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Power outage shuts down section of Merrick Road business district in Merrick

The lights were still out Thursday morning at eateries, shops and supermarkets along Merrick Road in Merrick, from the Four Towns Fire Training Center to Babylon Turnpike. Best Market and Trader …

Tropical Storm Isaias causes widespread power outage in Rockville Centre

As Tropical Storm Isaias barreled across Long Island Tuesday, it hit Rockville Centre particularly hard, causing the entire village to lose power by late afternoon. With heavy winds and gusts up to 78 miles per hour, the storm downed trees and power lines throughout the area, from Hempstead Lake State Park to commercial and residential streets.

Tropical Storm Isaias roils the Five Towns

Updated Aug. 5 at 7:35 a.m. Tropical Storm Isaias struck the Five Towns Tuesday with high winds that have felled multiple trees across the South Shore communities.

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Tropical Storm Isaias rolls through Oceanside, Island Park

All of Long Island, including Oceanside and Island Park, has begun to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias as it makes its way up the East Coast.

Tropical Storm Isaias comes ashore in Freeport

***This story was updated at 6 p.m.*** All of Long Island, including the Village of Freeport, felt the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias as it made its way up the East Coast,  The storm was …

Heralds come up big in Press Club of Long Island contest 

The Press Club of Long Island released the results on Monday of the 2019 Media Awards Monday, and the Heralds won or placed in all 10 categories that the papers entered. Awards are judged by …

Lawrence native Michael Cohen is released from prison, again

Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein agreed that Lawrence native Michael Cohen’s claim that he was scooped up by federal officials on July 9 and returned to Otisville prison in upstate New York in retaliation for writing a book about President Donald Trump and ordered the former Trump lawyer once again to be released and placed in home confinement.

Editorial

Why the Herald will now capitalize Black

This week, the Herald Community Newspapers are making a seemingly small, but we believe critical, change to our Style Guide. Going forward, the Herald will use a capital B when writing about Black people.

Lawrence resident appointed to United States-Israel Educational Foundation board

Lifelong Five Towns resident Shalom Maidenbaum says he was inspired to get involved in Jewish causes and support Israel by his parents when he was young.

North Woodmere resident on 'The Bachelorette'

A North Woodmere resident will be one of 42 men to try and gain the love of bachelorette Clare Crawley in the upcoming 16th season of the ABC show “The Bachelorette.” Joe Park, 36, is …

Randi Kreiss

Unspoken conspiracy to sacrifice elders

Really, I am trying not to take this personally, but it seems clearer every day that our federal government is choosing to open the economy at the expense of older Americans. When I say “expense” I’m not talking dollars . . .

Editorial

We’ll say it again: It’s time to fix the SALT cap

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from Glen Cove, has campaigned relentlessly to eliminate the $10,000 cap on deductions of state and local taxes imposed by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Trump shepherded through Congress.

Editorial

Young people: Cut out the big gatherings

About a thousand people — most young people — gathered on the beach in Long Beach on July 18, in clear violation of the state’s current ban . . .

Scott Brinton

What a poet can teach us about death — and life

I was out for a drive in mid-April, rounding the corner from Beach Street to Merrick Road in Merrick, when Emily Dickinson’s words suddenly came to my mind . . .

Randi Kreiss

Breaking news: President discovers gravity

After months of denying that gravity exists, President Trump dropped a golf ball from the White House roof and declared that Isaac Newton was right.

Alfonse D'Amato

We need a can-do attitude to beat Covid-19

It seems like we’ve been living with the coronavirus pandemic in a slow-motion time warp. But it’s time we snap out of it and beat this plague with the attitude that has characterized Americans’ character when faced with other seemingly insurmountable crises.