Melina Serra joins baseball team, making history

Melina Serra, middle schooler, is the first female athlete to join the Lynbrook Middle School baseball season.

Students win awards in photography competition

Three East Rockaway High School students were awarded at the Photographic Federation of Long Island Youth Competition last month.

Middle schoolers take on advanced math test

Twenty students from Lynbrook North and South middle schools challenged themselves to put their mathematical intelligence to the ultimate test as part of the American Mathematics Competition.

Staff honored for their dedication to the district

Superintendent of Schools James DeTommasso recognized 66 members of the East Rockaway Schools family who have dedicated 20 or more years of service to the district.

Blended team combines on a championship

The Rockville Centre/East Rockaway/Hewlett junior varsity ice hockey team claimed the Nassau Country championship in March, just two years after joining forces as a team.


Cherishing moms who embody love, strength

The remarkable resilience and sacrifice of mother is shown through the extraordinary life of Elinor Sullivan, whose daring feats in aviation were matched only by her dedication to motherhood.

The blemish of college demonstrations

The numerous college demonstrations lately have given me a lot of mixed feelings. Having lived through the years when there were other demonstrations, I contrast how those incidents were handled with the present ones. In addition, I can’t help but feel some sadness about how our elected officials are reacting to these events.


Protecting our kids online

The data is clear: Kids spending more time online and on social media is detrimental to their mental health.


We should have learned more than we have from history

My reading of history, however, is that for the most part — whether it be everyday people, intellectuals or world leaders — there was little realization during those years that the world as they knew it was that much different from what had come before. Until it was. Or that tragedy lay ahead. Until it was too late.


The humble pen takes on the might sword

Here’s an anniversary no one wants to celebrate: The Columbine school shooting — April 20, 1999 — just passed its 25th anniversary. Why, why, why bring up such a horrific event? Perhaps because it hasn’t stopped.


Grumman, Navy must finish the underground cleanup

Over the past few weeks, the dangerous environmental legacy of Grumman and the Navy has earned a top spot in local newspaper headlines and on the nightly news throughout the tristate area, and even overseas.