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Four run for fire commissioner in Franklin Square, Elmont

Sitting fire commissioners in Franklin Square and Elmont are facing challengers in this year’s elections on Dec. 8. In Franklin Square In Franklin Square, incumbent Christopher Gioia is …

Franklin Square man plans mental health street fair

Kyle Heckler wanted to get away from the stress of the coronavirus pandemic over the summer, and decided to visit some friends from SUNY Potsdam in a small upstate town. While he was there, however, …

Franklin Square family fights for kidney patients as pandemic continues

Jacqueline Botta is immunocompromised and could not travel to Albany and Washington D.C. to raise awareness of kidney disease this year as she normally does due to the coronavirus pandemic. But that …

County DPW begins traffic study of Nassau Boulevard

For almost 20 years, Garden City South residents have been asking Nassau County and Town of Hempstead officials to make Nassau Boulevard safer for pedestrians trying to shop at local businesses, and …

VFW Post 2718 gets its 15 minutes of fame

The VFW Post 2718 in Franklin Square got its 15 minutes of fame on Nov. 20, when it appeared on “How to with John Wilson.” The show centers around Queens resident John Wilson sharing life …

Editorial

Remember to shop locally this holiday season

Thanksgiving is only a week away, and the December holidays are fast approaching. We’re supposed to be making plans to shop in our local downtowns or at the malls, but because of the coronavirus pandemic . . .

Editorial

Next week, limit your Thanksgiving gatherings

With the Covid-19 infection rate creeping up above 3 percent in parts of New York state, including Long Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week issued two executive orders. The first . . .

Randi Kreiss

Dinner for two at our Thanksgiving table

Is anyone else thinking about the Berlin Airlift? It is one of the great stories of American audacity in the face of political thuggery. In case you’re too young to remember . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

The 2020 election: a mandate for moderation

The election is in the history books. As the dust finally settles on the presidential race, it appears that Joe Biden won with the same razor-thin margin by which Donald Trump did in 2016.

Jerry Kremer

Will Trump come to Biden’s inauguration? I don’t care.

Having run successfully for public office 13 times, I can readily understand why President Trump is having a hissy fit.