Brian Curran reclaims his seat in Assembly District 21

Assemblywoman Judy Griffin, the incumbent Democrat, and Brian Curran, her Republican challenger and predecessor, remained neck-and-neck as Nassau County election officials continued counting ballots this week, trying to determine who will represent the district in Albany next year.

Franklin Square restauranteur found guilty

An Elmont woman plead guilty on Oct. 27 to participating in a kickback scheme with the former director of food services for the Hempstead Union Free School District, who plead guilty on Nov. 29. …

Sewanhaka ordered to remove mascot

The New York State Education Department is calling for an end to the use of Native American mascots in schools — and Sewanhaka High School is on the list of schools that must comply by the end of …

Historical Society tree lighting returns to Winter Festival

This holiday season, the Franklin Square community is preparing for the triumphant return of its annual Winter Festival and tree lighting on Dec. 3 at Rath Park’s gazebo. Frank Culmone, …

At Sewanhaka, teaming up for Thanksgiving food drive

Sewanhaka High School students learned a valuable lesson of gratitude by giving back to those in need before the Thanksgiving holiday. Since Oct. 31, members of the high school’s Students and …

Gift of Giving recognizes Elmont students

The Gift of Giving Foundation honored 11 Elmont students for completing the student ambassadors program at a luncheon at the Guggin Café and Grill in Elmont last Saturday. The students were …

Adelphi Awarded for Inclusive Stem

Adelphi University has earned the Reimagined Computer Science Curriculum for an Inspiring Programs in STEM Award given by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This honor recognizes the effort that …


Why we need to go back to the moon

Ever since NASA started trying, unsuccessfully so far, to launch its unmanned Artemis I spacecraft . . .

Randi Kreiss

When Nazis killed 6 million, where was America?

I implore readers to watch the new six-hour, three-part series on PBS, “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein.


Banning books is un-American

Last week was Banned Books Week, a time to spotlight censorship and attempts across the country to take books off library shelves.


So you think the governor’s a shoo-in in November?

Is it any surprise that Gov. Kathy Hochul’s once insurmountable lead in the polls is eroding when public opinion surveys are analyzed carefully?