Local At The Polls

This year’s presidential election has long since passed the point of mild absurdity and now sits squarely and dangerously in a state of utter...

Jones Beach: The Land Of No

In the summer, Jones Beach State Park is always a nice place to visit. As I walked along the boardwalk at Jones Beach near...

A Welcome Distraction

If we were waiting for something to take our minds off the spectacle of the presidential election and ongoing spree of terrorist attacks and...

How Much Is Enough?

One morning, when my daughter was 6 years old, I found her staring at her dresser sobbing. I couldn’t imagine what could be making...

If Horses Could Talk

In a recent issue of the Floral Park Dispatch, the editorial “Decadent and Depraved” served as a voice for horses, speaking out against racing...

Please Don’t Catch ‘Em All

Murder. Robbery. Trespassing. Pedophiles. Spying. Infidelity. Identity theft. The wildly successful Pokémon franchise has been around for more than 20 years but, in less...

Digging In For National Ice Cream Month

Ice cream is synonymous with summer, so it’s only natural that July would be National Ice Cream month. There are plenty of places to...

Disarm, Don’t Kill

  Last week, the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) announced 15 new use-of-force-guidelines, urging officers to use de-escalation techniques rather than physical force when confronting...