Real estate company serves others on 'R.E.D. day'

Employees at the Keller Williams Legendary real estate location in Franklin Square spent the work day on May 12 traveling to food shelters and community fridges across both Nassau County and Queens on the company’s annual Renew, Energize and Donate (R.E.D.) day dedicated to community service to deliver peanut butter and jelly sandwiches they made earlier in the day to individuals in need.

Returning to a new home

Kelly Arcillas returned to her Elmont home for the first time in over two and a half years on May 12. It had recently been renovated by the Franklin Square-based nonprofit Rescuing Families to help Kelly, who was diagnosed with a rare disease in the summer of 2019 and now uses a wheelchair to get around.

Longtime F.S. firefighter Joseph Torregrossa, 61, dies

Joseph Torregrossa of Franklin Square, a veteran fire district commissioner and member of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department, died on March 21 of Covid-19.

High school, library documenting the lives of Elmont students, residents

To Wailin Gonzalez-Caminero, a senior at Elmont Memorial High School, making memories is the most important part of living. The memories of Elmont Memorial High School students and Elmont residents will soon be preserved through a project led by high school students, staff and the Elmont Memorial Library that will detail the life stories of students and community members as recounted in recorded conversations that will be published online through StoryCorps, the National Public Radio (NPR) show that documents shared personal experiences.

Elmont budget passes, Jaime, Battle-Burkett, Cantara reelected

After polls closed in Elmont on Tuesday evening, the $227.4 budget for the 2022-2023 school year was passed.

Historical society holding dinner for first time since 2018

The Franklin Square Historical Society is set to hold its annual dinner on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 5 p.m. at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square.


Your voice is more important now than ever

It’s likely the eve of the destruction of Roe v. Wade — an act likely to be met with cheers or outrage, depending on which side of the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court abortion case people land on. And what comes next could very well be up to your state legislator.


A leaking Supreme Court puts us at risk

Let’s be clear. The calculated illegal leak of a draft decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is akin to leaking the launch codes for America’s nuclear arsenal.


My friend Mike, and his new interest in guns

My friend Mike is a gentle soul with a quick sense of humor. We met when we studied journalism at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Center and worked endlessly on the school newspaper, Seawanhaka.

Randi Kreiss

When the pandemic hits home

Two Sundays ago my husband tested positive for Covid-19. He was at home on the East Coast and I was visiting grandkids on the West Coast. It was the very last night of my trip; he called to say he had a cold . . .