Remote participation at public meetings no longer within reach

On March 13, 2020, former Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.1 to temporarily suspend Open Meetings Law to allow public bodies to meet remotely and take action without the public …

Baldwin district approves reopening plans

The Baldwin Board of Education held a special meeting Aug. 23 at which members voted on the district’s 2021-22 reopening plan, which will follow State Department of Education and Centers for …


Baldwin F.D. celebrates 125th anniversary

The Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 125th anniversary Aug. 12 by hosting a drill and New York state old-fashioned tournament, as well as a parade, that started at Milburn Avenue and …

Curran calls on legislature to return from summer break

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is proposing a relief bill that would give county households who make less than $169,000 a year a direct cash payment of $375 to up to 400,000 county residents, …


After audit, Bethany House looks to the future

According to a limited review of Bethany House’s compliance with the Nassau County Living Wage Law released July 28, the emergency shelter implemented all the county comptroller’s office …


Get your teenagers vaccinated ASAP . . .

Some 87 percent of Nassau County’s adult population, ages 18 and up, has received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Bravo, Nassau!

Scott Brinton

The two most adventurous years of my life

Thirty years ago this week, I hopped on an electric train with a bright-red engine, a nervous energy pulsing through my arms and legs straight to my fingers and toes, which fidgeted uncontrollably. My head was spinning.

Randi Kreiss

In the eye of the western firestorm

We’ve been through a lot together, you and I. Now this.


There was no winning in Afghanistan

In the 1987 movie “The Princess Bride,” Vizzini, a Sicilian assassin, warns Wesley, also known as the Dread Pirate Roberts, “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders — the most famous of which is, ‘Never get involved in a land war in Asia.’”


. . . And have a Covid talk with all of your kids

School’s starting this week. That’s a scary thought, given that we were supposed to have vanquished the coronavirus by now . . .