Local families cook and connect in new show

Rice Krispie-coated chicken fingers and cereal-infused meatballs? It wasn’t just a kid-friendly meal that celebrity chef Jonathan Scinto whipped up for the first episode of his new show — it was …

Bellmore business owners give online outlets a run for their money

By Alyssa Seidman aseidman@liherald.com The advent of online shopping has allowed shoppers to take their skills to the internet, where scrolling, clicking and data input replace face-to-face …

A mouth full of miracles

If Marsha Lampert flashed you a smile, you wouldn’t second-guess the pearly whites lining her mouth. For her, though, each one is a miracle. “I never in my life thought I’d have teeth like …

Revived Fuji Seoul in Merrick offers ‘something new’

Fans of the first Fuji Seoul, a former Asian fusion restaurant in Merrick, can now revel in its revival. Replacing Kravings at 151 Merrick Ave. is the second coming of Fuji Seoul, a Korean/Japanese …

County approves ban on most flavored vape products

The Nassau County Legislature unanimously approved legislation on Nov. 25 to restrict the sale of most flavored vape products countywide. The law’s passage follows a recent uptick in vaping-related …

New York American Water to be sold to Liberty Utilities for $608M

American Water Works Co. announced in a release Wednesday that it would sell its New York operation to Liberty Utilities for $608 million cash. The deal follows years-long criticism from Nassau County ratepayers, lawmakers and watchdog groups that have questioned the private company’s rate structure, water service and infrastructure management.

Finding family through tennis

At Carefree Racquet Club, tennis is an international affair. Six of the top players who practice at the Merrick club recently captured a national title at the 2019 U.S. Tennis Association League National Championships, and only two are native to the Island. The others are from England, Venezuela, Ukraine and France.

Editorial

Signs of hope amid the opioid crisis

"We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.” So began Hunter S. Thompson’s 1972 drug-addled novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" . . .

Scott Brinton

The inherent right of trees to exist

It was around 8 a.m. on a Saturday, if I remember correctly. The chainsaw revved, then wailed, as it tore into the old oak tree in the far corner of my neighbor’s yard.

Randi Kreiss

This is us: just a typical Thanksgiving

The local raccoons enjoyed the last bits of turkey scraps as we wrapped up the Pilgrim candlesticks and the turkey cheese spreaders. You just can’t be too kitschy on Thanksgiving.

Op-Ed

The Newseum’s legacy will not die in darkness

Washington D.C.’s Newseum, founded to enhance the public’s understanding of the importance of a free press, will close on Dec. 31 after a years-long financial struggle. It was open for 11 years. The museum will be remembered for . . .

Jerry Kremer

Who will decide who wins in 2020?

Have you ever heard the words “tasseography” or “tassology”? In plain English, it’s the practice of reading the patterns of tea leaves, coffee grounds or wine sediments to tell the future. I have concluded that these substances are just as reliable as all the political polls . . .