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The Roosevelt School set to open soon at LIU in Brookville

As Americans ponder the quality of the nation’s civic discourse, the nature of its presidency and the future of its political experiment, Long Island University Post and Tweed Roosevelt, a great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, are joining forces to upgrade the university’s curriculum in international relations, diplomacy, leadership and public policy.

Town of Oyster Bay takes stand against anti-Semitism

The Town of Oyster Bay Board voted unanimously on Feb. 9 to align the town’s definition of anti-Semitism with that of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. Town spokesman Brian …

Bayville renews two companies’ water contracts

In the Village of Bayville, 30 miles of underground water main, 4 to 16 inches in diameter, carries water to residents’ homes. At the village board meeting on Feb. 22, trustees and Mayor Bob De Natale approved contracts with two companies to ensure that water is monitored and analyzed more efficiently, and that leaks are detected quickly.

Wonderful Wedding Cakes honored: Best of Long Island

Dawn Pologruto said she was desperate. Her 3 year old son was allergic to raw eggs and his birthday was approaching. How could she order a cake and not allow the birthday boy to have a taste? Wandering into Locust Valley’s Wonderful Wedding Cakes, she asked co-owner Kristan Newman if she could help.

Islip man arrested for swastika graffiti on Centre Island

According to the Nassau County Police Department, Town of Oyster Bay Constables discovered a large blue swastika spray-painted on a Centre Island Road stop sign. Ivan Martinez, 19, of Islip, was seen on surveillance footage and was apprehended on Feb. 9 after an investigation. He has been charged with first-degree aggravated harassment, fourth-degree criminal mischief and making graffiti.

A promise to make Bayville ice rink skateable

A group of roughly 30 Bayville residents gathered outside Village Hall last Saturday to hear Mayor Bob De Natale’s plans for a beloved ice rink. Once a popular recreational site, it has not been maintained for years, and the 100-foot wooded trail leading to it is overgrown and blocked by fallen trees.

Gaughran seeking state regulation of LIPA

State Sen. Jim Gaughran, a Democrat from Northport whose district includes Sea Cliff, Glen Head and Glenwood Landing, introduced legislation in the Senate on Jan. 26 to restore oversight control of …


A year later, lessons learned from the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic reached Long Island a year ago next week, at first bringing a handful of cases before it dug in and exploded, wreaking havoc.

Randi Kreiss

A governor bruised by a pandemic mistake

I admired Gov. Mario Cuomo so much that I actually bought an old CD of his speeches some years ago, and I actually listened to them. So I am educated in the successes and rhetorical and political skills of the Cuomo boys.


We need more women elected leaders

It’s been over 27 years since Colin Ferguson stepped onto a Long Island Rail Road train in Mineola and started indiscriminately firing a 9mm pistol at passengers. The attack propelled Carolyn McCarthy to run for Congress.


So now that you’re vaccinated . . .

I applaud the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent guidance update recommending that people who are fully vaccinated not be confined to quarantine after exposure to a case of Covid-19.


How do you know I’m from Lawn Guyland?

I was in Ryann’s Wines in East Meadow around the holidays, standing at the checkout, when a fellow customer, a man in his 70s, called out to a 20-something employee from across the store.

Inside LI webinar focuses on estate planning

The coronavirus pandemic has, like never before, demonstrated to families that they must prepare now, not later, for any eventuality. Herald Inside LI recently held a webinar, “2021 Estate and …