Elmont, Franklin Square libraries gear up for summer programs

When summer days get too hot to spend outside, an air conditioned oasis can be found at the Franklin Square Public Library and Elmont Memorial Library.

Anna, Vito Cortesiano are committed to helping neighbors across L.I.

Anna and Vito Cortesiano, owners of Elmont Italian restaurant Salvatore’s of Elmont, were named the grand marshals of the 2024 Paul Sapienza Belmont Parade.

Sewanhaka High School announces new mascot as the Ravens

Sewanhaka High School announces its new mascot as the Ravens.

Clara H. Carlson School students celebrate Cultural Diversity Day

Clara H. Carlson School hosted its first annual Cultural Diversity Day on May 21 to celebrate diversity and all of the cultures of the school’s community.

PFY’s gala to recognize LGTBQ+ trailblazers on Long Island

PFY, the organization formerly known as Pride For Youth, is set to host its annual Pride Gala on June 6.


What if you had to vote right now?

Last week, we were treated (or subjected, in one instance) to two presidential events unfolding simultaneously in different places. As the day progressed, I understood that if we see and hear nothing else during the campaign, we will realize, as sentient beings and patriots, that only one man deserves the honor of serving as our president. Only one man is intellectually and temperamentally fit for the job.


Breaking down this year’s state budget

New York’s budget-making is a lot like taking one step forward and then one step backward: In the end, we haven’t gone anywhere.


With hurricane season coming, be prepared

The looming possibility of natural disasters — such as hurricanes and other severe storms — poses a significant, and ongoing, threat to Long Island, and particularly for those living in more vulnerable coastal communities, like Long Beach and Freeport, which are most susceptible to damage caused by high winds and surging floodwaters.


Blakeman enthusiastically follows Trump’s lead

The political similarities between former President Donald Trump and Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman are now impossible to miss. Which is probably just what Blakeman intends.