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Herald Community Newspapers seek 2021 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2021 summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long Beach …

North Shore residents respond to Chauvin verdict

Last year, Americans experienced an array of emotions — sadness, outrage and horror, as they watched footage of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneel on George Floyd’s …

Making Earth Day meds-disposal day in Bayville

When Richard Walka’s mother-in-law died 15 years ago, he had an unexpected dilemma on his hands: what to do with four shopping bags filled with her prescription and over-the-counter medications, and no safe way to get rid of them without potentially harming the environment. After that experience, Walka, the chairman of the Bayville Environmental Conservation Commission, looked for years for a solution to the problem.

New town law will limit pot dispensaries

Legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 31 allows adults to use and purchase marijuana legally in New York, which joins 15 other states and Washington, D.C., in legalizing cannabis. But …

Legendary Oyster Bay High School football coach Leonard D’Errico dies

Longtime East Norwich resident Leonard W. D’Errico, 91, a former Oyster Bay High School football coach and phys. ed. teacher, died on March 29 in the Briny Breezes retirement community in …

Island Harvest’s new building bigger, closer

Island Harvest Food Bank, the largest hunger relief organization on Long island, purchased an industrial property in Melville in March for $8.1 million. The building, which is 43,560 square feet on …

Town of Oyster Bay encourages outdoor dining, waives fees

The Town of Oyster Bay will waive permit fees this year, as it did in 2020, to assist restaurants during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ordinarily the hamlet’s eateries would be required to meet …


The heartache of gun violence continues

A 49-year-old father of seven and grandfather of one, Ray Wishropp, was killed April 20 by a lone gunman in the manager’s office of the West Hempstead Stop & Shop over what Nassau County police say was an employee dispute.


Give DACA recipients our full rights

For 19 years I have called the United States my home, my safe place and a country that I dearly love. Yet it continues to deny me recognition as one of its own as a result of my immigration status.

Randi Kreiss

College of hard knocks: the pandemic of 2020-21

Did we graduate yet? This was the college we neither applied to nor wanted to attend. This was the education we could have lived without.

Jerry Kremer

Say goodbye to those old party gangs

Once upon a time, partisan politics was a simple business. There were two major parties, and they both had simple strategies for staying in power. The voters were attracted to either . . .

Jerry Kremer

Some of us are killing our friends without bullets

We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .

Herald Inside LI hosts Health + Wealth webinar

In an effort to connect Long Islanders with health and wealth advocates, Herald Inside LI held a free webinar called the 50+ Health+Wealth Virtual Event on March 25.   Sponsored by …