Nassau executive signs order directing school districts to decide on mask mandate

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, who took office Monday, signed executive orders Thursday morning directing local boards of education to vote in January on whether their districts should …

Covid no hurdle for Barnum PTA president

Jennette Ackerman has long been drawn to creative endeavors. Growing up in Bellmore, she loved to draw and played cello from the time she was a child until she was 21. What she likes about the Barnum …

Clarke High School students aid animal rescue effort

Christmas came early for Last Hope Animal Rescue last month thanks to students from W.T. Clarke High School in Salisbury. Members of the high school’s Dog Rescue Club collected supplies for …

A leader with a ‘heart of gold’

Liz Fries is described by those who know her as a woman with a big heart. There are few who can say they are as involved in their communities as Fries. Joining the East Meadow Kiwanis Club …

Christmas spirit lights up LaSala house on Star Street

Maria and Tom LaSala have decorated their house, at 364 Star St. in East Meadow, for almost 30 years. The high school sweethearts and more than 50-year East Meadow residents love Christmas, they …

Salisbury tree lighting draws a merry crowd

Kelly Greff is a lifelong Salisbury resident, but until recently, she had never attended the neighborhood Christmas tree lighting on Carman Avenue, held this year on Dec. 10. Her son, Danny, 14, …

The holiday spirit is alive in E.M., with a big helping of giving back

Joe Gargiulo, 63, had long dreamed of decorating his house for the holidays in an over-the-top way, and for more than 30 years, he has made that dream come true. The Salisbury resident, whose home is …

Jerry Kremer

Governor Hochul’s timely arrival

As a former state official, I get many questions from readers, clients and friends about our political leaders. Lately, the most frequent one is, what do I think of Gov. Kathy Hochul?

Op-Ed

Rape victims need counseling. They also need justice.

Before I started working for the Heralds last year, a coworker raped me at a previous job.

Editorial

N.Y. reaps benefits of federal infrastructure bill

Speaking last Friday in Woodbury before the Long Island Association, Gov. Kathy Hochul devoted much of her speech, delivered with characteristically biting humor . . .

Randi Kreiss

Can your stove talk to you?

I really needed to get on the Smart HQ website to get my new G.E. Café Series kitchen appliances online. Oh, you didn’t know? You must have internet-friendly ovens and cooktops these days.

Randi Kreiss

How did you get through? In 50 words or less.

Tell me your story. If you’re reading this, you are living through a deadly pandemic that has killed more than five million people worldwide. So far. If you’re reading this . . .