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.

Bill signed to take water service public

The long-awaited legislation to create a pathway for the public takeover of New York American Water — a private water supplier serving ratepayers in Sea Cliff, Glen Head and other Town of …

Supporting veterans on Veterans Day

When Eva Casale heads out for a run, the heart-pounding exercise is much more than just a way to stay in shape. As the founder of Team E.V.A., which stands for …

Lafazan holds onto his seat after absentee count

s a legislator in the Nassau County Legislature when he was 23, making him the youngest-ever to hold the position, has unofficially won his bid for a third term. After the absentee ballots were …

O.B. Town budget raises questions for residents

Oyster Bay’s Town Board held a hearing on Oct. 19 to discuss Supervisor Joseph Saladino’s proposed budget of roughly $311 million for 2022, and to answer any questions or comments from …

Suozzi ‘seriously considering’ run for governor

Rep. Tom Suozzi told reporters in a Zoom news conference Thursday that he is “seriously considering” running for governor of New York State next year, and will make a decision by the end of the month.

G.C. eye doctor is set to retire, but will continue work overseas

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


Slavery on L.I.: We should talk about it in school

I recently joined five Long Island high school students for a visit to the Joseph Lloyd Manor in Lloyd Harbor, the 18th-century site where many enslaved people of African descent lived.


This Thanksgiving, give what you can

This Thanksgiving is shaping up to be one of the most difficult in a long time for many Long Island families who were adversely affected by the economic calamity brought on by the pandemic.

Jerry Kremer

Political mischief while you’re sleeping

To the relief of many in the political world, the 2021 elections are behind us. Whether your candidate won or lost . . .

Randi Kreiss

Sticks and stones — words can never harm me

You cannot burn a book in 2021. You can burn the paper and the ink and the cardboard, but in our world of e-books, you cannot ever kill the words and ideas that an author created.