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 …

Lavine says Long Island housing is ‘balkanized’

Faith-based housing proposal faces backlash

A proposal to include a Faith-Based Housing Act in the New York state budget has sparked debate on Long Island, with concerns about its potential impact on local zoning laws and the ability of …

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 …

Candidate offers experience in education, new ideas

John Paul Kopacz, a 43-year-old educator and administrator with 17 years of experience, seeks a position on the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School Board, driven by a passion for enhancing educational opportunities. Kopacz's background in engineering and education equips him to address challenges effectively, emphasizing open communication and community participation to ensure all students thrive academically.

Family Night at the Races

Glen Cove Lodge #580 hosted races of six sturdy steeds at its Family Night at the Races in March at the Matinecock Historical Society in Oyster Bay, which drew residents from the hamlet, Glen Cove …

Former state assemblyman Mike LiPetri declares candidacy for New York's Third Congressional District

Mike LiPetri, an attorney and former Republican New York State Assemblyman, has officially announced his bid for the Republican primary in New York’s 3rd Congressional District. LiPetri, a …


Celebrating N.Y.’s investment in local journalism

Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state legislature delivered a beacon of hope for our communities by including in the state budget a groundbreaking initiative to support local news organizations in the form of a tax credit.


We must secure our borders, reform immigration now

The Senate's promising bipartisan border deal was dismissed as "disastrous."


Yes, we can — and must — work together

Bipartisanship works! Republicans and Democrats in Congress answered the call of history. We fought back against Putin, Iran, the terrorists, the scourge of fentanyl and, most important, Russia’s campaign of deceit and disinformation (and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene).


The state budget: lots of dollars, little sense

Nearly three weeks late, the $237 billion state budget presents a mix of positives and negatives. While it’s easy to find initiatives to support in such a large spending plan, inexplicably, there are areas where it falls short.