Hewlett-Woodmere teacher charged with sexual abuse Dylan T. Stolz teaches fourth grade at Ogden Elementary School

A fourth grade teacher at Ogden Elementary School in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District who was working at an upstate summer camp for boys was arrested on July 4, and charged with five counts of sexual abuse first-degree, state police said.

Working
A South Nassau trauma surgeon's daily routine is saving the lives of people on the brink of death

The following is Part One of an occasional series called “Working,” which will examine the lives of people on the job. It was inspired by Studs Terkel’s 1974 book, “Working: …

Oyster Bay Town supervisor: ‘No bridge, no tunnel, no way'

Facing mounting public opposition to a plan to build a tunnel across the Long Island Sound, the State Department of Transportation last week nixed the project before it ever got beyond the concept …

Water-rate relief bills to aid ratepayers in Sea Cliff, Glen Head die in Assembly

After passing the State Senate, bills that would have provided relief to Sea Cliff and Glen Head homeowners who have been hit with high water bills died recently in committee in the Assembly. The …

Comptroller: Nassau's in a state of fiscal crisis

Nassau County is in a state of a fiscal crisis, bordering on “fiscal emergency due to the previous eight years of mismanagement,” according to Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, who released an audit of the County’s annual financial status this week.

Another test, 58 years later

Close to 60 years ago, Baldwin High School students in the classes of 1960 to 1963 sat down to take a multi-day aptitude test known as Project Talent. For some, it was something they thought about …

Lynbrook, East Rockaway village officials may join lawsuit against Town of Hempstead over sales taxes

Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy filed a $2.5 million notice of claim on June 1 against the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County to win back what he calls a “fair share” of state sales-tax reimbursements for the village, but he has not yet received a response and is mulling legal action.

Companies bidding to create a Greis Park master plan for Lynbrook

Lynbrook Village officials are considering bids by engineering and architectural firms to develop a master plan to overhaul the 18-acre Greis Park, in the heart of the village.

An all-night ride in Seaford

Phil Kingsbury rode attempted to ride 400 miles over a 24-hour period in Seaford's Cedar Creek Park for the fifth straight year.

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No fines for late book returns? Baldwin library is looking into it

The Baldwin Public Library is looking into whether certain — or all — fines on items returned past their due dates should be eliminated, a step taken by other library systems across the country …

A planter’s paradise in Sea Cliff

The scorching heat last Saturday morning didn’t discourage visitors from attending the Bi-Annual Secret Garden Tour, sponsored by the Sea Cliff Beautification Committee. Since 1997, committee …

Retiring flags as a show of patriotism in Glen Head

As the sun rose over the Glen Head-Glenwood American Legion last Saturday morning, two smoke pillars cut across the sky. In the parking lot below, two steel drums burned brightly with orange flames, …

Editorial

Let's at least study gun violence

The mass shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on June 28 struck all of us at the Herald Community Newspapers hard. Five Gazette staff members are dead and two are wounded. These …

Randi Kreiss

On July Fourth, we were the Capital Gazette

The local community newspaper is a beautiful thing, the living, breathing spirit of democracy. It follows, therefore, that an assault on the press is a grievous attack on the freedoms we cherish.

Alfonse D'Amato

American security gets mixed signals

Immigration issues continue to be front and center in Washington, and for good reason. The Supreme Court decision affirming the ban on travel to the U.S. from a number of troubled foreign countries . . .

Jerry Kremer

Feeling the chill of similarity on a trip overseas

This was a difficult column to write, but it’s a true reflection of my past two weeks of travel in Europe. Many people at my stage of life . . .