Every Tuesday, the North Shore Assembly of God offers food from its pantry to residents that are food insecure. But on Nov. 17 the offering was for a Thanksgiving feast, which they have been for over five years.
To Locust Valley High School senior Roarke Creedon, what he puts in is what he will get out. From academics to athletics and his local volunteer work, Creedon works tirelessly to give back and set himself up for future success.
A decade’s worth of contention between local clammers from the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association and Frank M. Flower & Sons, a commercial shellfishing company, is escalating. NOBBA has accused Flower of suction dredging Oyster Bay Harbor along West Shore Road, and relocating the dredged material to other areas Flower leases off Centre Island. The Oyster Bay environmental group Friends of the Bay says it is worried, too.
Oyster Bay High School sophomore Jaiya Chetram, 15, spent many summer days advocating for change at rallies as the Black Lives Matter movement resurfaced amid the murder of George Floyd. Although the summer is over, Jaiya has not stopped advocating for change. He is working to raise awareness on issues regarding race in his school district, where he is a class president and takes on other responsibilities such as his involvement with the committee IDEA, which stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action.
The Silveri Center at St. Dominic’s Church was a hub of activity for a week earlier this month. The room was filled with cans of vegetables, soups, pasta, stuffing mix and Stop & Shop gift cards. Volunteers organized and bagged all the fixings needed for a Thanksgiving meal.
Several current and former Locust Valley High School students, as well as members of the community, addressed controversy surrounding the sale of Back the Blue masks by LVHS’s club of the same name during the district Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. Some speakers said the sale is tone deaf during a period of racial divide in the United States, while others said it is to show support of the police without any political agenda.
A federal court has issued a temporary restraining order against the Town of Oyster Bay’s new local meeting law, which allows for the arrest and filing of criminal charges against anyone who …
When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi held a news conference on Monday in Glen Cove, he said he was confident he would win his bid for re-election, but wasn’t ready to claim victory. Less than 24 hours …
At press time on Thursday, President-elect Joseph Biden had tallied over 77 million votes — more than any other presidential candidate in history — besting President Trump’s 72 million-plus votes, the second-most in history.
The sound of gunfire in a cemetery, followed by a bugler playing taps, means one thing — a veteran is being honored for perpetuity. On Long Island and in New York City, the ceremony is conducted by members of the 11th New York Regiment, which provides free military funeral honors. A veterans service organization, it has 32 members, including New York Guard veteran Alex Gallego, from East Norwich, and Glen Cove resident Richard Arias, a Navy veteran. They continue to serve their country, they say, by honoring fellow veterans and offering comfort to their grieving families.
"This Thanksgiving is a very special one for me. My health conditions were a little rough recently. I started dialysis and later found that I had a heart blockage that required triple bypass surgery. My kidney condition deteriorated to the point that I required a transplant. The transplant team determined that I could not be placed on the 5 year plus cadaver list. I needed to find a living donor. This is where gratitude comes in."
With Thanksgiving Day approaching, North Shore residents who are part of a non-profit or religious organizations are working to ensure that no neighbor will go without a Thanksgiving Day meal.
In a year when so much has gone awry — so many lives lost, businesses battered, jobs vanished — it strains the imagination to think what we might be thankful for, particularly as the nation enters its second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
We are pleased that Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is once again promoting small businesses ahead of the holiday season — which is vital this pandemic year.
The following is not a how-to for anyone else. It’s just my story. We all have to maneuver our way through the grinding deprivations of the coronavirus as best we can. We hadn’t seen the kids or grandkids for nine months . . .
Besides the sad deaths of a quarter-million Americans, the pandemic claimed another victim this month: the re-election of President Trump. Had the election been held in February . . .
The coronavirus pandemic has created a variety of hardships that have left families and children in distress. Social isolation. A mounting death toll. An estimated . . .