Sept. 11, 2021, dawned as a stunningly beautiful late summer morning, the sky an azure blue and the sunshine a bright yellow — just as it was on the same day 20 years ago. At the Hempstead …
Dozens gathered at the intersection of West Henrietta and Fulton Avenue in Oceanside on the morning of Aug. 28 to commemorate their neighbor, NYPD officer Steven Brandow, who died in February from Covid-19. Family and friends were on hand to see Brandow’s memory etched into the community, as Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin renamed the street after the Oceanside resident.
Dr. Adhi Sharma took over as president at Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital in Oceanside on Sept. 1 after previously serving as its chief medical officer and its executive vice president for clinical and professional affairs.
On Aug. 26, Oceanside Sanitation District 7 Commissioner Austin Graff took to Facebook to announce the department’s proposed 3.9 percent tax increase for the 2022 budget, citing “rising costs like insurance, gas and salaries.”
With the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus on the rise across the country, school districts are preparing their protocols for the fast approaching 2021-22 school year. The trustees of the Oceanside Board of Education hosted a special meeting Aug. 17 to give parents the chance to comment on mask-wearing in school.
Hope’s Land of Candy in Island Park celebrated Purple Heart Day Aug. 7 after the coronavirus pandemic prevented the 2020 edition of the event. Joan and Hope Cohen, a mother-daughter team who opened the candy shop seven years ago, partnered with the Museum of American Armor in Bethpage to provide passionate military re-enactors and vehicles for children to pose with and learn from and about.
Hundreds of spectators from aross Long Island gathered for the annual clam-eating comtest hosted by Peter’s Clam Bar in Island Park last Sunday. The friendly competition returned after it was …
Members of the Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC gathered for the inaugural Community Heroes Luncheon and Friedberg Friends Awards at the Sunny Atlantic Beach Club July 28. The JCC honored several dedicated community members for their support of the center and community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
When standout student-athlete Spencer Smith arrived at the Washington St. parking lot of Town of Hempstead Town Hall Friday (August 6) morning and received his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Mount Sinai South Nassau Vaxmobile, unlike winning a championship, this was a historic occasion that he never expected to be a part of.
Former Oceanside resident James York Baldwin died in Hospice Care at UConn John Dempsey Hospital on Aug. 5. He was 83.
I think everyone will concede that the summer went by too quickly. But despite the speed at which two months have passed . . .
I can’t stretch out, I can hardy breathe, but even inside this dog carrier, the air is better than the smoke out in Lake Tahoe.