Groups in Glen Head, Merrick urge takeover of NYAW

Ratepayers from New York American Water’s Sea Cliff, Lynbrook and Merrick districts attended a public forum in Merrick on Sept. 6, hosted by Long Island Clean Air Water and Soil and North Shore …

Storm ‘symbolic’ of 9/11 families’ devotion

Dozens of people gathered on Sept. 6 in a canvas tent on Tobay Beach for a memorial ceremony to honor those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Torrential …

Sea Cliff's Still Partners announces lively lineup for fall

Still Partners owner Dan Roth admits he’s fully enjoying the last few days of summer. But he would be lying, he said, if he wasn’t ready for fall, blue jeans, flannels, and a crowded bar …

EPA scientist: Additional tests needed at Crescent Beach

The preliminary results of a DNA study of possible sources of the contamination that has kept Crescent Beach closed to swimmers for almost 10 years may not have been as conclusive as was previously reported...

Oyster Bay country starlet staking her claim in Nashville

When 20-year-old Kiera Stella, of Oyster Bay, began learning how to play the guitar in fourth grade, she would sing to the wall in her basement, she said. Fast-forward 10 years later, she is now the …

NYAW deal involves $1M for Sea Cliff district

As part of a complex deal now pending approval in State Supreme Court, New York American Water is offering to sell the Village of Sea Cliff its pumping station, at 325 Prospect Ave., with the sale …

Dirty hands encouraged at Glenwood Tinkergarten

The pure joy that spreads across the face of a child who has been given the freedom to “get dirty” is unlike any other. Eyes wide, he or she sprints to the nearest puddle of mud. Both hands dip …

Editorial

Helicopter parenting isn’t so bad after all

Over a quarter-century ago, under President George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Department of Education published an untitled, 49-page booklet that offered advice to parents about how to help their children in school.

Scott Brinton

Walt Whitman, I celebrate thee!

My stomach was churning furiously. The Press Club of Long Island’s first-ever poetry reading on Aug. 23 was to begin in a half-hour at the Huntington Station birthplace of the unparalleled poet and journalist Walt Whitman. Would anyone show? I wondered.

Randi Kreiss

Why Melania Trump wrote the Times op-ed

The only real surprise is that all Melania Trump did was write an anonymous op-ed piece for The New York Times calling her husband impulsive, reckless, petty and amoral. What remarkable self-discipline she has demonstrated . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

On trade and immigration, time to make a deal

The U.S. economy is humming along at a brisk pace, fueled by last year’s tax cuts, business growth and strong consumer confidence. Unemployment overall is the lowest in decades . . .

HERALD NEIGHBORS

Ramey rocks Still Partners in Sea Cliff

The fall music lineup is in full swing at Still Partners in Sea Cliff. On Aug. 14, music lovers of all ages gathered in the gastropub to hear the tunes of local artist Troy Ramey, a former contestant …

Sikh-ing cultural exchange in Glen Cove

When a truck bound for the 14th annual Sikh Festival in Glen Cove, carrying food and other supplies, stopped at a checkpoint in South Carolina, the drivers were asked to give a number of evacuees …

Seidman Says

The joy of Jewish weddings

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of experiencing a proper Jewish wedding. Growing up Roman Catholic, you don’t get to attend many of those. My mother’s decision to marry outside of the faith …