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Memorial Day events will take on new urgency this year as a kind of collective anti-insurrection rally. more
The official start of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season is June 1 — next Tuesday. From now through November, we must be prepared for a storm to come out of nowhere and wreak havoc across Long Island, as Tropical Storm Isaias did last summer. more
Thursday is my birthday, and I must confess that I’m approaching it with mixed feelings. I’m not afraid of getting older, because there are only two choices. more
Zoom and other online video conferencing applications are exposing the underlying racism that infects American society, including in its schools. more
Some folks say that the wheel was the greatest invention ever. Others point to the printing press, the internal combustion engine or the light bulb, but I think . . . more
As I made my way along Bay Parkway, headed to Jones Beach Field 3 on a recent Wednesday, I more than half-expected the worst. more
This week, the nation will mark the first anniversary of the death of George Floyd. Never has the death of an unarmed Black man at the hands of police reverberated so loudly . . . more
Nassau County has been slowly, surely returning to normal life following 15 months of trying restrictions intended to contain an out-of-control virus, and we can say with certainty that . . . more
It it is as important a time as ever to back them as officials strive to enhance school safety and increase the quality of programs amid the coronavirus pandemic, while holding the line on taxes. more
As poet Mary Oliver asks, “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” In our (almost) post-pandemic lives, the question presses us for an answer. more
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