Gaughran details his plans for 2020

State Sen. James Gaughran, who represents District 5, has many plans for the new year. Although Gaughran, a Democrat from Huntington, chairs the Senate Committee on Local Government, he remains …

Events are good for business

Deborah Orgel-Gordon has one of the most recognizable names on the North Shore. The Glen Head resident served on the board of the Gold Coast Business Association for six years, part of that time …

A challenge for self improvement to the max  

When Glen Cove High School student Alessandra Sicuranza, 18, won The Max Challenge’s 10-week Summer Challenge last year, she felt a great sense of accomplishment. The Max Challenge in Glen Cove …

A new year, and a new Oyster Bay town government

Hundreds of people crowded Massapequa High School  on Jan. 6 for the swearing-in of the Town of Oyster Bay’s newest government officials. Councilwomen Vicki Walsh and Laura Maier, Town …

Improving Tappen Beach's water quality

The Town of Oyster Bay has received a $2.3 million grant from New York state’s Water Quality Improvement Program, town officials announced on Jan. 2. The funding will be used to complete a …

Locust Valley parents discuss the future superintendent

Although the audience never exceeded 10 people, those who did attend the Locust Valley School District’s parent forum on Jan. 6 had plenty to say. They were invited by School Leadership LLC, a …

Shooting to benefit Crohn’s Disease research

Harrison Gillman has never been one to seek attention. Although he is not shy about talking about his battle with Crohn’s Disease, he doesn’t enjoy the spotlight. That’s why it was …

Editorial

Transforming the Hub will take political leadership

"What does the future of the suburbs look like?” That was the question pondered by Rebecca D’Eloia, RXR Realty’s vice president for development and the project manager overseeing transformation of the Nassau County Hub, last Friday afternoon.

Randi Kreiss

Don’t let political chaos ruin your holiday

In these days before Christmas and the first days of Hanukkah, the last moments of 2019, the eve of a new year, I’ve been struggling to feel the joy.

Scott Brinton

The inherent right of trees to exist

It was around 8 a.m. on a Saturday, if I remember correctly. The chainsaw revved, then wailed, as it tore into the old oak tree in the far corner of my neighbor’s yard.

Alfonse D'Amato

Criminals’ early release threatens public safety

Our leaders need to think very carefully about the implications of recent moves to release both convicted criminals and those charged with crimes from prison. In the rush to advance sentencing and bail reforms . . .