Two arrested in Franklin Square drug investigation

A man from Franklin Square and a woman from North Valley Stream were arrested the evening of September 5 in Franklin Square after violently resisting arrest during a narcotics investigation.

'We must show the world her talent'

When Imogene Miller returned, decades ago, to her Elmont home after stepping out, she met an unexpected surprise: her daughter, Natasha, who was 13 or 14 at the time, had covered the family’s basement with spray paint. “At this time, I had no idea she had this artistic flair,” Imogene said. On August 21, Natasha Miller displayed her paintings and sold ornaments, duffel bags, t-shirts and other items donning her artwork at an outdoor art show in Elmont.

First responders recall Sept. 11 attacks

Phil Malloy and Ralph Esposito, then members of the Nassau County Fire Commission, were driving east, to a fire truck repair and supply shop in Yaphank, on Sept. 11, 2001. When they arrived, they were surprised to find no one outside the shop. What they discovered inside shocked them. “Nobody was doing anything besides staring at the television,” Esposito recounted. “Are you serious?” Malloy recalled asking himself as he learned that a commercial jet had struck the north tower of the World Trade Center. When a second jet crashed into the south tower 18 minutes later, he turned to Esposito. “Something’s not right,” he said. “Something’s up.” Soon, Malloy and Esposito were at the front of a long line of police cars and fire trucks heading from Long Island to Lower Manhattan.

First responders recall Sept. 11 attacks

Phil Malloy and Ralph Esposito, then members of the Nassau County Fire Commission, were driving east, to a fire truck repair and supply shop in Yaphank, on Sept. 11, 2001. When they arrived, they were surprised to find no one outside the shop. What they discovered inside shocked them. “Nobody was doing anything besides staring at the television,” Esposito recounted. “Are you serious?” Malloy recalled asking himself as he learned that a commercial jet had struck the north tower of the World Trade Center. When a second jet crashed into the south tower 18 minutes later, he turned to Esposito. “Something’s not right,” he said. “Something’s up.” Soon, Malloy and Esposito were at the front of a long line of police cars and fire trucks heading from Long Island to Lower Manhattan.

Back-to-school drive gives back to the community

The Jamaica Square Improvement League, a local civic organization that works to serve the community in Elmont, donated over 300 backpacks to Elmont families at a back-to-school drive it held on August 21 at Hendrickson Avenue Park in Elmont.

Editorial

Reflecting on the Sept. 11 attacks 20 years later

The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., set off a cascade of worldwide catastrophes over the subsequent two decades . . .

Editorial

Get your teenagers vaccinated ASAP . . .

Some 87 percent of Nassau County’s adult population, ages 18 and up, has received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Bravo, Nassau!

Op-Ed

Voting is an act of choice and an exercise of voice

Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting.