East Meadow resident, World War II veteran turns 99

Walk into a local Walmart, name a product and Stanley Shubin can tell you exactly how many steps in which direction you’ll take to find it. The East Meadow resident, who will turn 99 on Aug. …

East Meadow soccer star plays in inaugural Allstate All-American Cup

Stephanie Sparkowski was one of 40 high school girls from across the country to compete in the inaugural Allstate All-American Cup on July 21 in Orlando, Fla.The rising senior and goalkeeper on the …

Midshipmen sail into Freeport

Standing on his toes on the Woodcleft Canal esplanade, 6-year-old Owen Minihan pointed to the five 65-foot-tall, 44-foot-long sailboats — the Daring, the Warrior, the Brave, the Invincible and the Fearless — headed in his direction on Aug. 8.

Herald Neighbors

Canoe racers vie for first place medals

The Great Canoe Races are one of the oldest Freeport traditions that welcome residents and visitors from the tri-state area to compete for first place medals.

ESD approves Belmont project

The Empire State Development board today approved the state’s Environmental Quality Review Act and Urban Development Corporation Act findings, bringing the Belmont arena project one step closer to …

A push for wind power in Island Park

Local officials are calling for the E.F. Barrett Generation Station in Island Park to be repurposed for clean wind energy.

Valley Streamers react to state ban on arming teachers

By Nicole Alcindor nalcindor@liherald.com Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation banning the arming of teachers in New York classrooms on July 21. The law was co-sponsored by State Sen. Todd …

Local scout Venture Crew 577 takes a trip to Iceland

The Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 577, of North Bellmore, traveled to Iceland July 2-8, where members explored the Gjabakkahellir Cave in Thingvellir National Park, hiked up Sòlheimajökull …

Editorial

Tone down the rhetoric — and pass tougher gun laws

In the wake of the country’s three most recent mass shootings, one of which has been classified as a hate crime, a conversation about white supremacy has entered the national narrative.

Op-Ed

It’s time to embrace ‘micromobility’ on Long Island

For all the promise Long Island has, we’re still held back by decaying infrastructure and congested roadways. If we want to usher in a brighter future, we have to embrace new mobility options . . .

Op-Ed

1969: watershed in a decade of change

By now, nearly every publication has written about the iconic moments in the summer of 1969 when humankind seemed to take a collective breath and move forward . . .

Randi Kreiss

Aunt Ada’s notes from Paris, August 1945

I never knew why my husband’s Aunt Ada went into the Army during World War II, but my hunch is that the family thought it might tame her wild ways.