Community spirit on display at F.S. fall fest

The first annual Franklin Square Fall Fair was held on Oct. 16 at Rath Park in Franklin Square between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Fire commissioner donates $10,000 to scholarship fund for late wife

Franklin Square Fire Commissioner Dennis Lyons has donated $10,000 to a scholarship fund created in honor of his late wife, Arlene Lyons, who died last year of cancer.

'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.

Floral Park school holds anti-bullying assembly

Students at John Lewis Childs School in Floral Park participated in an outdoor assembly on Oct. 20 to mark this year’s Unity Day, the signature event during National Bullying Prevention Month. Singer-songwriter Jared Campbell performed at the event, and students and staff dressed in orange to support the anti-bullying cause of Unity Day.

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 . . .

Loretta Dainton, longtime Elmont, Franklin Square resident, dies

Loretta Dainton, a 37-year resident of Franklin Square, died on Sept. 28. She was 101.

'We're not strangers'

When Deborah Salant learned that, during the height of the pandemic in early 2020, that the bodies of Covid-19 victims whose families could not afford to bury them were being kept in freezer trucks, she was deeply moved. “She was outraged by this story and decided to do something about it,” said her husband, Robert Salant, in an email.

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.