County titles for Long Beach's Sibomana-Rodriguez and Andreula

Long Beach produced a pair of repeat champions and two other finalists on the way to finishing runner-up to Plainedge at the Nassau County Division 1 wrestling tournament last Sunday at Hofstra …

Long Beach speaks out against Hochul’s plan to cut school aid

Elected officials gathered at the Long Beach school district administration building last week to speak out against Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed budget cuts to schools. Parents, educators, …

The Commodore’s legacy lives on at Long Beach High School

The legacy of a man whose generosity knew no bounds is setting sail in Island Park. Three years ago, John Esposito, a longtime Island Park resident, left a request in his will for his cousin — …


Saying goodbye to a true American hero

“When the terrorists attacked, Bob suited up. And, like so many brave first responders, raced toward the danger to save and search for others.”


I’ll never forget Bob Beckwith

Long Island lost an American icon with the passing of Baldwin resident Bob Beckwith last week. The image of Beckwith standing with President George W. Bush amid the ruins of the World Trade Center days after the Sept. 11 attacks will forever personify America’s unyielding courage and quiet determination in the face of horrific tragedy and massive challenge.


Immigrants are crucial contributors to our economy

An influx of refugees from Latin America, U.S. political wars, and the 2024 presidential campaign has fueled anti-immigrant campaigns in the United States. In statements echoing Adolf Hitler and Nazi …


The great Albany debates are long gone

Having served in the Assembly for 23 years, I can’t avoid comparing the Legislature of my days and the current one. So much has changed, a lot of it for the good. There are now such things as electronic voting, immediate access to pending legislation, a modern sound system and many other changes that make legislating so much faster, easier and smarter.