Plandome board OKs moratorium on cellular ‘nodes’

Village of Plandome Mayor M. Lloyd Williams and Trustee Katie Saville are seen at Monday’s meeting. Photo by Amanda Copkov.

The Village of Plandome Board of Trustees voted Monday to impose a six-month moratorium on the installation of telecommunication facilities throughout the village. Continue reading “Plandome board OKs moratorium on cellular ‘nodes’”


Shi, Sassouni sworn in to Great Neck school board

Rebecca Sassouni (left) and Jeffrey Shi pose after Thursday’s Great Neck school board meeting. Photo by Amanda Copkov.

Janelle Clausen contributed reporting to this story.

The Great Neck school board swore in Jeffrey Shi and Rebecca Sassouni as its two newest members on Wednesday night after their victories in May’s contested election. Continue reading “Shi, Sassouni sworn in to Great Neck school board”

Williston Park plans to approve Verizon antenna plan

Verizon Wireless plans to install a new communications facility on the roof of this building on Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. Photo from Google Maps.

The Village of Williston Park Board of Trustees decided Monday to permit Verizon Wireless to construct a wireless communication facility and backup power generator in the village. Continue reading “Williston Park plans to approve Verizon antenna plan”

Bohemian Rhapsody

Out of the 335 days in the year that have passed so far, I have only been at my home on Long Island a calculated 27 days. Between studying abroad this past spring and living in New Paltz over the summer, this makes sense. But ultimately, this means that of all the days that have already gone by during 2016, I’ve only been home on Long Island a whopping 8 percent (yes, I really did the math).

Upon driving back for Thanksgiving break last Tuesday with my friend Jess, I felt a little anxious to finally be going home again after three months. I kind of forgot what it felt like. And aside from being happy to see my friends and family again and also being able to relax for the first time in awhile, I remembered my love-hate relationship with this strange island I call home. So I’ve compiled a list. Continue reading “Bohemian Rhapsody”