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Speaking last Friday in Woodbury before the Long Island Association, Gov. Kathy Hochul devoted much of her speech, delivered with characteristically biting humor . . . more
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder convened a news conference on Jan. 13 to make a point: The state’s bail reform law, enacted in January 2020, needs further reform . . . more
In his first week on the job, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman addressed the coronavirus pandemic in a way that can best be described as premature, if not downright foolhardy. more
Bruce Blakeman’s first public act as Nassau County executive-elect, in the second week of December, was one of rebellion. more
A Merrick pain doctor, Michael Belfiore, 58, was sentenced on Dec. 16 to 23 years in prison after he was convicted of selling opioid prescriptions to patients . . . more
Last Friday, Gov. Kathy Hochul reaffirmed a state mandate requiring mask use in public spaces such as stores and restaurants more
Last Friday night and early Saturday morning, a series of powerful tornadoes ripped across Kentucky, one leaving a record-setting 227-mile-long swath of destruction. At last count, more than 70 people were confirmed dead . . . more
The Herald has editorialized a half-dozen times on Long Island’s desperate need to restore the federal income-tax deduction for state and local taxes . . . more
In recent months, we have seen a growing number of parents crowding school board meetings across Long Island, protesting the state mandate requiring students to mask up in schools. more
Each year, we encourage our readers to shop locally, in your community’s downtown, during the holidays. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, we’re doubling down on that advice. more
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