Five Towners reflect on 20years after 9/11

There were words of remembrance, words of anger and words of appreciation at the 20th annual Cedarhurst 9/11 memorial ceremony at Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park last Sunday.

9/11 Remembered

Four brothers searched Ground Zero for FF Timothy Brian Higgins

No one recalls the fall of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, more keenly than the families of those who died at Ground Zero.  Among the lost was FDNY FirefighterTimothy Brian Higgins, who died at age  43 when the South Tower (Tower 2) collapsed. His brother, retired FDNY FF Joe Higgins, told of the search to find Tim in the rubble. 

Merrick Fire Department marks 9/11 20th anniversary

Less than two weeks before the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 — a day that has left unhealed wounds in the hearts of many in the Merricks — members of the Merrick Fire Department gathered for a special documentary screening.

Erin go bragh in L.B. this year, but with some wee changes

Irish Day is one of Long Beach’s largest events, drawing thousands to the West End, where the green flows for hours — vendors sell food and other items and restaurants and bars do a …

New Rockville Centre varsity girls' soccer coach resigns

South Side High School’s girls’ soccer coaching saga took yet another turn on Monday when the Board of Education accepted the resignation of the team’s new coach, Jude Massillon, after just one week. In his resignation letter to the board, Massillon, who is Black, said he received numerous anonymous phone calls, many of which were “racially derogatory.”

'It was just complete shock'

Lynbrook deputy mayor recalls escaping from World Trade Center on 9/11

Lynbrook resident Michael Hawxhurst was at his desk on the 80th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower at 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, when he heard, but could not see American Airlines …


Reflecting on the Sept. 11 attacks 20 years later

The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., set off a cascade of worldwide catastrophes over the subsequent two decades . . .


In celebration of teachers

When talking with my grandkids about returning to school this fall — to the building, with other kids, not the dining room table — I was reminded of a school day of my own years ago.

Jerry Kremer

The summer whizzed past. Strap in for what’s ahead.

I think everyone will concede that the summer went by too quickly. But despite the speed at which two months have passed . . .

Randi Kreiss

A dog’s tale: the view from inside the canine carry-on

I can’t stretch out, I can hardy breathe, but even inside this dog carrier, the air is better than the smoke out in Lake Tahoe.


History repeats itself in Albany ­— again and again

Andrew is out and Kathy is in — a stunning political tale that seems to have taken everyone by surprise. Unless you have a long memory, that is . . .