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Long Beach lifeguard Francis Nicpon was just 12 when Hurricane Sandy hit, but he still remembers the floodwaters rising to the third floor of his family’s home in the Canals, and how a raging fire … more
Apparently reacting to media reports in August that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos might allow schools to use federal education dollars to train and arm teachers, New York’s education … more
Students and staff at the Seaford School District were never at risk, after a threat went out Monday morning, according to at least two emails from school officials. more
A Long Beach firefighter rushed to Tennessee Avenue beach at around 2:30 p.m. on Friday after the Fire Department received an alert for an unresponsive man floating in the water, fire officials said. … more
Dr. Laura Seinfeld, the superintendent of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District, has been focused on improving school safety since 2015. As a result, the district has had security and safety … more
The State Education Department last week announced that it would pull back on plans to penalize schools in which high numbers of students boycott state standardized tests. The decision came after … more
The results of a recent poll launched by State Sen. Todd Kaminsky came as no surprise to commuters this week — the majority of Long Island Rail Road users in Long Beach and other areas are … more
Long Beach residents are banding together to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina after the Category 2 storm slammed into the East Coast last week. Florence struck … more
A number of Freeporters interviewed by the Herald last week expressed concern and skepticism over the possible return of school-zone speed cameras to Nassau County. County Executive Laura Curran … more
Over the past year, mass shootings have dominated discourse around the country — particularly the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High … more
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