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Thanksgiving is only a week away, and the December holidays are fast approaching. We’re supposed to be making plans to shop in our local downtowns or at the malls, but because of the coronavirus pandemic . . . more
With the Covid-19 infection rate creeping up above 3 percent in parts of New York state, including Long Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week issued two executive orders. The first . . . more
We offer sincere congratulations to former Vice President Joe Biden for winning the presidency last week . . . more
New York state held its first early vote in 2019, and voter participation shot up nearly 45 percent statewide compared with 2015. This year, an astonishing total of at least 2.2 million New Yorkers cast early ballots . . . more
No doubt, understanding the coronavirus takes work. We hear a seemingly endless stream of arcane reports emanating from an alphabet soup of acronym-laden government agencies . . . more
Consider the number 675,000 for a moment. That’s the number of people in the United States who died during the flu pandemic of 1918-19. Could the U.S. be headed for such widespread death again? more
Late last month, we at the Herald were jolted when a senior at Kennedy High School, in Bellmore, called on school officials — and the local media — to stop referring to girls’ sports teams at Kennedy as the “Lady Cougars.” more
There is perhaps no disease that strikes greater fear in the hearts of women than breast cancer. It is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, behind lung cancer, and . . . more
Let us begin by wishing President Trump and those around him well. He, First Lady Melania Trump and several top federal officials and campaign workers were diagnosed last week with the coronavirus. more
We have to wonder what President Trump has against giving people more time to fill out the U.S. census, particularly given that it must be tallied amid the global coronavirus pandemic . . . more
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