Even in his 90s, Bill Katz kept teaching

The basement in the Katz’s East Meadow home is silent. On any given day for more than five decades, the sound of students working to master the bassoon and other woodwind instruments consumed …

Welcome to the world of speedcubing

Many new hobbies came out of the coronavirus pandemic, and it was no different for 12-year-old Angelo Dungca. An idea that came out of his parents watching a Netflix documentary soon became a new …

William Ferro is the new library leader for East Meadow

William Ferro is a new face at the East Meadow Public Library, but the new director has worked in libraries since he was a sophomore at Hewlett High School, starting as a paid page working his way up …

Cleaning East Meadow’s water

This is the first of two stories examining dioxane water-mitigation projects. The Town of Hempstead has received $5 million from Washington to continue improving East Meadow’s drinking water. …

Seniors at the A. Holly Patterson facility in Uniondale receive new friend

Seniors at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale — an extension of Nassau University Medical Center — received a new furry friend on Jan. 13. Except these pets don’t …

Vandalism at the bird sanctuary

Many aren’t aware of the bird sanctuary just off Tremont Place in East Meadow. This area of land, behind Speno Park, has been left to wildlife for more than 25 years. More than 50 species of …

Two East Meadow High School sophomores named leadership ambassadors

Two East Meadow High School sophomores were recently selected to represent their school in an elite national leadership conference. Alissa Mili was chosen as a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership …

Randi Kreiss

Folks scramble as the price of eggs soars nationwide

You can believe the hype. Last week, a boutique grocery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side was selling eggs for $17.99 a dozen.

Jerry Kremer

The era of ‘Marcus Welby, M.D.’ is over

I’ll bet very few readers remember television shows like “Dr. Kildare” and “Marcus Welby,” which featured physicians who made house calls and performed miracles of all kinds.


The tricky balance of fear and openness

It was like having security cameras in every room of a house but one. That’s how Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone described to reporters the decentralized, hodgepodge security infrastructure of the county’s computer network . . .

Peter King

D’Esposito will get the job done in Washington

Earlier this month I had the privilege of speaking at the ceremonial swearing-in of newly elected U.S. Rep. Anthony D’Esposito.


Why the heck should health care be affordable?

As election season heats up, we are once again hearing the same worn-out message parroted by Democrats hoping to get elected. You know it: “I support access to quality, affordable health care.”