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Attorney from Locust Valley advocates for 9/11 survivors during the pandemic

Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, a Manhattan law firm that represents thousands of people who were in Lower Manhattan in the eight months following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, has been addressing Covid-19’s impact on the community of 9/11 survivors throughout the pandemic.

All Officer Shea ever wanted to do was help

Lt. Michael P. Shea never had the “cop special” for lunch — a cheeseburger and fries — said retired Nassau County police officer John Guilfoyle. Shea went for a run instead. …

Locust Valley Central School District prepared for the first day of school

The Locust Valley Central School District opened its doors today for students and while things may look a bit different, students will be provided with the same exemplary education that the community …

Nassau County minority legislators focus on county map

The Democrats in the Nassau County Legislature are asking for changes in how the county’s legislative map is drawn. They may be a little early, since redistricting will not be considered until …

Survey finds not all teachers want to return to school

A Locust Valley School Employees Association survey found that 78 percent of the district’s teachers are concerned about returning to school. The survey, in which 178 teachers participated, was taken a few days before Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Aug. 7 announced that schools could reopen in the fall, the union’s president, Gabby Harrington said. Weeks later, the educators are still worried.

Senators grill utilities over Isaias response

Members of the State Senate joined the Public Service Commission, Long Island Power Authority and PSEG Long Island officials in a 13-hour virtual hearing on Aug. 20 to discuss what many said was the …

Roy Gier, ex-chief of Oyster Bay Fire Department dies at 55

The Oyster Bay Fire Department was Roy E. Gier’s second home. Once a member of the department’s Teddy’s Boys Drill Team, he competed against other fire departments, and the team won year after year. For Gier, it was all about honoring his beloved OBFD, where he was part of a brotherhood that family and friends say he treasured. His fellow firefighters said he would do anything for the department and the community as well.


Staying safe as we celebrate the High Holy Days

The Jewish High Holy Days are an important time for many of our residents, an opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed and plan for the year ahead. One critical word during this most vital part of the year . . .

Randi Kreiss

Irony abounds in the time of Trump

We are living in a Greek tragedy, rich in ironic twists. Donald Trump, who ran for office on the promise of “draining the swamp,” has created an administration populated by swamp critters . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Some inconvenient facts about energy and the environment

One of the great U.S. success stories in recent times has been the country’s move to energy independence. Because we now produce more than enough domestic energy to power our homes and businesses . . .