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As Oyster Bay town supervisor, I’m thrilled to share an exciting new initiative in our community. My colleagues on the Town Board and I recently launched a new interactive webpage, Oyster Bay Today, designed to showcase the exceptional dining, unique shopping, recreation and leisure opportunities available right here in our own backyard. more
Over 100 Valley Stream South High School students went to school this year without being fully vaccinated with “one, some, or all” state-mandated immunizations. Those were the … more
On a sun-drenched morning last Friday at the Valley Stream elevated platform station, commuters calmly waited for their train to arrive tuning out the dull mechanic roar beneath their feet. On … more
Howell Road Elementary School sixth-grade students recently embarked on a fun-filled journey to Coleman Country Day Camp in Freeport for a day brimming with excitement and camaraderie. … more
The Valley Stream District 30 Board of Education meeting on May 20 was marked by significant achievements and celebratory moments. The evening began with a delightful performance by the Shaw Avenue … more
Two weeks ago, the Herald reported on the closing of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Unfortunately, due to deadlines, I didn’t have a chance to add my comments to the story. My family and I have … more
Last week, President Biden signed an executive order shutting off asylum requests and automatically denying migrants entry to the United States when the number of people encountered by American … more
In 2019, the Democratic majorities in the State Senate and Assembly passed the well-known Congestion Pricing Plan. At the time, every Long Island Senate Democrat voted in support of the proposal. The … more
In May, the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed an Antisemitism Awareness Act by a vote of 320-91. The bill would require the federal Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to use the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism when “investigating complaints of discrimination” against educational programs that receive federal financial assistance. more
Lately, though, it seems the fabric of our entire educational structure, from elementary school all they way up to our highest institutes of learning, is unraveling as a result of a dispiriting and dangerous rise in hate, bigotry and antisemitism, the likes of which we have never seen so widespread. more
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