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Franklin Square, Elmont businesses face crossroads on requiring masks

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Andrew Sapienza, owner of Sapienza Bake Shop in Elmont urged his employees to follow one key rule: get customers to smile.  “I would love for my …


Sewanhaka Robotics Club wins awards at regional championship

The Sewanhaka Central High School District Robotics Club competed in and won various awards at the Long Island FIRST Tech Challenge Championship`. FIRST Robotics events are organized by the …

Town of Hempstead summer concerts are back

This year, Town of Hempstead residents will have the chance to end a summer day by packing up their coolers, ordering some takeout and heading to their local parks with their family members and friends for a free concert.

Supporting a worthy cause

Floral Park's inaugural charity soccer tournament is a success

With children stuck at home for most of the past year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elmont Memorial High School Assistant Principal Dayna Sotirhos sought to find a way to keep children active …

‘Community project’ is complete

Franklin Square Museum officially opens

The Franklin Square Historical Society was founded in 1976 to preserve the community’s rich history. Once the group had collected artifacts of that history through the years, the next step was …


Boaters take note: Stop speeding in the wetlands

It’s nearly summer, and the boating season is now upon us. That means speedboats and personal watercraft roaring along our coastline.

Randi Kreiss

On the road with a priest, a knight and a monk

After 15 months, hundreds of miles, 800 pages and 40 hours of audio, I listened to the closing words of my book this week, and it was good.


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.