O'Side Chamber of Commerce delays cocktail party

Because of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce has postponed its annual cocktail reception from Jan. 27 to March 10, and will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Kombert Catering at Temple Avodah in Oceanside.

Battle over Sunrise variances under way

Hempstead Town Hall was the site of a three-hour battle last Wednesday over variances sought for a proposed three-story Sunrise Senior Living facility at Atlantic and Terrell avenues in Oceanside. Attorneys and zoning experts from both sides made their cases to the Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals for an hour and a half each. The BZA did not reach a decision that night.

Oceanside holds off Freeport

It was a night of celebration for the Oceanside girls’ basketball team last Friday, as the Sailors beat Freeport, 49-43, and sophomore guard Brianna Amenta was awarded a plaque to commemorate …

News 12 meteorologist video chats with School #2 third graders

Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and Space & Science Journalist Meredith Garofalo of News 12 met with third-grade students at School #2 last Thursday to talk about how meteorologists formulate their weather forecasts. The students are currently studying water and weather in science, learning about the tools used to measure weather, different types of clouds, and severe weather phenomena. Third-grade teacher Kaitlyn Vidafar arranged the video conference through a mutual contact, with all third-grade classes participating.

OHS student-athletes commit to colleges

Oceanside High School held its first college signing ceremony of the year on January 13. Six students who play soccer and lacrosse signed letters from colleges accepting the officers of admission along with the opportunity to continue in their respective sports.


Rape victims need counseling. They also need justice.

Before I started working for the Heralds last year, a coworker raped me at a previous job.

Jerry Kremer

Governor Hochul’s timely arrival

As a former state official, I get many questions from readers, clients and friends about our political leaders. Lately, the most frequent one is, what do I think of Gov. Kathy Hochul?

Randi Kreiss

Greatest hits from this month’s read-a-thon

Every book ever written is about the pandemic — at least that’s what I’m discovering after trying to escape the here and now through fiction.


N.Y. reaps benefits of federal infrastructure bill

Speaking last Friday in Woodbury before the Long Island Association, Gov. Kathy Hochul devoted much of her speech, delivered with characteristically biting humor . . .