Lynbrook, East Rockaway commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

It was a night of remembrance and reflection on Saturday as elected officials, first responders, veterans and residents gathered at the Memorial Garden behind Lynbrook Village Hall and at Memorial Park in Lynbrook to remember the lives lost on 9/11 in a solemn ceremony.

Lynbrook, East Rockaway students return to school

The East Rockaway and Lynbrook school districts welcomed students back during the first day of school of the 2021-22 school year last week.

East Rockaway resident recounts surviving 9/11 attack

East Rockaway resident Theresa Gaffney was walking down the staircase from the 84th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, when the second plane struck her building.

Lynbrook remembers the 13 servicemen and women killed in Afghanistan

The Village of Lynbrook has a new sign that reads, “Lynbrook Honors Our Troops” at the east and west entrances to the village on Sunrise Highway. 

New location, same discipline and respect, for Ryu's Martial Arts in Lynbrook

Ryu’s Martial Arts has moved to a new location, with space for more students to learn and practice taekwondo. Now at 309 Sunrise Highway, the martial arts studio reopened during the first week of August, continuing its  21 years of operation in Lynbrook.


Reflections on race, racism and respect

Years ago, my wife and I walked onto a Martha Vineyard’s beach with my Cornell University advisee and his parents, only to be confronted by a white man asking where we thought we were going.

Scott Brinton

Memories of covering 9/11 haunt me still

My wife called soon after 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, her voice measured but tense. I was half-awake, preparing myself for the day . . .

Randi Kreiss

Season of fire and flood slips into September

It has been a season of extremes, but after the floods, fires, winds, Covid surges, ICUs getting slammed, little ones getting sick, and the heat waves, one drumbeat persists . . .