Emerge Rehabilitation receives special three-year certification

When Linda Dragunat felt dizzy two days into her Florida vacation in February 2019, she went to a hospital, unsure of what was making her feel ill. That day, she lapsed into a coma that lasted six weeks.

Meet City Councilman Grady Farnan

The Glen Cove City Council has a new member — Grady Farnan. The 61-year-old was chosen to fill the seat vacated a month and a half ago after the departure of Joseph Capobianco, who was elected the city’s judge in November. Retired Glen Cove Judge Richard J. McCord swore Farnan in on Feb. 14 after the council’s meeting.

Chris Ortiz is Glen Cove’s first Hispanic deputy police chief

If you’ve been to the city’s National Night Out, or if you’re part of La Fuerza Unida, which connects Spanish speakers to the community, you’ve probably seen Deputy Police Chief Chris Ortiz. The 49-year-old is the first Hispanic Glen Cove police chief, and has made it his personal mission to better connect the Police Department with the community.

Natalia Monsale’s stylish journey to Dubai

When we think of high-end fashion, we don’t typically think of recycled household items like plastic bottles and paperclips, but that’s just what Glen Cove High School junior Natalia Monsale brought to the world’s stage. After months of designing and reimagining recycled materials, Monsale presented an outfit for the Junk Koture finals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, on Jan. 27.

Lafazan’s GEORGE package to prevent electoral deceit

As every day new stories and allegations come to light regarding fabulist Representative of New York’s 3rd Congressional District George Santos, politicians at both the local and state level have continued to call for his resignation or expulsion. On Wednesday morning Nassau County Legislator Josh Lafazan, a Democrat who ran unsuccessfully in the Congressional Democratic primary, paid yet another visit to Santos’ district headquarters in Douglaston, Queens, to announce his new legislation, the G.E.O.R.G.E. package.

Santos record is challenged

George Santos maintained all through his recent U.S. House campaign that he, unlike other elected leaders, was committed to the “American Dream.”


Remembering Judy Heumann

My friend Judy Heumann died March 4 in Washington, D.C., where she lived. Her name might not mean too much to many of you. But to thousands, and I do mean thousands, of people who struggle every day with physical disabilities, her name is gold.

Randi Kreiss

Feeling lost? Books are our GPS in the world.

Do you think we haven’t seen the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene before? The story of shamelessly ambitious, undereducated bigots scrambling for traction in government is old. Read “All the King’s Men,” by Robert Penn Warren.


What the George Santos discourse is missing

Many of us in Nassau County, myself included, are disgusted by the lies that Republican congressman George Santos has been spewing on a near-daily basis. Like many others, I would like to see Santos resign. But . . .