Christmas spirit lights up LaSala house on Star Street

Maria and Tom LaSala have decorated their house, at 364 Star St. in East Meadow, for almost 30 years. The high school sweethearts and more than 50-year East Meadow residents love Christmas, they …

Salisbury tree lighting draws a merry crowd

Kelly Greff is a lifelong Salisbury resident, but until recently, she had never attended the neighborhood Christmas tree lighting on Carman Avenue, held this year on Dec. 10. Her son, Danny, 14, …

The holiday spirit is alive in E.M., with a big helping of giving back

Joe Gargiulo, 63, had long dreamed of decorating his house for the holidays in an over-the-top way, and for more than 30 years, he has made that dream come true. The Salisbury resident, whose home is …

Vets excluded from Covid-19 funding

Because of a technicality in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts haven’t been receiving special pandemic loan and grant assistance from the …

Military families share a hot meal and a visit with Santa

Vinny Cafiso, of East Meadow, said helping military members and veterans is dear to his heart. On Sunday, Cafiso helped host a breakfast with Santa for local military families at Borrelli’s …

Working to ease patients’ pain at NUMC

A pain clinic that was launched at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow in September 2020 has grown over the last year and a quarter. The clinic, which started with eight patients a week, …

PTA leader Liz Kong, passionate about kids and volunteering

Liz Kong, who once worked for J.P. Morgan arranging financial portfolios for clients worldwide, has spent more than a decade as an East Meadow Parent Teacher Association volunteer. She has served on …


No school district should overturn mask mandate

In his first week on the job, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman addressed the coronavirus pandemic in a way that can best be described as premature, if not downright foolhardy.


How to teach about the Jan. 6 insurrection

National Public Radio and ABC News warn, “Teachers are on the front lines in the Jan. 6 culture war.”


The Webb telescope is up, but who was James Webb?

On Christmas Day, NASA sent into space the James Webb telescope, which, if all works out as planned, will provide us with our first look into the beginning of time.

Randi Kreiss

Choosing to read hope in the crystal ball

What if we got knocked out of our socks by a brilliant turnabout in our national life? At the moment, “Happy New Year” rings hollow.

Randi Kreiss

How did you get through? In 50 words or less.

Tell me your story. If you’re reading this, you are living through a deadly pandemic that has killed more than five million people worldwide. So far. If you’re reading this . . .