Community spirit on display at F.S. fall fest

The first annual Franklin Square Fall Fair was held on Oct. 16 at Rath Park in Franklin Square between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Blakeman wins county executive's seat after absentee count

Town of Hempstead Councilman Bruce Blakeman, a Republican, retained his Election Night lead over Democratic Nassau County Executive Laura Curran after all absentee ballots were counted on Nov. 15, finishing with a 2,150-vote lead.

Fire commissioner donates $10,000 to scholarship fund for late wife

Franklin Square Fire Commissioner Dennis Lyons has donated $10,000 to a scholarship fund created in honor of his late wife, Arlene Lyons, who died last year of cancer.

'It's a big step for us'

Northwell Health recently announced the opening of a health clinic for Belmont Park workers.

Students raise $3,000 for family in need

Students at John Street School in Franklin Square ran a lemonade stand fundraiser in September and raised over $3,000 for a local family in need, according to a statement released by the Franklin Square Union Free School District.

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 . . .

Loretta Dainton, longtime Elmont, Franklin Square resident, dies

Loretta Dainton, a 37-year resident of Franklin Square, died on Sept. 28. She was 101.

'We're not strangers'

When Deborah Salant learned that, during the height of the pandemic in early 2020, that the bodies of Covid-19 victims whose families could not afford to bury them were being kept in freezer trucks, she was deeply moved. “She was outraged by this story and decided to do something about it,” said her husband, Robert Salant, in an email.

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.