On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress - representatives from Great Britain's North American colonies - meeting in Philadelphia, voted for Independence of the 13 colonies and the creation of a new nation - the United States of America. Two days later, on July 4, 1776, the Congress approved and signed the Declaration of Independence For ten years, since the British imposed new taxes on the American colonies - the Sugar & Currency Acts of 1764, and the Stamp Act of 1
By Chris ONeill On June 11, the New York State Assembly (149-0) and Senate (63-0) passed legislation to create the North Shore Water Authority and the South Nassau Water Authority. These public municipal authorities will take over water provision services for over 5,000 customers in Oyster Bay and 114,000 in Hempstead who - up until now - were serviced by New York American Water, a private water company with a controversial 130 year history. Ratepayers in Glen Head, Brookvill
By Nolan Cleary A Huntington High School student was recently named the winner of the 2021 Kurt Schaefer Memorial Scholarship. Yolani Cabrera took home the top title, as announced by the school district. "Reading a success story is always an inspiring experience, and few can match Yolani Cabrera's," said the spokesman for Huntington High School. "She began kindergarten not knowing a word of English, but since then, the Huntington High School senior has worked incredibly hard
By Niall Fitzgerald Raynham Hall Museum will be re-opening to the public with an inaugural event on Independence Day, July 4th, with free admission and a free concert by the Oyster Bay Music Festival, a classical music festival featuring highly talented and prize-winning young artists. The Museum's re-opening and inauguration of its new Education Center will kick-off with a concert titled "Music that Celebrates" followed by an open-house with tours of the newly "re-imagined"
By Chris O’Neill Congressman Tom Suozzi’s (D-Glen Cove) hopes to jumpstart a $105 billion plan to build a high-speed Amtrak rail network across Long Island and a tunnel under Long Island Sound have met with quick opposition from activists in politics, academia and the media. The proposed rail project would cut the travel time between New York and Boston by more than two hours, and would include a tunnel under Long Island Sound from Ronkonkoma to New Haven, Connecticut. Even L
The Capitol Hill riot on January 6th was an ugly affair. Thousands of Trump supporters stormed police barricades; dozens got into scuffles with the police; scaled the Capitol walls; and smashed windows to get in the building. Dozens of police officers were injured. And Congress was forced to recess for five hours to clear the building.
Thankfully no one was killed, except for 34-year-old Ashley Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, who was shot and killed by police. The riot wa
by Maureen Daly
Syosset voters killed a scheme, developed by Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (D-Syosset) and his allies on the Syosset School Board, to purchase and develop 35 acres of the pristine 270 acre Stillwell Woods Preserve into a sports mega-complex with a concert arena. The referendum revealed the backroom land deals that politicians often broker and conceal from the public, and has prompted demands for Lafazan to resign.
Last month, Syosset school vot
by Chris O'Neill Nassau County and local Republican elected officials are fighting back against the “Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act” (MRTA) that was signed on March 31st by NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-Westchester) that allows the public sale and smoking of marijuana in New York. Critics have raised the alarm - saying "the law will increase danger on the roads and be harmful to children - not only affected by the example of others in public spaces but by empowering corpora
by Nolan Cleary A 74 year-old Glen Head man, Lawrence Grammer, was found guilty of the brutal 2018 murder of a co-worker at an auto repair shop in Glen Head. Grammer was convicted of the murder by a Nassau County jury last week. According to police, Grammer called 911 and stated "I just killed a guy..." The murder happened on August 3, 2018 at the D&R Auto Body Services body shop / Citgo gas station, at 131 Glen Head Road in Glen Head. Grammer had worked at the shop for 15 ye
by Chris O'Neill Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) has joined with 23 other Democratic House members (including Garden City’s Kathleen Rice) in urging creation of the North Atlantic Rail Corporation (NARC) which would receive federal funds to design, build, and oversee a high-speed rail project across the Northeast, including a rail tunnel under Long Island Sound. The proposed project, which would replace replace most of the current Northeast Corridor, would include a tunn