Honoring the Harlem Hellfighters in Glen Cove

Oyster Bay native Debra Willett, 59, has loved history since she was a student at Oyster Bay High School. Members of her family have always been history buffs, too, she said. Willett’s roots on …

Taking down Teddy Roosevelt's tree

In an arboreal footnote to history on a cold, misty Monday morning at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, workers removed the trunk of a 125-year-old copper beech tree that had been planted by …

Bayville Road — safety vs. 24 seconds?

According to Lattingtown Mayor Robert Fagiola, reconfiguring Bayville Road from four lanes to two would only add an additional 24 seconds for those wishing to leave or enter Bayville. And it would …

Centennial mural, pride of the village

The temperature was 37 degrees in Bayville last Saturday, but a mural depicting a day at one of the village’s beaches made the chill tolerable. A large group of residents gathered in Bayville …

A new place for furry friends to frolic officially opens

Tails were wagging and paws were sprinting as representatives from the Town of Oyster Bay cut the ribbon on a new dog park at Centre Island Beach in Bayville on Oct. 16. Roughly 30 dogs and their …

Could be a tight race for Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor

Two Republicans are vying to lead the Town of Oyster Bay and each is certain that they would be the most effective. Supervisor Joseph Saladino, a former state assemblyman, who was appointed in …


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.


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 . . .