Photos: Celebrating Haitian culture all month long

In recognition of May as Haitian Heritage Month, Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages joined forces with community partners to celebrate the rich history, …


Tiffany Capers, Angel Ramos win board seats for Elmont elementary schools

The voters have spoken. Tiffany Capers will keep her seat on the Elmont elementary school district education board, while Angel Ramos will join for the first time after ballots were tallied on …

Crime Watch

Former Elmont horse trainer sentenced to 30 years of prison for sexual abuse

Former racehorse trainer Daniel Mullan, 83, of Elmont was sentenced to 30 years at a federal court in Central Islip on May 15 for sexual exploitation and abuse of children, as well as possession of …

10 years in Franklin Square: ‘The little Red Mango that could’ on LI

Chris Cianciulli opened his Red Mango shop at 721 Franklin Ave. in Franklin Square back in 2013 — when the popular frozen yogurt franchise was just starting to pick up steam. At the time, there …

A 'sweet' addition to Franklin Square: The Sweet Life Bake Shop celebrates its grand opening

Owners Nicole Minor and Jose Velasquez officially debuted their new bakery The Sweet Life Bake Shop on May 12 and are excited to offer quality desserts to the Franklin Square community. Minor, …


How they avoid saying the dirtiest word

In politics, the word “tax” is dirtier than the most graphic four-letter words you can think of. Any politician who plans to last in office longer than his loafers knows that you only say “tax” . . .

Randi Kreiss

Books are an exception to the lending rule

In “Hamlet,” Polonius said to Laertes, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be . . ."

Jerry Kremer

Something’s going wrong in Florida

I can’t help writing about the state of Florida, because it seems more detached from America than any of the other 49 states.


Is fossil fuel-generated energy gone with the wind?

Island Park doesn’t generate daily headlines — and residents like it that way. This historic community is best known . . .