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Nassau works to protect seniors from extreme heat

Franklin Square, Elmont and other areas across Nassau County are taking steps to protect elderly residents and other vulnerable populations from extreme heat this summer. Extreme heat, defined as “Summertime temperatures that are substantially hotter and/or more humid than expected or typical for a specific” by a report conducted by the New York State Department of Health on the effect of high temperatures on vulnerable populations, is on the rise in Nassau County. The report, titled “Heat and Health Profile Report: Nassau County,” found that “Summertime temperatures in NYS have been increasing for past several decades and are predicted to continue to increase along with more frequent and intense (extreme heat events) over the next century.”

Anti-semitic hate mail sent to Jewish, refugee state senator

New York State Senator Anna Kaplan, who fled anti-Semitic violence in her home country of Iran in 1978, received a “vile piece of hate mail using well-known white supremacist, anti-Semitic hate speech” on June 22, according to a statement released by the legislator’s office. The mail, which originally contained about Covid-19 vaccinations and was sent by Kaplan’s office to constituents, was sent back to senator’s office bearing a phrase commonly used by white supremacist and anti-Semitic groups “109 soon 110.” The phrase alludes to the anti-Semitic claim that Jewish people have been expelled from 109 countries and that the United States or another nation may soon expel Jewish people.

Franklin Square, Elmont summer camps return with new safety guidelines

Last year, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, only 60 percent of summer day camps were held in person, according to the American Camp Association. This year, following the May 28 release of updated Centers for …

Local sales of electric bikes increase, follow national trend

Longtime bicyclist Arne Johnson, 72, said that his cycling speed has slowed with his age. And as a member of Huntington Bicycle Club, Johnson said he struggled to keep up with the younger, faster …

Community league to decorate Rath Park with trees

The Community League of Garden City South planted and dedicated a dogwood tree on June 12 at Garden City South Park on Nassau Blvd, part of the civic organization’s two-year-long campaign to add to the county’s gardens.

Editorial

It’s time to address safety on the Southern State

For many years, the Southern State Parkway has been known as one of the most dangerous thoroughfares in Nassau County . . .

Editorial

What are you waiting for? Get vaccinated.

An alarm bell sounded last weekend: The number of New Yorkers recently diagnosed with Covid-19 surged past 1,000 on Saturday for the first time since May.

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.