Lynbrook house fire, displaces homeowners, injures one firefighter

A half dozen fire departments responded to a house fire at 579 Scranton Ave. in Lynbrook not long after 2 a.m. on Feb. 20, officials said.

Budding Lynbrook artists’ work selected for county exhibit

Almost 80 students from the Lynbrook Public School District recently earned the prestigious honor of being selected to represent the district in various All-County performing groups.

From the village to the Coliseum

Toniann Butler gave a slam-dunk performance on Jan. 23 when she helped kick off a Brooklyn Nets game.

Hoops Club creates scholarship honoring late basketball coach

Joseph Cordes was Lynbrook basketball’s biggest supporter. He died unexpectedly on Jan. 17, and now the Hoops Club is honoring his memory the best way they know how — by starting a scholarship in his name.

Cynthia Dorfman celebrated a century of life

Cynthia Dorfman (née Breakstone) celebrated a milestone achieved by few — she turned 100 years old. She celebrated alongside her family and the staff at her home of Atria Park in Lynbrook.

EDITORIAL

Thank you for the snow day

In the past couple of weeks, we’ve been getting a lot of something we haven’t seen much of over the past couple of years: snow. So much, in fact, that schools in our communities had no choice but to close. And because of that, we have just one thing to say to our school districts in Nassau County: Thank you for the snow day.

COLUMNIST

A journey of the heart

February is American Heart Month, and this is a story about my heart — literally and figuratively. It’s the reason I am where I am today.

COLUMNIST

It’s time we find common ground on ‘Raise the Age’

Long Island has become the center of New York’s — and the nation’s — political conversation. In recent elections, state and local policies have had an enormous influence on Nassau and Suffolk County campaigns that ultimately played a decisive role in determining control of Congress.

COLUMNIST

Crime and its connection to bail reform

First, the good news. Long Island has consistently been named one of the safest major metropolitan areas in the United States. And in recent years, Nassau County has repeatedly been named the safest county in the nation. Violent crime is down to levels that are among the lowest ever recorded. The Nassau County Police Department is second to none, and we are fortunate to have our law-and-order procedures under the leadership of Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and District Attorney Anne Donnelly, who are tough on crime and willing to enforce our laws to protect the public at the highest levels legally allowed.