Essay: Getting Ready for the Season of Love

Recent reports show that STI/STDs are on the rise across New York. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s a perfect time to tune up sexual health, because even though love and desire are celebrated in story and song, real life intimacy can be tricky Read More …

Frying Latkes in Oil Is One Small Way to Express Our Judaism

A small Chanukah party, I thought. With just a few people over, I’d cook up something yummy, the house would be clean, and all would be very, very manageable. And then my invitee asked the question. “Are you making latkes?” Her eyes lit up. “From Read More …

Let’s Share Our Space With Wildlife

 As the warmer weather takes hold, the Town of Huntington comes alive with events, activities, and visitors.  Residents take advantage of everything – our hopping downtowns, our beaches, and our parks.  All creatures big and small “flock” to town to take advantage of all it Read More …

Essay: Hochul Needs to Rethink Housing Plan

Assemblyman Keith P. Brown writes that Gov. Kathy Hockul’s proposal will take away the ability for local communities to make their own zoning decisions and give that power to a “super zoning board” in Albany. Read More …

Essay: It’s Always Shark Week in the Ocean

“People swim with sharks all the time, they just don’t know it,” Hans Walters, a shark expert at the New York Aquarium, told WCBS 880 news amid the recent series of sharks biting people in this area. I saw this quite clearly—and surprisingly—a number of Read More …

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 …