BREAKING NEWS: Governor Hochul declares State of Emergency for L.I. as nor'easter slams the region


World War II heroes take trip to capital

Nine local World War II veterans flew to Washington, D.C., last Sunday to visit the monument on the National Mall dedicated to veterans of the war. The trip was organized by Honor Flight Long Island, a nonprofit founded in 2004 that has flown nearly a quarter of a million American veterans to the nation’s capital at no cost to them. The organization was created by a veteran who wanted to send his brothers and sisters in arms to see for themselves the memorial dedicated to them for their service.

Police: Man reported missing in Elmont

A missing adult was reported in Elmont and is being investigated by the Missing Persons Squad of the Nassau County Police Department, police officials said. Police were contacted by the wife of Gerald Giffith, who reported him missing on Oct. 7 at 6:45 p.m.

'Inhumane treatment' of Haitian migrants denounced by local leaders

Community leaders and local elected officials held a press conference on Sept. 22 outside the Nassau County Legislature building to protest the “inhumane treatment” of Haitian migrants at the southern border of the United States.

'I'm always in pursuit of truth'

Ebony Thompson lived in Sierra Leone during the civil war that ravaged the African nation from 1991 to 2002 and killed over 50,000 people. Thompson, now an artist living Elmont, moved to the United States in 2016 to seek a better life.

'The community always seems to come through"

Elmont and Franklin Square students received more than 300 backpacks filled with school supplies last week as part of a school supply drive organized by Gateway Youth Outreach, a local organization that runs programs that serve the youth of Elmont and nearby communities.

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 . . .

Editorial

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!

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.