at W.T. Clarke High School in the East Meadow School District, Juliet Cimaglia and Lauren Henning have done just that — as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2024.

Hewlett High School Spanish course causing controversy

A late-January letter posted to social media has sparked a heated conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion in Hewlett-Woodmere classrooms.

Schools

Here's why there’s still no curriculum chief at Valley Stream District 13

Valley Stream District 13 is still without an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction following the abrupt Dec. 19 resignation of Fabayo McIntosh. But picking her replacement, or …

Jayne Dickie shares impactful heart health journey

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the U. S., and Jayne Dickie is trying her best to significantly lower those numbers.

Celebrating African Americans in the Arts

It’s important to celebrate Black history year-round, but February is a special time to highlight the contributions of Black Americans to arts, culture, technology and more. This year, the …

Over 200 neighbors bond over traditional comfort foods

Neighbors took a stop on Marion Street to have a taste of the diverse cultures and traditions from around the world. Marion Street Elementary School’s PTA Diversity Committee spearheaded …

Creditors’ vote will decide the fate of the Diocese of Rockville Centre's Ch. 11 bankruptcy plan

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre has made a $200 million offer to settle more than 600 claims of child sexual abuse filed by a Committee of Unsecured Creditors, in the hope of finding …

Working with seniors throughout Sea Cliff

A new face will help Sea Cliff’s seniors

In a move aimed at bolstering services and community engagement for senior citizens in Sea Cliff, the village board has appointed Tracy Arnold Warzer as the new Senior Citizen Program Development …

Village archivist on why it is that she loves Freeport

Regina Feeney loves Freeport — so much so that she’s dedicated a substantial part of her career to archiving and digitizing the village’s history, and assembling virtually an entire …

ParkMobile woes plague Island Park

Residents and merchants blasted Island Park’s new electronic parking management system during a village board meeting last week, one charging that it’s “going to kill” local businesses. …

Suozzi’s win: examining the voting dynamics

This is the first in a series delving into the complexities of elections to provide a better understanding of one of Americans’ most precious privileges, the right to vote. Democrat Tom …

EDITORIAL

Thank you for the snow day

In the past couple of weeks, we’ve been getting a lot of something we haven’t seen much of over the past couple of years: snow. So much, in fact, that schools in our communities had no choice but to close. And because of that, we have just one thing to say to our school districts in Nassau County: Thank you for the snow day.

COLUMNIST

A journey of the heart

February is American Heart Month, and this is a story about my heart — literally and figuratively. It’s the reason I am where I am today.

COLUMNIST

It’s time we find common ground on ‘Raise the Age’

Long Island has become the center of New York’s — and the nation’s — political conversation. In recent elections, state and local policies have had an enormous influence on Nassau and Suffolk County campaigns that ultimately played a decisive role in determining control of Congress.

COLUMNIST

Crime and its connection to bail reform

First, the good news. Long Island has consistently been named one of the safest major metropolitan areas in the United States. And in recent years, Nassau County has repeatedly been named the safest county in the nation. Violent crime is down to levels that are among the lowest ever recorded. The Nassau County Police Department is second to none, and we are fortunate to have our law-and-order procedures under the leadership of Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and District Attorney Anne Donnelly, who are tough on crime and willing to enforce our laws to protect the public at the highest levels legally allowed.

COLUMNIST

Crime wave prompts calls for bail reform

On Jan. 27, a New York City police lieutenant and an officer were trying to disperse a disorderly crowd outside a migrant shelter in Midtown Manhattan when they were viciously attacked by several people. After the melee, seven suspected assailants were arrested. Three were charged with felony assault and robbery. Of the seven, only one, who had a previous record of disorderly conduct, was held in lieu of $15,000 bail. All of the others were set free.

COLUMNIST

The governor’s budget cuts threaten local roads

How many potholes do you swerve to avoid during your daily commute to work, school, the grocery store or a family or friend’s house? How many times have you yelled in anger in your car for someone to “Fix the roads!”? At a time when our communities are grappling with numerous challenges, the proposed state Executive Budget’s significant decrease in the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, also known as CHIPS, demands immediate attention, or the shouting at potholes will get worse.