Ninth Grader’s Winning Essay About Bullying

My name is Ryan Harvey and I am 14-years-old. I have a diagnosis of high-functioning autism. I also have a brother with severe autism....

Fun Is Enriching, Too

As my 16-year-old daughter placed the last few items into her backpack for her summer adventure, I caught a glimpse of something. What I saw...

Bats Are Beautiful

Did you know that bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour? That means every night they eat their body weight. Yet...

Congratulations Class of 2016!

Graduation season is in full swing and the students of the Class of 2016 are celebrating. The first graduation from nursery school is poignant....

Brace Yourself For Bar Mitzvah Season

As I head back to school with my youngest in ninth grade, I’d like to offer a heads up to the parents of seventh...

Leaving Long Island

It’s been said multiple times that Nassau County officials are not doing enough to keep young professionals from leaving Long Island. The ever-rising cost...

The Gathering Plume

A recently published report detailed a meeting that was held in Bethpage hosted by the Navy, in which state officials and others were in...

If Horses Could Talk

In the May 15 issue of the Levittown Tribune, the editorial “Decadent and Depraved” served as a voice for horses, speaking out against racing...

Turf Talk

There has been a recent issue at the Island Trees High School Turf field. They have implemented a rule that anyone who is not...

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...