Joe Ra, 74, dies

Joe Ra, a former Town of Hempstead attorney and councilman, died of COVID-19 on Nov. 30.

New Elmont LIRR station opens

The new Elmont-UBS Arena Long Island Rail Road station opened on Nov. 16, four days before the New York Islanders’ first home game at the arena and amid concerns about the Belmont Park project raised by area residents.

'You've got to shop local'

Fifteen local businesses were highlighted at a business expo held by the Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 18 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2718.

'It's a big step for us'

Northwell Health recently announced the opening of a health clinic for Belmont Park workers.

Students raise $3,000 for family in need

Students at John Street School in Franklin Square ran a lemonade stand fundraiser in September and raised over $3,000 for a local family in need, according to a statement released by the Franklin Square Union Free School District.

Editorial

Reflecting on the Sept. 11 attacks 20 years later

The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., set off a cascade of worldwide catastrophes over the subsequent two decades . . .

Op-Ed

Voting is an act of choice and an exercise of voice

Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting.