'That always gave us a north star'

Anita Doraine, who has lived in Elmont since 1988, celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary with her husband, Joe, on Aug. 23, just four months after Anita received a heart transplant following decades of heart problems.

'We must show the world her talent'

When Imogene Miller returned, decades ago, to her Elmont home after stepping out, she met an unexpected surprise: her daughter, Natasha, who was 13 or 14 at the time, had covered the family’s basement with spray paint. “At this time, I had no idea she had this artistic flair,” Imogene said. On August 21, Natasha Miller displayed her paintings and sold ornaments, duffel bags, t-shirts and other items donning her artwork at an outdoor art show in Elmont.

First responders recall Sept. 11 attacks

Phil Malloy and Ralph Esposito, then members of the Nassau County Fire Commission, were driving east, to a fire truck repair and supply shop in Yaphank, on Sept. 11, 2001. When they arrived, they were surprised to find no one outside the shop. What they discovered inside shocked them. “Nobody was doing anything besides staring at the television,” Esposito recounted. “Are you serious?” Malloy recalled asking himself as he learned that a commercial jet had struck the north tower of the World Trade Center. When a second jet crashed into the south tower 18 minutes later, he turned to Esposito. “Something’s not right,” he said. “Something’s up.” Soon, Malloy and Esposito were at the front of a long line of police cars and fire trucks heading from Long Island to Lower Manhattan.

School staff honored for saving choking student

Jung Lee and Jesse Friedman received the John Street School Hero Award for successfully applying the Heimlich maneuver in May to a choking student during lunch. Franklin Square School District Superintendent Dr. Jared Bloom presented Lee, the school’s assistant principal, and Friedman, a teacher at the school, with the award at a board of education meeting on August 4.

Islanders host hockey instructional for Elmont children

One hundred local children learned how to play hockey at an instructional event held during the last week of July by the New York Islanders and organized by Gateway Youth Outreach, a community-focused organization that organizes programs for the youth of Elmont.


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 . . .


Get your teenagers vaccinated ASAP . . .

Some 87 percent of Nassau County’s adult population, ages 18 and up, has received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Bravo, Nassau!


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.