Locust Valley Central School District budget passes; DellaFera and Vasiliou reelected

The Locust Valley Central School District's proposed budget for the 2024-25 school year passed Tuesday night, with 904 votes for and only 554 against. Proposition 2, which focused on capital reserve …

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

The Hive Market and Gallery celebrated its inaugural art exhibition on May 11 with a show titled “MAGALI: A Creative Journey Through Colors and Animals.” The show features the vibrant and …

John Paul Kopacz, Joseph F. Laurita Jr. at Oyster Bay’s Meet the Candidates

Sharing their qualifications, plans for board

Oyster Bay-East Norwich Board of Education candidates John Paul Kopacz and Joseph Laurita, Jr. shared their vision for the district and qualifications at Meet the Candidates held on May 1 in the …

A joyous celebration of everything trees

Planting Fields hosted an Arbor Day celebration on April 27 that offered a variety of activities including tree climbing. There was plenty to do for the children, including dancing to live music, …

George Vasiliou emphasizes infrastructure and student support

George Vasiliou, a trustee of the Locust Valley Central School District Board of Education, is running for reelection, citing his dedication to advancing the district's educational and operational …

Some residents oppose proposed project

Battery storage facility sparks controversy

The prospect of a massive battery storage unit looming over Glenwood Landing has sparked a heated debate among residents, town officials, and the proposing company, Jupiter Power. The proposed …

Joseph F. Laurita Jr. running for OBEN School Board

Adept negotiator would take his expertise to the OBEN board

Joseph F. Laurita Jr. has always served his community, first as a young emergency medical technician with the Williston Park Fire Department, and then, as a Brooklyn police officer. He would like to …


After 125 years, Nassau County still thrives

Celebrating 125 years, Nassau County, formed in 1898 from parts of Queens, has become New York’s fifth-largest county, known for its spacious homes, quiet neighborhoods, excellent schools, rich history, and vibrant community spirit.


Wishing for some of that World War II-era wisdom

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a forum on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, hosted by Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, which is directed by former U.S. Rep. Steve Israel.


The real work gets done in the middle

Our elected officials resist finding common ground, and prefer vilifying opponents instead of seeking compromise. Consequently, many New York voters have abandoned both parties, declaring a pox on the houses of both Democrats and Republicans.


The New York ERA will protect our rights

One hundred years have now passed since the original Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced on the federal level. On Nov. 5, we New Yorkers will decide whether to modernize our own state Constitution. Currently, that Constitution protects only against racial and religious discrimination. It does not prohibit discrimination against groups that have been historically targeted, including those with disabilities, LGBTQ people, women and immigrants. This measure lands on the ballot after legislation to push it forward passed both houses of the State Legislature in two successive terms.