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Sewanhaka officials propose $215 million 2021- 22 spending plan

Programming costs would account for the majority of the Sewanhaka Central High School District’s 2021 -22 school year budget under a proposal Kevin O’Brien, the district’s assistant …

New chamber president carries on Sapienza’s legacy

When longtime Elmont Chamber of Commerce President Paul Sapienza died suddenly of a brain aneurysm in November, the board decided to turn to first vice president Julie Marchesella to take over the …

Sewanhaka students become leaders, virtually

The students in Sewanhaka’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club have always focused on their futures by learning personal and professional skills they will need as adults, but …

State Senate passes ghost gun legislation

Two bills to crack down on the sale of untraceable firearms, known as “ghost guns,” has passed the New York State Senate, and are now sitting in committees in the New York State …

Three arrested in Elmont car theft

Three people were arrested for allegedly stealing a car from Elmont on Feb. 12, Nassau County police report. According to detectives, a 37-year-old male was driving eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike …


A year later, lessons learned from the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic reached Long Island a year ago next week, at first bringing a handful of cases before it dug in and exploded, wreaking havoc.

Randi Kreiss

Fighting the other epidemic: QAnon (Part 1)

Oddly, the most offensive remark made by a politician lately (and there are a lot to choose from) came from Marjorie Taylor Greene last month . . .


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.


Looking past the pandemic and toward the future

The coronavirus pandemic has tipped over the world as we know it, harming most New Yorkers in profound ways while laying bare societal inequities that have plagued New Yorkers for generations, like the disparities in access to child care.