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Heralds take home top honors in press contest

The Herald Community Newspapers took home 26 honors in the annual New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, which attracted more than 2,400 of entries from 151 newspapers across …

Long Beach to spend $33 million on flood relief

Hazel Webb, a 65-year-old City of Long Beach maintenance worker, describes herself as a calm person. When it comes to water — flooding in particular — she becomes quite animated, …

Long Beach Police Department plan calls for more community engagement

Long Beach’s new police commissioner made clear when he took office in February that changes would be coming to the city Police Department, and this week he released a pilot plan that calls for …

State study: Public water is feasible

According to a recent study ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the municipalization of New York American Water’s Long Island infrastructure is not only feasible, but also in residents’ best interests.

As spring returns, locals walk in Hendrickson park

It’s been a difficult year. For much of it, many people have been stuck inside awaiting the end of the coronavirus pandemic, which to date has killed more than a half-million people in the …

Herald Community Newspapers seek 2021 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2021 summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long Beach …

Billions still available in loan program

There is lots of money left in the Paycheck Protection Program, and small businesses, independent contractors and sole proprietors remain eligible for a portion of the program’s $128 billion. Those who work as consultants can also apply for what is left of the original $380 billion.

Hopes for a virus-free future

As of Monday, nearly 242,000 people in Nassau County had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to New York state figures. Free from the threat of dying of Covid-19, some in Valley …

OHS senior has science research published a second time

Oceanside High School senior Miranda Leibstein notched a rare feat when she had her research into cows’ diets published for a second time. Leibstein translated her love of riding and caring for horses over to another barnyard animal as part of her work with the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Editorial

High-speed rail for L.I. deserves public support

With the Biden administration pushing a $2 trillion national infrastructure plan, what once seemed like a fantasy — high-speed rail for the Northeast — is slowly, steadily becoming a distinct possibility . . .

Editorial

Should municipalities opt out on marijuana?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, once an ardent detractor of any measure to legalize recreational marijuana, last week signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act . . .

Randi Kreiss

Oldies but goodies have the right stuff

I married an older man, and this week he’s turning 75. When we met, I was 14 and he was 15.

Op-Ed

New York has legalized marijuana. What now?

Now that state lawmakers in Albany have legalized recreational marijuana, it’s time to ensure that public safety, public health and quality-of-life concerns are addressed as part of the rollout process.

Jerry Kremer

Some of us are killing our friends without bullets

We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .

Herald Inside LI hosts Health + Wealth webinar

In an effort to connect Long Islanders with health and wealth advocates, Herald Inside LI held a free webinar called the 50+ Health+Wealth Virtual Event on March 25.   Sponsored by …

Herald Inside LI hosts virus and vaccine webinar

A little over a week ago, the pandemic hit its global year anniversary, and on March 19, Nassau County reached 400 thousand residents who have received at least one dose of either the …

Herald Inside LI hosts College webinar on upcoming fall semester

As a result of the pandemic, colleges everywhere have had no choice but to make social and academic changes to their school settings. Students, faculty and staff have adapted to our new …

Herald Inside LI to host webinar on family businesses

Many Long Islanders are grappling with questions about how they can best start or maintain a business. Many wonder how a family business differs from other businesses and what it takes to bring …