Kiwanettes of Oceanside to honor Joe Cibellis on April 11

The Kiwanettes of Oceanside are set to honor local heroes who have impacted the community. The organization will host an awards dinner at Lambrou’s Catering Hall, in Island Park, on April 11, and …

Island Park village trustees look ahead after uncontested election

Island Park Village Trustee Barbara Volpe-Ried was re-elected as Island Park Village trustee, and Michael Gagliardi was elected to the seat that will be vacated by trustee Irene Naudus in the village …

Hewlett man charged with attempted assault in Island Park

An altercation between two men in Island Park results in the arrest of a 23-year-old Hewlett man, Danny Susi, for alleged assault with a knife.

Island Park library and school district locked in tax dispute

Residents have found themselves caught in the crossfire of a financial dispute between the Island Park Public Library and the Island Park School District. The disagreement revolves around a tax …

Mount Sinai South Nassau says goodbye to Eileen Mahler

Mount Sinai South Nassau recently bid a fond farewell to longtime Oceanside resident Eileen Mahler, who recently retired after a 45-year career dedicated to nursing. The retirement celebration …

Paul Engel provides support and healing with group therapy

Oceanside resident and clinical social worker Paul Engel will be facilitating an eight-week-long group therapy session called “Healing from Emotional Anger and Relational Trauma”. The sessions …


There’s no such thing as too many debate

The political debate. It’s a chance to see and hear from those who wish to represent us in government. But for the candidates seeking office, only they can truly appreciate the stress and pressure that comes with it.


God knows where my story will lead

While I truly appreciated every moment of my 28 years in Congress, I’ve found that a real benefit of being retired is that I have more time to think about where I’ve been and how I got there. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still keeping myself busy in a number of areas, including writing for the Heralds. But there’s no longer the constant rush to be somewhere or get something done.


Hochul wins a round on the Albany battlefield

In this world, when you are presented with an opportunity to advance in some field, you often only get one chance. But when it comes to politics and you’re the governor of New York, you get four chances to succeed at the job. Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul got her second chance to present her blueprint for the future, and she succeeded in winning over many of the state’s skeptics.


Why can’t we be told the truth about congestion pricing?

Some politicians give out “candy.” Some give out “medicine.” That’s the nature of politics. But what’s unacceptable is giving people medicine and telling them …