Essay: Covid-19 Brings Mental Health Crisis for Children

2021 brings with it the hope and determination that the year ahead will be better than the last. However, as we pass the anniversary of the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the U.S., this year also brings uncertainty as we continue to navigate this time Read More …

Booking a Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment Is Like Hitting the Jackpot

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo seemed unhappy last week when, by dint of my age and a change in rules, I became eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. He wasn’t mad about me, personally, of course, but he did hammer the fact that the state was Read More …

Op-Ed: Protests Confront Deep-Seated Racism

The protests that have swept the nation in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis—one of so many killings of black people by police through the years—included demonstrations in many communities in Suffolk County, among them Huntington, Huntington Station, Commack, Brentwood, Port Read More …

Essay: Dry January 2020 – Can You Stop Drinking Alcohol for a Month?

A fair amount of my friends and colleagues are in recovery and don’t drink alcohol at all. Some of my friends are triathletes and drink only occasionally in order to maximize their training time. Other folks I know probably drink fairly regularly and upped their Read More …

9/11: Out of Tragedy, Lessons in Courage and Unity

It is hard to believe that 18 years have passed since September 11, 2001. It is equally difficult to imagine that a second generation of Americans are now growing up with only a historical perspective of that fateful day. They say that time heals all Read More …

Letter: End of a School Year Filled With Success, With More to Come

Dear Huntington Students, Staff and Community Members, The end of June is well known for its extended daylight and warmer weather, as well as final classroom lessons, end-of-year exams and a farewell to a group of exceptional soon-to-be graduates. As the 2018-2019 school year comes Read More …

Enviromensch: Dump the Plastic Utensils

Cauliflower steak Cauliflower steak from @thelittlebeet. I can’t believe I hated cauliflower as a child. Now, I can’t get enough of it, especially when it looks this good. Going vegan more than halves your carbon footprint. If you want to save the planet, start with Read More …

Letter: Elwood Orchard Developer Pushed Against Town Plan

BY RICHARD MURDOCCO The following comments were submitted on May 21 to the Town of Huntington regarding the future of a 56-acre parcel in  the Dix Hills/Elwood area that was once slated  for a large retail center. To Supervisor Chad Lupinacci and members of the Huntington Town Read More …

Essay: Cherishing Those First Moments With Your Child

By DR. MITCHELL KRAMER, MD  That moment when a child is born and placed on its mother’s chest for the first time – there really are no words to adequately describe it. While women who deliver vaginally typically get to experience this intimate connection, women Read More …