Bryan Burton sworn in as new Police Chief

In front of his family, friends and fellow police officers, Bryan Burton was sworn in as the Village’s 16th Police Chief, replacing Chief Glenn Slack who retired this month. Before a standing-room-only crowd on Mon., Jan 14, Burton thanked his family, the Village Board and the members of the Am­ityville Village Police Department for their support. Then, noting that former […]

Amityville DECA garners multiple awards

Amityville Memorial High School’s chapter of the Distributive Clubs of America (DECA) had an impressive showing at the regional competition on Jan. 8 at Suffolk County Community College. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in business management and administration, finance, hospitality and marketing in high schools around the world. Senior Amelia Tisk took first place in the Principles of Hospitality […]

Legislator Donnelly honors veterans on Battle of the Bulge 75th Anniversary

Legislator Tom Donnelly recently attended a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge at the Long Island State Vet­erans Home in Stony Brook where he joined in honoring five veterans for their courageous par­ticipation in the historic event. Frank De Pergola, Philip Di Marco, James Ly­nam, Thomas Struminski and, posthumously, Charles J. Tsunis each received accolades […]

Best way to honor Dr. MLK Jr. is to continue his important work

How easy and comfortable it is today to honor and recognize the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Few would argue with the fact that he sought to redeem America’s soul, to remember the forgotten and to help the world understand that what we have in common as human be­ings far exceeds our differences. Our divides are bridged not […]


Writer: Kudos to Trump for cracking down on H-1B visa abuse


President Trump’s administration is delivering for Ameri­can workers. During his time as President, the number of H-1B guestworker visa denials are at a decade high. For years, employers have used the H-1B program to dis­place qualified Americans and import cheaper foreign labor. Tightening this program’s requirements could save millions of Americans from layoffs and lower wages. Congress created the H-1B […]

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) extends wrongful death deadline to July 31, 2021

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has ex­tended the wrongful death deadline to July 31, 2021 for all families who lost loved ones exposed to the 9/11 tox­ins – the 9/11 first responders and people who worked, lived, or went to school in lower Manhattan. As of Dec. 6, 2019, every claim currently on file is timely, and every future […]

Evelyn Adams, oldest member of Hollywood Baptist Church, at 101

Evelyn Adams, the oldest member of Hollywood Baptist Church in Amityville and one of the founding members with Mother Lewter of the Sisterhood, died October 25, 2019. She was 101. “She was a devoted mother and tough as nails,” said her son Ron. “She was the glue that held the family together.” Mrs. Adams was born June 27, 1918 in […]

Copiague’s Great Neck Road takes math skills to global level

Students in grades three through five at Great Neck Road Elementary School in the Copiague School District showed off their mathematical skills as they went head to head against schools from across the globe as they participated in World Math Game Day, sponsored by 99math.com on Dec. 11. Using their Chromebooks, the students had to accurately and quickly answer questions […]

Showing off Iroquois tradition at Deauville Gardens Elementary School

Fourth graders in Jennifer Spizuco, Katie Zecha and Karina Cranmer’s classes at Deauville Gardens East Ele­mentary School in the Copiague School District designed and built longhouses as an extra credit assignment after completing their English language arts module on the Iroquois. Students read and studied nonfic­tion texts to learn about what life was like for the Iroquois people during tra­ditional […]