Elementary class learns social cues with robot

When students in Alana Smith’s third-grade class arrive every morning at the John Street School in Franklin Square, they are greeted by Milo — a robot that teaches social cues and emotions, and soon will teach academic disciplines as well.

Organization hopes to raise $100,000 to fight hunger

Giving Back to Community will host a fundraiser Oct. 6 at the Inn at New Hyde Park to raise money and fight hunger on the local and international scales.

How students, families can prepare for the college application process

The college application process can be daunting, but the Elmont Memorial Library and the Franklin Square Library are helping students and their families to make the process less stressful.

Life Scout looks for donations to Hempstead prayer garden

Quincy Velez, a Life Scout with Franklin Square Boy Scout Troop 485, wants to provide his community a place to pray for military veterans and people who died of Covid-19 illnesses.

Franklin Square remembers lives lost in 9/11 attacks 22 years later

Franklin Square residents gathered last Sunday evening at the town’s Sept. 11 Memorial at Rath Park to memorialize 25 members of the community who died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 22 years ago.

Randi Kreiss

An open letter to my dad on his birthday

I should point out that this is a really open letter, because my dad died four years ago.


We honor the fallen, but must not forget our veterans

After our collective pause on Memorial Day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, it behooves us to take the next step by renewing our commitment to taking care of veterans right here in Nassau County.


Don’t let money win: Veto this bill

The Greek playwright Euripides and the Dutch philosopher Erasmus had a shared philosophy, and it’s one all of us are familiar with: money talks. Especially in politics.

Peter King

From a House committee room to the Valbrook Diner

Last week I was at two events that, in very different ways, encapsulated significant aspects of my life. The first was in Washington . . .