The NRA has a long and surprising history

Part seven in a series. With roughly 5 million members, the National Rifle Association is the largest gun-rights advocacy group in the U.S. Over the past 40 years, it has gained a reputation as a …

Single stream recycling to begin in Bayville

Starting Nov. 1, a Single Stream Recycling program will take effect in the Village of Bayville. Under the new program, residents will no longer have to separate, flatten or tie up their recyclables. …

Following Roosevelt’s belief in conservation

There wasn’t a hootenanny, a square dance or a pig roast at the Planting Fields on Sept. 22, but most people were dressed appropriately for any of those events. They were there for the North Shore …

Pupils’ mental health is top of mind at Locust Valley schools

With the new school year under way — following one that stirred discussions about school safety and mental health in the wake of a school shooting in Parkland Fla. — the Guardian checked in with …

Improvements in school security at Oyster Bay-East Norwich schools

Dr. Laura Seinfeld, the superintendent of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District, has been focused on improving school safety since 2015. As a result, the district has had security and safety …

Scott Brinton

Nellie Bly: She came, she wrote, she conquered

Newspaper writer Erasmus Wilson was, no doubt, an über-male chauvinist. In an 1885 Pittsburgh Dispatch column, he joked that American families should kill their baby girls, as was common in China then.


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.


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.

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 . . .