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Summer should be a time of joy, spent hanging out at the beach and barbecuing in the backyard. Too often, however, summer turns tragic when it needn’t. more
I just booked a reservation to see the next full solar eclipse. Call me an optimist; I expect to be there. more
Summer vacation for students this year follows almost a year and a half of coronavirus shutdowns and precautions. The learning loss during school closures was significant, and unless steps are taken, the U.S. risks the education of a generation of young people. more
For nearly 16 months, Long Islanders remained in a state of suspended animation, unsure of their next moves while staring down a killer virus . . . more
I, for one, am comforted by the silence. I am relieved that the stream of misinformation, disinformation and general mean-spirited lunacy has been plugged. more
The New York State Department of Health should move immediately to ban cookies laced with the THC chemical delta-8, a natural hemp extract that is now legal under the state’s medical marijuana law. more
In 2011, I had the pleasure of meeting then Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. He was visiting New York City to raise money for his re-election campaign. His state was considering the passage of a law legalizing the sale of marijuana . . . more
This week's letter focuses on a misconception over a dangerous intersection in Lynbrook. more
Four milestones were reached in June on the road to racial equity. They recognize progress while underscoring the distance yet to be traveled. more
Birds have fascinated me since I was a boy growing up in Yaphank, in Suffolk County, in the 1970s. My parents spread birdfeed on our slate-covered cement patio in winter . . . more
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