Meet the ‘Latina millennial’ heading the Office of Hispanic Affairs

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month by choosing a new executive director for the county’s Office of Hispanic Affairs. On Sept. 17, Amy Flores, of South Bellmore, was appointed to the position.

RVC residents treated to random acts of kindness

Positive things were happening in Rockville Centre last week, and dozens of people experienced the good vibes firsthand through random acts of kindness.

BHS alumnus receives gold plaque for single

Baldwin High School alumnus Yaw Sintim-Misa, known by his stage name Blackway, received a gold plaque on Sept. 27 when his song “What’s Up Danger,” featured in the 2018 Oscar-winning film …

Holding back the water

The construction of a pumping station in Cedarhurst to reduce flooding could get under way as early as next May, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Where to vote (early) in Nassau County

Election Day is a little less than four weeks away, but thanks to a series of reforms passed by the State Legislature in January, Nassau County residents can vote during a nine-day period before Nov. …

L.B. celebrates 30 years of Irish pride

The 30th annual Saint Brendan the Navigator Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival made its return to the West End on Oct. 5, and thousands turned out to celebrate the annual festivities. The …

Covert Elementary community rallies around cancer survivor

Heather Dee, of South Hempstead, was cancer-free for 10 years. Then, in June, the mother of two received the news: Her breast cancer had returned.

‘Sopranos’ star Vincent Pastore set to launch new tomato sauce at A&S in Merrick

Fans of “The Sopranos” will soon have another way to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. In addition to “The Many Saints of Newark,” a “Sopranos” prequel set for release next September, audiences can soon cook up their favorite Italian dishes using a special new sauce courtesy of one of the show’s stars.

Editorial

Keep expanding Nassau County’s bike trails

In June 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo christened a 3.6-mile, $3.8 million extension of the Wantagh Parkway bike trail, leading east along the Ocean Parkway. That September, the Herald called on Cuomo to extend the Ocean Parkway bike trail into Suffolk County.

Op-Ed

Americans are underserved, not overtaxed

In November 2017, President Trump proclaimed that Americans “are the most heavily taxed people in the world.” As an applause line it was an instant winner, and the president has continued to use it ever since, to thunderous ovations.

Randi Kreiss

Journalists digging in and not letting go aren’t the enemy

My grandkids are learning about Woodward and Bernstein in their history classes.

Alfonse D'Amato

On energy, New York’s head is in the sand

Climate change skeptics are often urged by climate change believers to “follow the science” when it comes to whether our climate is changing. That’s a fair proposition, but . . .