Baldwin teacher went ‘Above and Bee-yond’ as she wins Applebee's Teacher of the Year

Kathleen Schieck, a fourth-grade teacher at Lenox Elementary School in Baldwin, routinely opened her email on April 26, and to her surprise, she discovered that she had been awarded $500.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Patrice Peterson is a ‘voice of hope’ for people recovering from mental illness

Baldwin resident Patrice Peterson, who had been initially misdiagnosed with full schizophrenia disorder, found a treatment in 2021 that she said changed her life forever.

Bicyclists of all ages attend Baldwin’s first ever Bike Parade hosted by the Baldwin Civic Association and Debra Mulé

Hosted by the Baldwin Civic Association and Legislator Debra Mulé, the Baldwin Bike Parade brought the community together to celebrate the joy of biking.

Richard Rattan, CEO of Safe Health Educators for nearly two decades, teach Baldwin students CPR

Richard Rattan, ceo of Safe Health Educators, brought his extensive knowledge on safety to Baldwin fifth graders last Thursday.

Assemblyman Brian Curran celebrates young leaders in Baldwin

Assemblyman Brian Curran hosted a “Young Leaders In the 21st” event two weeks ago, which honored young people who made a positive difference in their community.


A principal’s buyout is worth discussing

The Sewanhaka Central High School District has proposed a budget of nearly $245 million for the 2023-24 academic year, funding a number of projects beginning this fall . . .


Those horrific videos, and what they show

“I couldn’t bear the thought of people being horrified by the sight of my son,” Mamie Bradley, the mother of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Black kid from Chicago who was tortured and murdered in 1955, told the press at the time.

Jerry Kremer

Biden’s decision was an easy one

To no one’s surprise, President Biden has announced that he will seek a second term. That announcement has stirred up oceans of talk about his ability to serve another four years . . .


Seeking leadership, and equity, for a better tomorrow

I grew up as a Reagan Republican, and I have some opinions on our current political paradigm. Reagan, whose flaws are perseverated over in our time, had some great traits that are applicable to our current environment.

Jerry Kremer

New York is going to pot, very slowly

When it comes to New York state's Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act, you can toss a coin as to whether it is a hiccup or a major bureaucratic headache.