Standing out at Uniondale High

Jarred Mercado and Mayessy Castro Ramirez have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of Uniondale High School’s Class of 2024, which numbers more than 480 seniors. …

A transformative approach to teaching science underway

In an effort to ignite a passion for science and nurture critical-thinking skills among students, Glen Cove schools have implemented an innovative K-12 science curriculum that blends inquiry-based …

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

The Hive Market and Gallery celebrated its inaugural art exhibition on May 11 with a show titled “MAGALI: A Creative Journey Through Colors and Animals.” The show features the vibrant and …

Rotary to host Day of Service at Freeport HS

Join us at Freeport High School on May 18 for the Rotary Day of Service! Help pack duffel bags for homeless veterans across Long Island.

Adjudication is currently ‘up in the air’

Troubles with new school bus program

A new school bus camera system implemented in Glen Cove, designed to enhance safety by capturing vehicles illegally passing buses, has come under fire due to administrative and procedural issues, …

Lynbrook High School's Horizon sets a record

Lynbrook High School's newspaper Horizon won seven awards at the New York Press Association conference last month.

East Meadow schools pitch $251.5M budget for 2024-25

The East Meadow Board of Education has approved a $251.5 million budget for the 2024-25 school year.

Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District proposes $197M budget for 2024-25

Voters in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District will head to the polls on May 21 to cast their ballots on a proposed nearly $197.5 million budget for the 2024-25 school year.

Girl Scouts celebrated Mother’s Day with a ‘par-tea’

Being a mother is a full-time job — and once a year, everyone takes a little extra time to say thank you. In celebration of Mother’s Day, the Girl Scouts of West Hempstead and Franklin …

Meet Franklin Square candidates for education board

The Franklin Square elementary school district is gearing up for its upcoming school budget vote and education board elections on May 21.

Birch Pages Writing Club places first in prestigious poetry competition

The Birch Pages Writing Club has been judged among the year’s best poets on Long Island, winning a first-place award in the annual student poetry contest hosted by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association.


With hurricane season coming, be prepared

The looming possibility of natural disasters — such as hurricanes and other severe storms — poses a significant, and ongoing, threat to Long Island, and particularly for those living in more vulnerable coastal communities, like Long Beach and Freeport, which are most susceptible to damage caused by high winds and surging floodwaters.


What if you had to vote right now?

Last week, we were treated (or subjected, in one instance) to two presidential events unfolding simultaneously in different places. As the day progressed, I understood that if we see and hear nothing else during the campaign, we will realize, as sentient beings and patriots, that only one man deserves the honor of serving as our president. Only one man is intellectually and temperamentally fit for the job.


Let’s rethink the war in Ukraine

Now that the Ukrainian military aid bill has been passed, we have an opportunity to assess the developing conflict and offer suggestions.


Breaking down this year’s state budget

New York’s budget-making is a lot like taking one step forward and then one step backward: In the end, we haven’t gone anywhere.


New state budget doubles down on a bad bet

Rather than admit that what they’ve done isn’t working — as evidenced by the fact that New York state has the highest population loss, the second-highest taxes and the second-worst business climate of any state in the county, according to Forbes magazine — Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York City politicians who control the State Legislature are doubling down on their bad bets in the new state budget


Amid campus upheaval, reflecting on a different time

An aphorism often attributed to Mark Twain states that “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” Readers of a certain age will, as I do, recall the upheavals of the 1960s and early ’70s. Recent events set me musing about the similarities and differences between today’s “student protests” and those of yesteryear.


State proposes another misguided housing plan

For the third straight year, Gov. Kathy Hochul and progressive lawmakers who control Albany are attempting to advance a housing plan that would usurp local zoning laws that were put in place decades ago to protect the health, safety and character of the suburban communities we cherish on Long Island and throughout the state.


The New York ERA will protect our rights

One hundred years have now passed since the original Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced on the federal level. On Nov. 5, we New Yorkers will decide whether to modernize our own state Constitution. Currently, that Constitution protects only against racial and religious discrimination. It does not prohibit discrimination against groups that have been historically targeted, including those with disabilities, LGBTQ people, women and immigrants. This measure lands on the ballot after legislation to push it forward passed both houses of the State Legislature in two successive terms.