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Oceanside sanitation district hit with audit

Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 will be subjected to a county audit after what Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman called “a history of fiscal mismanagement.”

Molloy College hosts virtual gala

There was no sit-down dinner, no live entertainment and no opportunity for mingling or networking, yet Molloy College offered quality entertainment during its virtual annual gala last Saturday, raising three times more than anticipated for scholarship funding.

‘I was screaming for my life’

WWII vet and Lynbrook native turns near-death experience into short film

Lynbrook native Edward Field can still remember Feb. 3, 1945. He was flying in a B-17 bomber toward Nazi Germany when bullets streaked across the sky and struck one of its four engines, draining the …

Happy birthday, Oliver Miller of Atlantic Beach

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder, members of the 4th Precinct and Emergency Services Unit and Atlantic Beach Rescue and the Inwood, Lawrence-Cedarhurst and Long Beach fire departments took part in a parade on Nov. 29 that celebrated Atlantic Beach resident Oliver Miller’s 21st birthday.

Former Mepham High School wrestler films aspiring athletes for YouTube series

A former Wellington C. Mepham High School wrestler has returned to the mat — this time with different equipment. In September, Alexander Pekoff, of Bellmore, launched “THE …

Places of worship join forces to help the food insecure

The Silveri Center at St. Dominic’s Church was a hub of activity for a week earlier this month. The room was filled with cans of vegetables, soups, pasta, stuffing mix and Stop & Shop gift cards. Volunteers organized and bagged all the fixings needed for a Thanksgiving meal.

Keeping seniors engaged at Atria Glen Cove

Throughout the pandemic, staff at the Atria Glen Cove, an assisted living agency, have worked to ensure that residents remain connected, despite their isolation from their families and each other in order in an effort to protect themselves from Covid-19.

Helping the homeless amid the pandemic

For 22 years, Thanksgiving Day has marked the start of the North Shore Sheltering Program at First Presbyterian Church in Glen Cove, which welcomes local homeless men to stay the night and escape the cold.

Pat’s Dance Studio hosts outdoor recital

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pat’s Dance Studio in Baldwin was unable to host its annual recital, which usually takes place in the spring. But owner Melanie Vaughan was determined …

Town of Hempstead offers free drive-in movies

Beginning Friday, Dec. 4 and through the month the Town of Hempstead is providing free drive-in movies featuring holiday and winter classics for the whole family.

Town of Hempstead announces more Covid-19 rapid testing sites

As the rate of coronavirus infections continues to rise on Long Island and across the state, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board have implemented three major Covid-19 testing initiatives in an effort to combat the incoming second wave.


Celebrating our Hometown Heroes

In mid-May, as the coronavirus pandemic raged in New York, the Heralds undertook what became a monumental project to feature each week the front-line heroes . . .


Why returning to the Paris accord is good for L.I.

President-elect Joseph Biden recently committed to re-entering the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, which President Trump pulled the U.S. out of in June 2017.

Scott Brinton

Seeking comfort in a cult classic this pandemic year

In the interior of Washington state, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, there is a tiny city, population about 900, that I have long wanted to visit — Roslyn.

Randi Kreiss

We’re on Trump time for another seven weeks

Half of me never wants to write or speak the name Trump again. Half of me wants to finish the work I started nearly four years ago . . .


In praise of higher education

For over a century, American higher education has been viewed as a public good as well as a vehicle for personal growth. It has been a source of scientific and technological advances as well as . . .