Elmont Road Park opens after major renovations

Elmont Road Park, once a hub for recreation and play for Elmont families and children before falling into decay over decades, was reopened on Friday, June 17 following a long-awaited $3 million renovation project.

Museum visit brings F.S. history to life

Fourth-grade students from each of Franklin Square’s three elementary schools traveled back in time on June 1 and June 2, visiting the Franklin Square Museum and learning about the history of their community.

Anti-horseracing activists take stand before Stakes

Chants of “Belmont Park has blood on its hands” and “horses die on racing tracks” rang out along Hempstead Turnpike in front of Belmont Park before the annual Belmont Stakes on June 11.

Parade return marches Elmont towards new norm

The 14th annual Elmont Belmont Paul Sapienza Parade was held outdoors and without restrictions on June 4 for the first time since 2020, signaling a return to pre-pandemic norms for Elmont.

F.S. budget approved, Lewinger wins seat, Toto reelected

After polls closed Tuesday night the budget for the Franklin Square Union Free School District was approved by a vote of 695 to 337. The $44M spending plan for the upcoming school year will raise …

'Vaxmobile' makes stop at F.S. library

The “Vaxmobile,” a Covid-19 vaccine mobile unit that has roved the communities of Nassau County for more than a year administering vaccines to residents, stopped at the Franklin Square Public Library on Feb. 24.


The pandemic isn’t over quite yet

There was no day darker in New York than April 9, 2020. On that day, Covid-19 claimed 1,052 lives, according to Johns Hopkins University . . .


On Saturday, march for our lives

I don’t know about you, but there hasn’t been one day since the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, when I haven’t cried or given my kids a suffocatingly tight hug.


Who has time for the great American pastime?

I don’t really follow baseball anymore. As a rabid Yankees fan who devoured everything about the game for nearly 40 years, I never thought I’d say that.

Randi Kreiss

High season for online hucksters and frauds

Have you ever fallen for a scam? In the old days, for which we can only feel nostalgia, there was the kind of sweet three-card Monte . . .