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Oyster Bay’s LaFavorita, where one can find everything Italian

There is no need to fly to Italy to enjoy what the country is known for — the food. LaFavorita Fine Foods Market Place in Oyster Bay has everything one might need to cook or eat a premade delicious Italian meal. The offerings, and there are so many, are made from ingredients imported from the country fondly referred to as “Bel Paese.” Among the large variety of cheeses, homemade ravioli and stuffed shells, shoppers will find DiMartino pasta, burrata, soppressata, rallini and gelato, made from apples and chocolate imported from Italy.

Is it safe to go to the dentist during Covid?

When the coronavirus peaked last March, the American Dental Association instructed dentists to postpone all but urgent and emergency procedures from March 16 until April 30. The directive was an attempt to slow the spread of the virus, keep dental patients out of hospital emergency rooms and conserve personal protective equipment. Many dental offices in New York reopened on June 1, but changes were made to offices to protect patients, doctors and staff.

Culinary school and art studio think creatively

Before the pandemic, culinary school What’s Cooking?, in Oyster Bay, often hosted six to eight parties a weekend. Sounds of laughter would fill the room, as would the aroma of sweet or savory dishes. And no one would be nervous about a virus called Covid-19.

North Shore residents try to fathom what happened at the Capitol on Wednesday

The Capitol was breached by insurrectionists Wednesday afternoon during a debate over certification of Electoral College results at approximately 3:45 p.m. Members of Congress were instructed to …

Nassau Congress members react to Capitol violence

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, of Glen Cove, was in the House of Representatives chamber when the Capitol was breached Wednesday afternoon. A debate over certification of Electoral College results in the presidential race was just getting under way, sometime between 3 and 4 p.m.. Then, abruptly, members of Congress were instructed to retrieve the gas masks from under their chairs.

Timothy Charon — 2020 Person of the Year

Timothy Charon is a consummate volunteer who truly cares. We believe that he is the perfect choice for Herald Guardian 2020 Person of the Year. 

She focuses on giving rather than receiving

Marielle Vasquez, 6, of Oyster Bay, a first-grader at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School and a parishioner at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Oyster Bay, brings joy to her family every day. This Christmas, Marielle will be bringing joy to other families in the community as well.


President Biden has his work cut out for him

We will need years, if not decades, to unravel and repair the damage that President Trump has done to the nation with his politics and policies.


Let the healing begin

On March 4, 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln stood on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol to take the oath of office and deliver his first inaugural address. Seven southern states had already . . .

Jerry Kremer

What we do right now will echo in history

America is in a state of shock in the wake of the assault on the U.S. Capitol, a second impeachment of President Trump and months of denial of the validity of November’s election. We have a new president . . .

Randi Kreiss

Fear hovered over Biden inauguration week

As I write this, after the mob attack on the Capitol and before this week’s Presidential Inauguration, like many of you, I don’t know what to believe.


New leaders are the suburbs’ best shot at health equity

Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, will bring much-needed change in our country. President-elect Joe Biden has made controlling the coronavirus pandemic a priority, and for the first time, the incoming administration . . .

Herald Inside Long Island hosts applying to college amid pandemic webinar

  For the purpose of reducing Long Islanders' stress about applying to college during the pandemic, Herald Inside LI held a webinar sponsored by Molloy College, on November 19, which was …