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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 …

State exam schedule is set

Exam season has begun for students in the East Meadow School District, which prompted an update at the April 7 Board of Education meeting on when tests will be taken, and some details on the process.

E.M. American Legion in need of support

To finish the week off on a cold and rainy Friday evening, East Meadow’s veterans returned to a place on April 16 that for many is like a second home — the American Legion Post 1082 headquarters.

East Meadow’s Challenger League season has begun

A mask couldn’t hide the fact that Lee Cook, the director of the East Meadow Baseball Softball Association’s Challenger League, was in his glory, riding a golf cart from one baseball field to another last Sunday morning, the first day of the season.

East Meadow Daisies learn importance of ‘little acts of kindness’

East Meadow Daisy Sky Bruzgis, a Barnum Woods kindergartner, gave it everything she had as she dragged her green plastic wagon filled with bags of food into McVey Elementary School. She was dressed for the occasion, wearing, under her blue Girl Scout vest, a sequined shirt that sparkled.

East Meadow Chamber welcomes community ‘forward’ with paint night

The East Meadow Chamber of Commerce held its second in-person event since the pandemic on April 8 at Pinot’s Palette of East Meadow. It’s first in-person event was the Easter-egg hunt. The events serve as a welcome “forward” as the community inches towards a post-pandemic world.

Meaning of legalization of recreational marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders came to an agreement on March 28 to allow people over the age of 21 to possess, display, purchase, obtain or transport up to three ounces of cannabis and up to 24 grams of concentrated cannabis. New York is the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana.  The legislation comes almost two years after marijuana was decriminalized in New York.

Editorial

For goodness’ sake, get vaccinated

We’re steadily getting there — herd immunity, when a minimum of 60 to 70 percent of Americans will be vaccinated against Covid-19. As of press time this week . . .

Scott Brinton

The story that haunts me all these years later

I covered the Bellmore-JFK High School Homecoming parade in the fall of 2004. It was a sunny day, full of carefree teenagers. I could never have imagined then that that day would haunt me still.

Op-Ed

Maintaining a teacher’s freedom to teach

It was recently reported that a group of Rockville Centre parents accused a high school social studies teacher of criticizing police during class, and wanted her to be reprimanded. The district superintendent . . .

Randi Kreiss

Why are young girls mean to one another?

Time-travel with me. The year was 1957. We had just moved to Cedarhurst from Queens, and it was the first day of class at Number Three School on Broadway.

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 . . .