Town ceremoniously names street in honor of Sgt. Franco A. Pacheco


The intersection of Great Neck Road and Dixon Avenue in Copiague has been ceremoniously renamed Sgt. Franco A. Pacheco Way. Sgt. Pacheco was a highly decorated Marine. Pacheco proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps in Iraq. He was a Logistics Embarkation specialist and Motor Vehicle Operator. Franco was the current Commander of Copiague VFW Post 9482 […]

Amityville School Board to comply with state mandate and discontinue use of Warrior name

FREE But Board reserves right to fight state in court over the issue

At a special meeting of the Amityville Board of Education on June 23, the Board passed a resolu­tion committing the district to complying with the New York State directive to eliminate prohibited Indigenous names, mascots and logos by June 30, 2025. However, the Board reserved its right to seek legal redress with respect to the issue of whether the name […]

Amityville’s Stan Newman celebrates 35 years as Newsday’s crossword editor


Amityville resident and Rotarian Stan Newman has been Newsday’s Crossword Editor for 35 years, beginning in 1988. To commemorate the anniversary, Newsday reporter Joye Brown interviewed Stan during an hour-long Newsday Live Con­versation series, a program at which sev­eral Rotary Club members were his guests. Stan’s 10,000th Newsday crossword ap­peared in 2019 and it is estimated that his Newsday Crosswords’ […]

Amityville Little League Loves the Game… … and hot dogs

Enjoy the water, but be safe


With the summer officially under­way, Long Islanders are heading to the shore and the water, swimming and boating. These are wonderful days with the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reporting that nearly one third of the total U.S. population goes boating ev­ery year. According to the Captain Experi­ences, an organization that promotes the boating and fishing industry, the number of […]


PUBLIC COMMENTARY: Is the Titanic worth the risk?

Life is filled with risks. Perhaps you enjoy sky diving, climbing Mount Everest, or swimming with sharks? Each endeavor involves serious risks. Nothing would be accomplished on this planet with­out people willing to venture out into the unknown. Space exploration, medical and educational advances would be stymied without an innate spirit to try new things and to boldly go where […]

Calendar of Events

Meetings are subject to change without notice. Readers should check online or call to confirm if the meeting is being held and if in person or virtually. THURSDAY, July 6 • Amityville Rotary Club meeting, 8 a.m., Brownstones, 55 Merrick Road, Amityville. For information, go to rotary7255.org or call President Kevin Battcher at 516-804-5377. • Church Attic Thrift Shop: 10 […]

James G. Hyland, attorney, teacher and music enthusiast, at the age of 66paralegal

James G. Hyland, Amityville resident, attorney and bass player for a number of local bands died on May 23, 2023. He was 66 years old. Mr. Hyland was born on September 15, 1956 in Queens to James M. and Patricia (O’Hara) Hyland. He is a graduate of LIU Post (C.W. Post College) and Pace University Law School, receiving his J.D. […]

Pets, Pets, Pets

Fourth of July brings renewed appreciation for the Founding Fathers, particularly Washington and Jefferson. It appears Washington was more of a dog lover than Jefferson. Judge for yourself. George Washington, father of our country, is also father of the American Foxhound. The first mention of hounds in America appears in the journal of one of the explorer Desoto’s men. Additional […]