Legislator Lafazan keeps his seat after ballot count

Josh Lafazan, 27, who began his career in the Nassau County Legislature when he was 23, the body’s youngest member ever, has unofficially won his bid for a third term. After absentee ballots …

O.B. People’s Pantry helps the food insecure in Haiti

When Donna Galgano, her sister, Val Monroy, and Gina Kang began the People’s Pantry in November 2019 they never imagined it would take off as it has. Galgano, of Oyster Bay, decided to open …

YOLO event supports medically fragile children

Ruth Elizabeth Davis, now 5, was a premature baby, weighing one pound, 12 ounces at birth. As a result, she suffers from a cardio pulmonary condition requiring her to wear oxygen. Among her …

Blakeman wins county executive's seat after absentee count

Town of Hempstead Councilman Bruce Blakeman, a Republican, retained his Election Night lead over Democratic Nassau County Executive Laura Curran after all absentee ballots were counted on Nov. 15, finishing with a 2,150-vote lead.

Can clams and oysters make a comeback in Oyster Bay?

People engaged in shellfishing in Oyster Bay Harbor, commercially or otherwise, respect the opinions of Friends of the Bay, which advocates for the bay’s protection. But the nonprofit …

Hot stuff at Nassau fire camp

Khadeejah Memon is 14. Five feet tall and weighing 107 pounds, the East Norwich resident said she has her heart set on becoming a New York City firefighter. She joined the East Norwich Fire …


Slavery on L.I.: We should talk about it in school

I recently joined five Long Island high school students for a visit to the Joseph Lloyd Manor in Lloyd Harbor, the 18th-century site where many enslaved people of African descent lived.


This Thanksgiving, give what you can

This Thanksgiving is shaping up to be one of the most difficult in a long time for many Long Island families who were adversely affected by the economic calamity brought on by the pandemic.

Jerry Kremer

Political mischief while you’re sleeping

To the relief of many in the political world, the 2021 elections are behind us. Whether your candidate won or lost . . .

Randi Kreiss

Sticks and stones — words can never harm me

You cannot burn a book in 2021. You can burn the paper and the ink and the cardboard, but in our world of e-books, you cannot ever kill the words and ideas that an author created.