Photos: A hoppin’ good time in Island Park

The Island Park Village board welcomed residents to the annual Easter egg hunt at Masone Beach. The Easter Bunny made an appearance as parents and kids searched for Easter egg’s scattered …

Mount Sinai South Nassau names honorees for 40th annual golf outing

Mount Sinai South Nassau named Tom Von Essen and Jeffrey Greenfield as its honorees for the hospitals upcoming 40th annual golf outing on May 13. Greenfield, managing partner of the N.G.L. Group …

Hospital says goodbye to Eileen Mahler

Eileen Mahler retires after 45 years of nursing excellence and her legacy at Mount Sinai South Nassau inspires generations of caregivers

Oceanside High School alumni compete in national tennis tournament

Andy Funk, a 57-year-old Oceanside resident, made clear his unwavering passion for the game of tennis when he competed with his longtime friend and fellow Oceanside High School alumnus John Klee, 55, …

Oceanside's Halo club gaining traction in LGBTQ community

The Halo Nightclub in Oceanside is quickly becoming a scene for LGBTQ+ inclusivity. Co-owned by 31-year-old Long Beach resident Kyle Savage, the club has quickly become a hub for the LGBTQ community. …

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 …