Glen Cove Senior Center’s Adult Day Program curtailed by flooding

Just as the Adult Day Program at the Glen Cove Senior Center was regaining momentum, it was hit with an unexpected force of nature, necessitating the temporary closure of the program for the second time in a little over a year. Hurricane Ida flooded the lower level of the senior center, where the program takes place, on Sept. 2, and three weeks later, staff and members alike are still dealing with the aftermath.

In temporary new home, NOSH reopens in Glen Head

After a fire destroyed its Glen Cove headquarters last month, NOSH, a food delivery service and a program of the North Shore Soup Kitchen, has relocated to St. Hyacinth’s Church, in Glen Head, until it can find a permanent location.

Two weeks later, Glen Cove is still recovering from Ida

Low-lying areas of Glen Cove are still recovering from flood damage two weeks after what was left of Hurricane Ida pummeled the area. On Sept. 1, water flooded parking lots and basements, causing extensive damage to Police Department headquarters on Bridge Street and the Public Library on Glen Cove Avenue, as well as other areas of the city, prompting a cleanup effort that is still under way.

A new school year, more Covid challenges in Glen Cove

The Glen Cove City School District has had a rough start to the new academic year, with flood damage and the lingering impact of the pandemic, but nearly a month in, the schools are beginning to run more smoothly. While students at all four elementary buildings returned as scheduled on Sept. 2, flooding from Hurricane Ida caused delayed reopenings at Glen Cove High School and Finley Middle School, and high school students returned a week later than planned.

Glen Head ophthalmologist set to retire

After three and a half decades of helping to improve others’ eyesight, Dr. Robert Appel has decided to slow down. And while his hundreds of patients across the North Shore are sorry to see his …

Recognizing a fallen hero

This month, a bill is being considered in the Nassau County Legislature to rename a portion of Forest Avenue, in Locust Valley, Sgt. Robert Hendriks Way. The measure would honor the life and service …

Glen Cove Schools appoints Dr. Kim Rodriguez

The Glen Cove City School District appointed Dr. Kim H. Rodriguez as the district’s new assistant superintendent for human resources, which was effective as of Jan. 19.


Recalling Long Island’s Indigenous peoples

Columbus Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1971, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation proclaiming it a federal holiday. For years, the holiday has been controversial.

Scott Brinton

Elegy for Sears — and, perhaps, mall culture

Long Island recently lost its last Sears, that once ubiquitous powerhouse retailer that sold a range of goods, from sturdy jeans to solidly built power tools and refrigerators.


The progressive left’s New York power play

The race to the progressive left is under way in New York state, with word that New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is forming an “exploratory committee” and may launch a Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Randi Kreiss

Into the abyss, and discovering a new world

Some octopuses probably could score better than I did on an SAT. It’s hard to figure, though, since they can’t hold a pen or read the questions . . .

Jerry Kremer

A wake-up call to voters

October is a unique month. It’s the time for apple picking, watching the trees change color and, if the weather permits, taking long car trips to interesting places. It’s also the time for candidates for public office . . .