Photos: Island Park Memorial Day parade: A heartfelt tribute to heroes

The village of Island Park came together in a display of patriotism and community spirit for its annual Memorial Day Parade on May 25. The event, hosted by the American Legion Post 1029 in …

Oceanside captures Class AAA championship

Senior catcher Sophie Nesturrick had the best seat in the house Memorial Day weekend as Oceanside captured its first Nassau County softball championship since 2015. The third-seeded Sailors got …

He’s a Joe of all trades

Joe "Ponte" Pontecorvo, a figure in Oceanside, Island Park, and Long Beach, was honored by the Oceanside Kiwanis Club with the Legion of Merit lapel pin and certificate. Pontecorvo's contributions span over 15 years with local Kiwanis clubs and roles in real estate, government, and numerous volunteer positions.

Oceanside author Stephanie DeCarolis set to release "The Perfect Sister"

Oceanside resident Stephanie DeCarolis is ready to captivate readers with her latest psychological thriller, “The Perfect Sister,” slated for release by Ballantine Books on July 16. The book …

Friedberg JCC run raises money for Parkinson’s

Runners of all ages gathered early at Baldwin Park for the Friedberg JCC’s 5K Run for a Cause, supporting Parkinson’s disease. The event on May 19 raised nearly $14,000, with hundreds of …


Our public schools deserve better

After months of contentious budget negotiations, the State Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul recently agreed to a historic $237 billion state spending plan.


125 years of Nassau County: Much history to celebrate, much more work to preserve it.

Nassau County turned 125 earlier this year, and an eclectic grouping of politicians, artists and celebrities celebrated with the clinking of glasses at The Lannin catering hall at Eisenhower Park in …


Wishing for some of that World War II-era wisdom

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a forum on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, hosted by Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, which is directed by former U.S. Rep. Steve Israel.


Recapturing times gone by in politics

Everyone agrees that there is a massive lack of bipartisanship in today’s political arena. Washington, D.C., is the poster child for warfare between Democrats and Republicans. Which is why my recent trip to Albany was a throwback to times gone by. I refer specifically to an event known as the Pilots Dinner.