Circle of Hope founder dies at 56

Because of her affable nature, Cindy Knoll was everybody’s best friend. She was perhaps best known for getting people to passionately support a good cause. She was an influential member of the …


Long Island tech employees plead guilty to copyright crime

Joseph Keegan, of Merrick, with Michael Calabria and Casey Silver, of Manorville and Stamford, CT., respectively, pleaded guilty on Sept. 15 in federal court in Central Islip to criminal copyright …

Twenty years later, Bellmore fire departments remember 9/11

As the sun set in Bellmore on Saturday, a crowd of first responders and Bellmore residents gathered for the Bellmore Fire Department’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service.

Healthier Mepham seeks growth

Mepham girls’ soccer is looking to rebound off an injury-plagued season back into championship contention this fall. 

Merokean is making moves in the ring

Merokean Jaden Foster — better known by his ring name, Jaden Valo — is working toward a career on the professional wrestling circuit.

First responders reflect on 9/11 attacks

On Sept. 11, 2001, teams from the Bellmore-Merrick Emergency Medical Services squad rushed from Long Island to the World Trade Center, braving hazardous conditions in an unprecedented situation. Not …

Bellmorite announces bid for county’s 19th District seat

Twenty-six-year-old Jake Schuster, a Bellmore native, recently announced his bid for Nassau County legislator in the 19th District. The seat is currently held by Steve Rhoads, a Republican from …


Vaccine race is a community-by-community effort

More than 80 percent of Nassau County adults have received at least their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. That’s excellent. Overall . . .


And don’t forget your flu shot this year

With all the highly necessary talk about the Covid-19 vaccine, it would be easy to overlook the flu shot, which each of us should get every year, but only about half of us do.

Scott Brinton

Memories of covering 9/11 haunt me still

My wife called soon after 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, her voice measured but tense. I was half-awake, preparing myself for the day . . .

Randi Kreiss

Season of fire and flood slips into September

It has been a season of extremes, but after the floods, fires, winds, Covid surges, ICUs getting slammed, little ones getting sick, and the heat waves, one drumbeat persists . . .


Reflections on race, racism and respect

Years ago, my wife and I walked onto a Martha Vineyard’s beach with my Cornell University advisee and his parents, only to be confronted by a white man asking where we thought we were going.