By Chris O’Neill A 21-year-old Huntington man, Cameron Rimmer-Hernandez, was shot dead last Monday in Huntington, in a brutal murder still being investigated by police. Rimmer-Hernandez was a 2018 graduate of Half Hollow Hills High School West, and was currently enrolled at Alfred University, where he played football for the Alfred University Saxons. He had played football under Coach Madden and the Colts of Half Hollow Hills West High School, where he helped his team claim t
By Rupert Deedes One of the final acts of Governor Andrew Cuomo was to declare "no New York State policy" on forced masking mandates - referring the question to the individual school districts. Now the Nassau and Suffolk County Executives have weighed-in: Suffolk's Steve Bellone (D-Babylon) has now ordered that all school districts in Suffolk force children to wear face masks in school. But Nassau's Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) disagreed, and has deferred the question to each sc
By Maureen Daly After the heavy rain storms of last week, Nassau County health officials issued an advisory against swimming or bathing at 14 north shore beaches. Among the beaches listed are three Locust Valley Lattingtown beaches; two Glen Cove beaches; four Bayville beaches; one Oyster Bay beach; and one Port Washington beach. The County advisory remains in effect through Tuesday, August 17th. Nassau County’s health department in an online bulletin stated, “advisory is iss
By Nolan Cleary The Annual Glen Cove Snapper Derby is expected to return on Saturday, August 21st. The Derby is an enjoyable fishing competition for kids in our community. The event was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Snapper Derby is sponsored by Glen Cove Anglers Club, and will be held at the Pryibil Beach Fishing Pier. "After being postponed last year due to COVID, it is great to see that the Snapper Derby is back," stated Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke. "
By Priya Persaud The annual “Oyster Festival” held every October for decades in downtown Oyster Bay, has been canceled again, due to concerns about the COVID virus, and the uncertain and restrictive responses of the New York State government. The Oyster Fest had grown from a local street fair attended by a few thousand to a mega-festival with over 200,000 attendees, in recent years. The 2021 Oyster Fest was scheduled to return on October 16 and 17 in Theodore Roosevelt Memori
by Maureen Daly A mob of 400 protesters - both opponents and supporters of an anti-civil rights bill filed by Legislator Joshua Lafazan (D-Syosset) - descended upon the Nassau Legislature Monday, for an eight-hour raucous meeting. Lafazan broke down in tears as speakers - including former elected officials - denounced him as a "hypocrite," a "fascist," a "cheap politician," and a "liar." The bill would give the police the status of a "protected class" which would allow them
By Chris O’Neill Yankees’ great Bernie Williams stopped by Glen Cove’s “Downtown Sounds”weekly concert this past Friday. “Downtown Sounds”, has been presented by Glen Cove’s Business Improvement District since 1997, at the Glen Cove Village Square Plaza. It is held every Friday through the end of August. One can always count on quality at ‘Downtown Sounds”and this past Friday was no different. On stage were the Lords of 52nd Street consisting of multi-instrumentalist Richie C
By Priya Persaud Last week, Huntington town officials, the Suffolk County police, and local parents hosted a press conference urging residents to drive safely and to reduce the growing epidemic of drunk driving incidents. Since the Covid pandemic and the surge in crime, more people are driving – and driving drunk. The press conference was led by Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, and he was joined by Councilmen Ed Smyth (R-Lloyd Harbor) and Gene Cook (I-Greenlawn). “Stay sober and be