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Haunting memories of the tragic Hillel bus accident

Seven memorials made of metal symbolizing trees stand in an area of the bais medrash (study room) in the Lawrence building that houses the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway lower school.

Gordon raises $1.79 million in third quarter

In the second quarter of the year, Jackie Gordon boasted a substantial fundraising advantage over her opponent, Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino, in the race for Rep. Peter King’s Second Congressional District seat.

Experiencing the first virtual Relay for Life of Baldwin

The coronavirus pandemic wasn’t stopping a group of people set out to make a difference. The Relay for Life of Baldwin took place on Aug. 22, but this time, virtually. The Baldwin community …

Franklin Square Horror continues with a haunted display

Last year, Joe Allocco announced that he would no longer be creating his Franklin Square Horror House — where trick-or-treaters could make their way through a haunted house complete with actors …

Hunger walk maintains past years’ spirit

The corps that gathered at Eisenhower Park last Saturday for the 11th annual CROP Hunger Walk was smaller than in years past, but no less committed to raising funds for the local and international relief efforts that are its hallmark.

Village’s new ‘dynamic’ priest

Lourdes pastor shares excitement at joining Malverne community

When the Rev. James Stachacz was named Our Lady of Lourdes Church’s pastor in June, he was unsure of what to expect from his new parishioners. His predecessor, the Rev. Michael Duffy, told …

North Shore advocates work to get voters to show up on Election Day

As Election Day and the deadline to register to vote on Oct. 9 near, local political activists are urging people to cast their ballot.

East Meadow marching band is back to the beat

Members of the East Meadow High School Jets Marching Band safely assembled outdoors, with 12 feet of social distancing as per the New York State Department of Health, for the school’s annual …

'A once-in-a-lifetime coach'

Renowned tennis coach Daniel Burgess, of Freeport, died on Sept. 28. He was 67.  He was the husband of Agnes Ford-Burgess, a nurse at the Leo F. Giblyn Elementary School; the father of Shawn …

$1M grant aids Sunrise Association in Oceanside

Though the coronavirus has brought with it many challenges, the Sunrise Association has continued to provide joy to children with cancer, and with a $1 million grant recently secured, it will be able to carry on its mission in the future.

Elmont residents demand water tower repairs

On Sept. 21, a small crowd of Elmont residents led a new chant — “No paint, no peace!” — as they gathered in front of the Elmont water tower for a rally calling for repairs to …


Herd immunity, a recipe for further disaster

Consider the number 675,000 for a moment. That’s the number of people in the United States who died during the flu pandemic of 1918-19. Could the U.S. be headed for such widespread death again?


Say goodbye to ‘Lady’ on our sports pages

Late last month, we at the Herald were jolted when a senior at Kennedy High School, in Bellmore, called on school officials — and the local media — to stop referring to girls’ sports teams at Kennedy as the “Lady Cougars.”

Randi Kreiss

When real-life horrors outdo Halloween

Really, could you make up Donald Trump if he didn’t already exist? What book publisher in their right mind or movie producer hoping for a hit would create a character as unlikely . . .


We must protect Long Island’s schools

There is a storm brewing, and your child’s school is in its cross hairs. It’s not a hurricane or a tornado. It’s a fiscal tsunami, and it’s going to devastate the education system on Long Island unless Albany steps up and acts.

Alfonse D'Amato

Will Washington soon be unchecked and unbalanced?

Some who are opposed to Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination are blurring the line between confirming a justice to fill a vacancy and the so-called “packing” of the court. Using this nomination to justify court packing . . .