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Nassau County legislators stump for 878 buildout

Two Nassau County legislators who wrote an op-ed in the Herald last month, proposing that a bypass be built to reduce traffic on the Nassau Expressway, stumped for their solution at a July 15 news conference in front of the Five Towns Shopping Center, where Rockaway Boulevard, in Queens, meets Rockaway Turnpike, in Nassau County.

Five Towns faces off against substance abuse

Prompted by the relaxing of New York state’s marijuana laws and cultural concern over the alcohol consumption at synagogue kiddushes and the example it sets for young people, Madraigos, a Woodmere-based nonprofit that focuses on youth counseling, and Achiever, a community resource center in Lawrence, combined to hold a program at Congregation Beth Sholom, also in Lawrence.

Lawrence village bans smoking in public places

Residents and visitors to Lawrence village who smoke, and that includes vaping and the newly legalized marijuana smoking, could be up to $250 poorer if found inhaling cigarettes, cigars, vape pipes and pot as the trustees unanimously approved a prohibition of smoking in designated public places across the village at the July 15 meeting.


Harry Kassel, Five Towns businessman, 100

In his 100 years, Hewlett Harbor resident Harry Kassel was a successful businessman, creating the nation’s largest kosher beef wholesale operation in the 1960s and lending a helping hand to what has become Mount Sinai Nassau Hospital in Oceanside.

Five Towners on Adelphi dean’s list

Adelphi University in Garden City unveiled its spring semester dean’s list and it includes 28 Five Towns residents. Adelphi’s deans of arts and sciences, education and health science, business, nursing and public health, social work and psychology recognize superior academic work every semester.

The Herald Honors Women at Premier Business Women of Long Island Awards

Wednesday, July 15, 2021 was a banner day for Long Island’s women of business. The Herald Premier Business Women of Long Island Awards, originally planned for 2020 and delayed over a year due …

St. John's Episcopal Hospital nets roughly $140,000 from golf outing

Nearly $140,000 was raised through St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s 24th annual invitational golf tournament held at the Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor on June 28.


It’s time to address safety on the Southern State

For many years, the Southern State Parkway has been known as one of the most dangerous thoroughfares in Nassau County . . .


Climate change is here — and it’s uglier than we thought

The New York Times published a number of articles on July 10 on the impact of climate change on our lives today. Collectively, they were frightening . . .

New piping on Washington Avenue in Cedarhurst

From now through mid-August, Washington Avenue, between Pearsall Avenue and West Broadway in Cedarhurst, will first have more than 2,500 feet of aging water main pipes replaced by New York American Water, along with 70 service lines and five fire hydrants.


What are you waiting for? Get vaccinated.

An alarm bell sounded last weekend: The number of New Yorkers recently diagnosed with Covid-19 surged past 1,000 on Saturday for the first time since May.

Randi Kreiss

Humble pie is back on the White House menu

We’re in the midst of a global reset in the wake of a pandemic that has humbled us all, reminding us how quickly a microscopic virus can send us hurtling off the rails.


Racial disparities persist in L.I.’s birth dearth

After my June 17-23 column, “The census is a wealth of enlightening information,” was published, I got to talking with my friend Carly Hurdle about how fertility rates are affected by race . . .