After Winter Inactivity, Take These Steps to Avoid Injuries

Dr. Adam Bitterman, chair of orthopedic surgery at Huntington Hospital, warns us to take care when returning to physical activities after spending the winter on the couch. Read More …

Essay: ‘On a Fast Track to Climate Disaster’

“The jury has reached a verdict. And it is damning,” declared UN Secretary-General António Guterres after the recent issuance at the UN of the third Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. The report “is a litany of broken climate promises. It is a file of shame, Read More …

Essay: Yom Hashoah Reminds Us of the Cost of Hate

On this Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I think of the family that I never met, my grandparents Charlotte and Jacob. and my two aunts Annette and Marie. We say we must remember on this day, but I cannot. With them vanished the potential for Read More …

Essay: Centerport Plan Signifies Need for Better Management of Natural Resources

John Probert is a resident of Huntington with a background in environmental science who has previously worked at the Department of the Interior and the World Wildlife Fund. Read More …

Essay: Project HOPE’s COVID story of Mana in our Desert

Project HOPE always was and always will be a movement guided by the Holy Spirit. It began some 18 years ago because a group of teenaged volunteers heard a presentation about the hungry in our Huntington Station community and decided to do something about it. Read More …

Op-Ed: School Bus Drivers Speak Out

“Huntington Coach is not the villain here. They sacrificed one district to save many jobs. Imagine all the other districts like Syosset or Cold Spring Harbor giving the contract to another company because Coach could not fill the routes? It’s an unfair tug of war and the district that pays more wins.” Read More …

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 …