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Scott Brinton

Suburban Long Island getting wilder by the day

Last Nov. 8, I was kayaking in Emory Creek in Freeport, just north of the Narrows, when I spotted what I thought was a chunk of garbage floating in the waterway and paddled over to collect it.

Unified basketball bonds students with sports

After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, unified basketball returned to Hewlett High School for its second season.Unified basketball was founded in 2008 and is an inclusive sports …

Nassau Expressway overpass could be named for Pete Sobol

A bill in the state legislature that would name a portion of the Nassau Expressway after longtime Inwood resident, businessman and civic organizer Pete Sobol is now one step closer to passing.

Hewlett Harbor election results are in

The results are in for the election in the Village of Hewlett Harbor that featured four candidates running for two trustee seats in an at-large election. Incumbent Trustees Leonard Oppenheimer and …

Atlantic Beach, Lawrence village election results

Without any contested races in the Atlantic Beach and Lawrence village elections there was no mystery who was elected or re-elected on June 15.

Cultivating community service in Lawrence

Gammy’s Pantry provides food to families across the Five Towns and some of that food is grown right in Lawrence in the garden at the Five Towns Community Center.

Running for The Brandeis School in Lawrence

It began in 2019, was interrupted because of the coronavirus in 2020 and returned his year with 120 participants, 86 of them in-person who took part in what was billed as the second annual Brandeis 5K Run on June 13. Another 34 took part virtually and more than $15,000 was raised.

Nassau County's Inwood Park marina project is completed

The rickety wooden floating dock and deteriorated timber-laden bulkhead is gone, replaced by a modern-looking and a very stable ramp that leads to a pair of launches where people can push out their canoes, kayaks and personal water craft into Motts Basin, and the boat ramp was replaced and the entire space is augmented by two grassy areas with eight benches.

St. John’s Hospital opens new behavioral health wing

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway has opened a state-of-the-art behavioral health wing in its emergency department.

Hebrew Academy of Long Beach in Woodmere sounds off with homemade instruments

Seventh-graders the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach in Woodmere built musical instruments all made of recycled materials in Rina Korman’s science class.

Award-winning HAFTR celebrates Israel

The Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, which usually takes part in New York City’s annual Celebrate Israel Parade like many Jewish schools, submitted a video of how the school community marks the Jewish state’s anniversary as the parade was canceled for a second consecutive year because of the Covid pandemic.

Hewlett-Woodmere Little League plays All-Star games

Near game time of the first Hewlett-Woodmere Little League All-Star game, the sun began to peak out from the clouds and the temperature climbed as the Minors level players tossed their first pitch around 12:30 p.m.


Boaters take note: Stop speeding in the wetlands

It’s nearly summer, and the boating season is now upon us. That means speedboats and personal watercraft roaring along our coastline.

Randi Kreiss

On the road with a priest, a knight and a monk

After 15 months, hundreds of miles, 800 pages and 40 hours of audio, I listened to the closing words of my book this week, and it was good.


The census: a wealth of enlightening information

The recently completed census became controversial because of political interference, but the results are still important. This is especially true when . . .