Celebrating garlic and shallots in Atlantic Beach

Under a perfect early evening summer sky, the Village Garden, a group of Atlantic Beach volunteers who tend the community garden in the village hosted their second annual garlic and shallot festival …

NICE aims to ease rider travel anxiety

Nassau Inter-County Express bus service unveiled what it’s described as a more individualized service for riders with questions, concerns or even anxieties regarding the public bus …

Cedarhurst's Mark Getman hits the ice in summer showcase

More than 30 years after Mark Getman was on the ice in front of a crowd to figure skate, the nearly 50-year-old Cedarhurst resident took part in the Summer Celebration Exhibition hosted by the Skating Club of New York at The Rinx in Hauppauge last month.

Woodmere's Elliot Steinmetz honored with Coach of the Year Award

Woodmere resident Elliot Steinmetz, the men’s varsity basketball coach at Yeshiva University, will be the inaugural recipient of the Jewish Sports Heritage Association’s

Summer fun at the Five Towns Community Center camp

Walking briskly through the Five Towns Community building, camp director Sasha Young led a Herald reporter to and fro the individual rooms and then outside where more than 100 campers were taking part in activities from rehearsing for the Aug. 4 camp talent show to playing the children’s game redlight-greenlight.

Five Towners to battle overdevelopment at Aug. 16 meeting

Five Towners will meet at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club on Aug. 16 to make local elected officials aware of their opposition to major developments — such as proposed projects at the …

Five Towns Civic Association still opposed to Woodmere club development

With the possibility that there could be an agreement among the Town of Hempstead, the villages of Lawrence and Woodsburgh and the owners of the Woodmere Club to build 80 homes on the property, the …

Body recovered in Broad Channel identified as Far Rockaway resident Berman Gutierrez

The body of a person found floating in Broad Channel near Lawrence at 5:40 p.m. on Aug. 9, was identified as Far Rockaway resident Berman Gutierrez, Nassau County police said.

Atlantic Beach, Chabad federal case continues

The legal wrangling between Atlantic Beach village and the Chabad of the Beaches will continue, as both parties will send briefings to the judge after the Aug. 3 federal court hearing. Justice Joanna …


It’s time to go to the precinct and vote . . . again?

With school board elections and the June primary for the Assembly, it seems we’re making more trips to our polling precinct than we might make to the gym.


If I were a shark, I’d sue Steven Spielberg for defamation

Probably no depiction of sharks has so demonized these creatures as the movie “Jaws,” directed by Steven Spielberg . . .


Even Peter Benchley knew that ‘Jaws’ got it wrong

With all the media hype about sharks these days, our thoughts went to the late Peter Benchley, who wrote many books during his life, but who will be best remembered for . . .

Randi Kreiss

This summer’s recommended reads, none too long

Most of us learned to read a long time ago, but many of us are learning to read all over again through the fog of Covid.

Jerry Kremer

The country’s chief executive has the most thankless job

The late President Harry Truman had a sign on his desk whose words have haunted every president who has followed him.