BREAKING NEWS: Former deputy county exec, a one-time assemblyman, pleads not guilty to obstruction charges


Black History Month marked all year round in East Meadow

When discussing diversity in the classroom, East Meadow Superintendent Kenneth Card often shares a memory that has been imprinted in his mind since he was 6 years old and moved to New York after emigrating from Belize City, Belize.

Heralds seek 2018 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2018 summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long Beach …

Kolstein’s, a harmonious heritage

If you live in Baldwin, you’ve probably driven past the Kolstein & Sons shop, with its distinctive purple awning, many times, never realizing that it houses a number of string instruments that are …

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Lynbrook pharmacy owner arrested and charged with defrauding Medicaid out of millions

The owner of a Lynbrook pharmacy was arrested Thursday and charged with defrauding the state Medicaid program out of millions of dollars.

Politics

Dems, GOP pick contenders for McKevitt’s Assembly seat

County Republican and Democratic leaders picked their candidates who will vie for Tom Tom McKevitt’s 17th District Assembly Seat in the April special election. McKevitt left the Assembly after 12 years, to become a Nassau County Legislator.

Lynbrook police fundraiser aids longtime sergeant battling ALS

Longtime Lynbrook Police Sgt. Ronald Fleury was holding groceries as he got out of his car in the driveway of his Lindenhurst home in December 2016, and in an instant his life was irrevocably changed.

Flu outbreak overwhelms Long Beach

This year’s flu season has hit a record high in Long Beach and on Long Island, as doctors have reported seeing a spike in the number of patients being diagnosed with influenza. “The cases …

Council will decide on group home next Tuesday

The Glen Cove City Council has until Feb. 26 to respond to a proposal to turn the mansion at 1 St. Andrews Lane into a community residence for adult women with eating disorders. The deadline had been …

Editorial

Holding drug addicts after detox worth considering

Parents are among the most stalwart figures in Long Island’s fight to curb the opioid crisis. Too many have lost children to addiction. They join community coalitions and turn out for public …

Scott Brinton

Obama, Trump: reason versus chaos

Start saving. As in right now. Save all that you can. In my last column, “Buckle up, L.I., the GOP tax plan is headed our way” (Jan. 25-31), I promised to offer my suggestions this week on …

Randi Kreiss

Read it and weep: ‘1984’ by George Orwell

The day after Kellyanne Conway stepped up to the microphone and suggested that there were “alternate facts” regarding crowd size at President Trump’s inauguration, Penguin Books launched a 75,000-copy reprinting of “1984” . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Budget deal is a solid step forward

It’s easy to find fault with a major budget deal in Washington. The one just passed by Congress is no exception. Those on the right say . . .