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The eight students and one teacher shuffled into the center of what was left of the dining room of a red-brick ranch home on a canal in Long Beach’s East End last Friday. more
Updated: 3:10 p.m. on Oct. 31. Dubbed a “superstorm” by weather forecasters, Hurricane Sandy pummeled Bellmore-Merrick with floodwaters that reached three to six feet in many parts of south Bellmore and south Merrick and destroyed homes and cars, while also bringing hurricane-force wind gusts that toppled trees, tore the siding off houses, and ripped apart fences and decks. more
Shakespeare said that “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Easy for him to say. Actually, everything was easy for him to say. more
Hi, Herald readers! Gather the kids around the computer to watch this heartwarming interview with Old St. Nick! more
Thank you, everyone, for your congratulatory calls and emails to me for this column taking first place in its category of “Best Column Writing” in the Suburban Newspapers of America contest for 2010. This week, I’m re-running one of my favorite columns that ran in March, 2009. more
Well, here I go again. Life is just not busy enough for me, what with writing, reporting, editing, teenagers, curfews, mortgage and such — but I am honing my thespian chops now in “On … more
The Herald Community Newspapers won two top awards, for Best Column Writing and Best Feature, in the 2010 Suburban Newspapers of America Editorial Contest, the SNA announced March 18. more
“Homecoming” usually conjures images of colorful parade floats and hard-fought football games, but for the students, faculty and staff of East Rockaway and Lawrence high schools, the term has a more basic meaning: the return to their respective school buildings after months of repair following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. more
Sometimes, words are not enough. Even though words are my business, there are so many others who said it better about the life and passing of their -- and my -- beloved Mayor Ed Sieban. So instead, I put together a montage of photos and short videos of the mayor "in action." I hope you like it. more
The above title was that of a letter to the editor appearing in the Sept. 21, 1897 edition of The Sun of New York, written by 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon. The question inspired the famous … more
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