Introducing Lawrence's top scholars for 2023

Matthew Sharin is the valedictorian; Arundhi Patram is the salutatorian and Emma Urgen, the honor speaker for Lawrence High School’s Class of 2023.

And the winner of Sanitary District 1 election is...

Ten months after the election for Sanitary District 1 commissioner between appointed Commissioner Gwynette Campbell and challenger Gabriel Boxer, Campbell was finally declared the winner by Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Randy Sue Marber on May 16.

The Village of Cedarhurst's newest volunteer unit

Known as an extra set of eyes and ears, Auxiliary Unit 109, a group of more than 30 volunteers for the Nassau County Police Department’s 4th Precinct in Hewlett, is dedicated to ensuring extra protection for neighbors in the Five Towns and Atlantic Beach.

See what California did to honor Woodmere native Harvey Milk

Woodmere native Harvey Milk, who went on to become one of the first openly gay people elected to public official in the United States in 1977, was once again remembered as California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared May 22 of this year Harvey Milk Day in the Golden State.

A Lawrence shake-up on the Village board: Fragin and Landy depart

Lawrence village Trustee  Jeff Landy, who has served as deputy mayor for nearly a year, gave a heartfelt goodbye at the May 11 meeting after announcing his departure from the board at the end of his term. Landy was appointed in 2020. Landy has lived most of his last 47 years in Lawrence.

Combating antisemitism with the Nassau County Task Force

In what seems to be the never-ending battle against hate, the public shared their stories of antisemitism with the Special Legislative Task Force to Combat Antisemitism in Nassau County.

Nassau police catch Edwin Griffin, alleged to have committed 16 burglaries in the Five Towns

A man alleged to have committed 16 burglaries between December 201 and May of this year in Cedarhurst, Lawrence and Woodmere was arrested by Nassau police on May 7.


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” . . .


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 . . .

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.