Bayville firefighters wins drill tourney

A cloudless sky stretched across scenic Centre Island Beach on July 21 at Bayville Fire Company’s 7th annual charity drill tournament. Nine drill teams from across Nassau County attended the …

North Shore youth rally for gun control

Members of the Long Island chapter of Students Against Gun Violence, which was formed in the aftermath of the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., to advocate for gun control, were joined …

Construction at Raynham Hall annex begins

Construction on the new Education Annex at Raynham Hall Museum, the former home of Culper Ring intelligence operative Robert Townsend, began on July 11. The annex will be right next to the museum’s …

Roosevelt miniatures in Oslo

It isn’t unusual for some tourists to take hundreds of photographs when traveling, especially if there are multiple destinations. But finding among them photos of six Gustav Vigeland miniature …

‘It’s been a fascinating career’

“It’s been a fascinating career — I feel very lucky to have lived it,” said Cliff Richner, co-owner of Richner Communications and the longtime publisher of Herald Community Newspapers, who retired last month after 36 years in a family-run company that has left an indelible mark on local community news on the South Shore.


Seeking Truth in the era of Donald J. Trump

Ever since the first newspapers began printing in Europe in the early 1600s, the relationship between the media and the powerful has been rocky. No one in memory, however, has strained that relationship more than the current occupant of the White House, Donald J. Trump.


Online sales tax would aid small businesses

Thanks to a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, states are now allowed to mandate the collection of state sales tax on items purchased online from out-of-state retailers. Passing such a measure in New York, with certain stipulations, would benefit small businesses of all types.

Christopher Capece

Multifamily housing is right for Long Island

Since the 1960s, there has been a raging debate about the proper place of multifamily housing on Long Island. Opponents warn of “Queens creep,” implying . . .

Randi Kreiss

Breathing hard, and moisturizing, in northern California

Not every weekly newspaper has a foreign correspondent, and we don’t, either. So, I bring to you, at my expense, a firsthand account of a summer in the wilds of northern California.

Alfonse D'Amato

Is the economic news too fit to print?

America’s premier newspaper, The New York Times, prides itself on its commitment to reporting “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” But it seems the good U.S. economic news today is . . .