Development

Rescuing roads from ruin, one mile at a time

With fall in full swing, people are bracing for the frigid temperatures, snow and ice that come with winter, all of which wreak havoc on asphalt roads, causing cracks and potholes. After years of …

'He likes to touch and change lives'

East Rockaway author, 8, funds well in Africa

At 8 years old, Joe Petraro has accomplished more than many people do in a lifetime. He is a twice-published author, has helped the Lynbrook and East Rockaway communities in many ways, and also funded a well in Nigeria to bring clean water to villagers.

Epilepsy walk at Eisenhower brings people together

When 8-year-old Cayla Goldstein came home and told her mother, Janet, that her teacher switched topics in the middle of a conversation, Janet knew exactly what that meant. “I was asking …

Lynbrook to host hauntingly fun Halloween festivities

Lynbrook is getting set for some “spook-tacular” fun with its inaugural community wide decorating contest and annual Halloween Havoc event.

A passionate educator is the new principal

Parkway Elementary School’s new principal, Amelia Garcia, may be unfamiliar to students, but she has been working for the East Meadow School District for nine years. Beginning as an assistant …

National Council of Jewish Women-Peninsula Section celebrates 85 years

The Lawrence-based chapter of a national Jewish women’s organization is celebrating its 85th anniversary of fighting for social justice and aiming to improve the quality of life for all by protecting individual rights and freedoms.

Lisa Daniels challenges Howard Kopel, again in L.D. 7

County Legislator Howard Kopel (R-Lawrence) is running for his seventh two-year term. Democratic challenger Lisa Daniels ran against Kopel in 2013.

Editorial

The sharp decline in mammograms is worrying

There is perhaps no disease that strikes greater fear in the hearts of women than breast cancer. It is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, behind lung cancer, and . . .

Randi Kreiss

Becoming the expert in your own disease

It’s the job nobody wants, but when you get a diagnosis of breast cancer, the job is yours.

Op-Ed

White men have had no shortage of ‘problems’

Race and racism are in the news and on our minds. In response, many thoughtful commentaries have referred to W.E.B. Du Bois and James Baldwin, both of whom, in their day, wrote about the “Negro problem.”

Jerry Kremer

American politics is in the gutter

I follow the developments in the political world to keep myself up to date on the issues. Sadly, the more I read, the more I’m convinced that the American political system has been poisoned . . .

Op-Ed

What’s up with the anti-vaxxers?

A friend was lamenting the anti-vaccine movement and those who advocate their freedom from mandates, government or otherwise, to become vaccinated against Covid-19.