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New York, along with the rest of the nation, is in the middle of a deadly opioid epidemic. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the average life expectancy of Americans continued a three-year decline driven by deaths from overdoses. The rate of overdose deaths involving opioids other than methadone increased by 45 percent from 2016 to 2017. more
It is difficult to fully comprehend the opioid epidemic’s effects across New York state. But without the brave service of our law enforcement officials, it’s likely that the impacts of opioid addiction and overdoses would be even more severe. more
I’ll be sheltering in place, thank you. I’m experiencing the uneasiness I used to feel when I walked out of my house, leaving my 13- and 11-year-old home by themselves. more
"There’s a man with a gun,” a voice blared on the loudspeaker at the Heralds’ Garden City office on Jan. 3. “Get out of the building.” more
Five decades ago, New York City had a charismatic mayor named John V. Lindsay. He had movie-star appeal, but made more than his share of mistakes, including . . . more
The operative word above is “think,” because no parent can ever know his or her child, especially during the firestorm known as adolescence. more
The new year begins in Washington as the old one ended, with an impasse on border security and immigration that has tied President Trump and Congress in a knot and . . . more
Editor’s note: The following was sent to the Lynbrook/East Rockaway Editor from Lynbrook Village Trustee Robert Boccio in response to a letter sent to the Herald in December. more
At least the federal government’s Santa tracker remained after a partial government shutdown last week, forced by President Trump’s stubborn insistence that Congress allocate $5 billion in funding for his wall to separate the United States and Mexico. more
We aren’t so much leaping into the New Year as we are fleeing the old one. more
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