It’s a blessing of a Thanksgiving in the Five Towns

Volunteers in the Five Towns have teamed up with organizations such as Gammy’s Pantry, a food pantry in the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence, Rock and Wrap It Up! Of Cedarhurst, Island Harvest and the Manna Project of Long Island to help those in need this Thanksgiving, after the coronavirus pandemic heightened food insecurity in the area in 2020.

‘Normal’ Thanksgiving returning for some, others still wary

The coronavirus pandemic altered the normal Thanksgiving last year, forcing families across the country to limit their gatherings — or not meet up at all. Now many vaccinated people say they …

JFK student government lends a hand

At John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, the student government raised nearly $7,000 in just two weeks to fund a food drive for the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s Community Cupboard.

'HurriCon' event benefits Bethany Congregational Church in East Rockaway

When his church needed hi support three years ago, David Donovan turned to one of his biggest passions — comic books — to help it by coming up with the HurriCon convention fundraiser. The …

E.M. eatery hosts collection for veterans

Thirty motorcycles rumbled into the parking lot of the Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow last Sunday for a special event. The Nassau County Fire Riders bikers …


UBS Arena is a win-win for Long Island

The social media posts generated by Long Islanders at the very first Islanders game at the new UBS Arena came fast and furious on Saturday, showing an excitement not seen since the Islanders’ four straight Stanley Cup wins in the early ’80s.


LIRR, NICE Bus move toward greener future

The Long Island Rail Road and Nassau Inter-County Express Bus are making significant strides to reduce their carbon footprints, with the LIRR testing battery-powered trains . . .

Scott Brinton

Recalling two failed coups that will live in infamy

"The Event,” a 2015 found-footage documentary by Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa, opens with black-and-white images of mostly men marching in August 1991 through the streets of Leningrad . . .

Randi Kreiss

Year of wonder, one Thanksgiving to the next

Last Thanksgiving we dined alone. I’m remembering an over-roasted turkey leg with a side of anxiety for me . . .


I didn’t have a disability. Our institutions do.

After watching a boring sci-fi movie, I stared at the blinking orange hand signal outside the Lynbrook movie theater, waiting to cross heavily trafficked, four-lane Peninsula Boulevard.