A conduit to cleaner bays in Nassau County

The Rules Committee of the Nassau County Legislature recently approved a contract with a New York City engineering firm to review and inspect a 110-year-old, unused water pipe that runs under Sunrise Highway as a possible conduit for treated waste from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant (now called the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility) to the outfall pipe at the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant on the Wantagh-Seaford border.

The Changing Face of Long Island

This doctor’s dream took root in Haiti

By the time Mahalia Desruisseaux was 6 or 7 years old, she had already decided that she would be a doctor. The now 46-year-old recalls her frequent trips to the Haitian orphanage run by her father, where her mother was a teacher. She saw firsthand her parents’ desire to help those who are less fortunate, which they passed on to their daughter.

The Changing Face of Long Island

Despite prejudice, Roosevelt perseveres

In 1972, Sheldon Parrish was sitting in his eighth-grade social studies class at then-Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School when he heard a low hum coming from the hallway. As he listened closely, he could make out a crowd rushing to the classroom door, and they were singing a strange song, “I got the feelin’, I got the feelin’, I got the feeling there ain’t gonna be no sh– like that.”

Fashion Spotlight

Helping women dress for success

To celebrate its 40-year anniversary, and to help fellow women look their best selves in the workplace, the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women hosted a highly successful “40 and …

School News

A peek into Baldwin School District's digital future

Technological enhancements are the main point of emphasis for the Baldwin School District this year. Superintendent Dr. Shari L. Camhi is focused on putting together innovative programs that …

Herald Schools

BHS has a blast at Homecoming

Baldwin High School recently celebrated its Homecoming with a demonstration of Bruins pride, starting off with the Spirit Week themes of Flashback ’90s, Super Heroes, and Blue and Gold Day from October 5-8.

Richner Communications acquires Gold Coast Gazette

Richner Communications, Long Island’s largest publisher of community media, has acquired the assets of the Gold Coast Gazette, a weekly community newspaper covering the legendary Gold Coast communities on the North Shore of Long Island. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Editorial

Support small businesses by shopping locally

Once upon a time, holiday shopping was an experience. Folks carved out entire Saturdays or Sundays and headed to their local downtowns to browse through the retail shops. The experience was fun and quaint. You had lunch at the local diner. Then along came the malls.

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