In response to Nassau County Executive Bruce Blackman’s Feb. 21 executive order banning trans athletes from playing in female sports in county facilities, state Attorney General Letitia James sent a cease-and-desist order on March 1 that demanded that the county immediately rescind the executive order, stating that is transphobic and illegal under New York Human and Civil Rights Laws.
The legal battle between Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman and Hofstra President Susan Poser intensifies with newly revealed text messages, raising questions about collusion between Hofstra and Las Vegas Sands' competitor Hard Rock International.
Tom Suozzi officially returned to his seat on the House of Representatives Wednesday night after his inauguration. He will once again represent the 3rd Congressional District, which includes all of …
A total of $2.4 million from the Belmont Park Redevelopment Project’s funding agreement has been allocated to the Elmont school district for security enhancements of doors in the district’s six elementary schools.
George Moore, an NYPD detective who lives in Freeport, was indicted on 10 counts for the August 2023 crash on the Meadowbrook State Parkway that injured two women.
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.
A late-January letter posted to social media has sparked a heated conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion in Hewlett-Woodmere classrooms.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.