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Douglas Tuman challenges Kathleen Rice in 4th Congressional District

In the Fourth Congressional District, incumbent Kathleen Rice, a Democrat from Garden City, faces Douglas Tuman, a Republican from West Hempstead.

Oceanside educator is New York's Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Wolfe, an Oceanside High School social studies teacher, said she cried tears of joy when she received the call in mid-July that the New York State Education Department chose her as the state’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. “I just felt overwhelmed by the acknowledgement that my life’s work is important,” she said.

Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Dr. Glatt earns College of Physicians Laureate Award

Dr. Aaron E. Glatt, chair of the department of medicine and chief of infectious diseases at Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside, is the 2020 recipient of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians’ prestigious Laureate Award. Glatt has also been designated a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) by the American College of Physicians Awards Committee.

Island Park takes step toward storm resiliency

As part of an ongoing attempt to mitigate storm damage village-wide, the Island Park Department of Public Works installed a tidal flex valve at Suffolk and Warwick roads, near Harbor Isle Bridge, on Sept. 17.

Oceanside's Seniors Helping Seniors company grows

Between balancing her personal life, helping with her grandchildren and caring for her elderly mother, Christine Leder said she was relieved to turn to the Oceanside-based Seniors Helping Seniors for support.

Op-Ed

MTA will risk much if it cuts service and hikes fares

Pat Foye, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has said that service on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro North could be reduced by as much as 50 percent — and bus and subway service by 40 percent — in the coming months if . . .

Op-Ed

Why can’t we work together?

I was asked by a local proprietor why so many educators vote Democratic. I asked, “How do you know they do?” He blithely answered, “Well, I read it in the paper.” Our brief exchange was a friendly one, but it reminded me . . .

Randi Kreiss

As if it couldn’t have gotten worse, he was contagious

Millions of Americans seem to be manifesting what has been called “insane” behavior: They keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different and better result. They keep flouting coronavirus regulations . . .