A tribute: ‘He was hip-hop’

Some three decades ago, the quiet, young London-born boy would sit in his room in a small wooden house on Hudson Street in Long Beach, studying, reading, listening to music and dreaming: He would one …

Listen to the Lifeguards! – Help avoid a drowning

As we enjoy the hot and long mid-summer days, there are only a few things more enjoyable than a dip in the ocean. But that does not mean taking unnecessary risks when trying to cool off. Swimming in …

Mixed reviews for South Shore wind farm

If Long Beach residents are concerned about a private company’s $3 billion proposal to build a 174-turbine wind farm 15 miles off the South Shore, few of them voiced it at a virtual hearing on the …


U.N.: Climate change is real, and it’s getting uglier

To the climate deniers, we say this: Wake up. July was the hottest month in the past 142 years, since humans started recording climate data, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Scott Brinton

Restoring a lost habitat in our backyard

In the early morning of April 28, I tiptoed into my dew-coated backyard in Merrick to watch as an orange sun slowly migrated upward, sending its rays streaming through the hundreds of flower-covered branches . . .

Randi Kreiss

All you can eat? Amid a tenacious virus, not so much.

If there’s one thing that is quintessentially American, it’s the all-you-can-eat, stuff-yourself-till-you-die buffet. Now, as the Delta variant spreads . . .


L.I. school board tries to ban Black Lives Matter

The Smithtown School District will restrict the use of 34 BrainPop instructional videos in classrooms because they introduce topics like Black Lives Matter and human sexuality.

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