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Herald offers $500K in grants for small businesses

Richner Communications Inc., publisher of Herald Community Newspapers and The Riverdale Press, this week announced a $500,000 grant program to support local businesses. Through the Herald Small Business Marketing Grant Program, each Long Island business is eligible to receive up to $15,000 of matching grant funds, which can be used for marketing services to promote the business’ products and services. The Herald Small Business Marketing Grant Program is being supported by

Comprehensive Audiology: ‘we’re still here for you’

Hearing loss could cause anxiety for a person at any time, but even more so during this time of physical isolation, said Dr. Esther Fogel. That’s why, although her Lynbrook practice, Comprehensive Audiology, is currently closed due to the coronavirus, she is still taking calls and emails to assist her patients however she can.

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …

Community helps Island Park woman throw surprise party for her husband — from a social distance

On St. Patrick’s Day, Dolores and Edward Hofman discovered how lucky they were to be surrounded by the kind of neighbors that they have. The community teamed up to help Dolores throw her husband a surprise party — from a safe social distance.

Sprouting positivity in the community

Flowers by Mike in Oceanside, East Rockaway donates arrangements to seniors, hospitals and strangers amid coronavirus

Though they had to close both of their stores for being “non-essential” businesses during the coronavirus epidemic, Flowers by Mike showed just how vital they are to the Oceanside and East Rockaway communities.

A message from Rabbi Uri Goren

This Passover will pass over

A Passover message from Rabbi Uri Goren of Temple Avodah in Oceanside.

A message from Pastor Alex Raabe

Celebrating Easter amid uncertain times

An Easter message from Pastor Alex Raabe of the Oceanside Lutheran Church.

Op-Ed

I’m proud of our LIRR workers

As another week has passed, and as we fight through this pandemic together, I continue to think about our Long Island Rail Road workforce, which continually rises to the challenge.