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State to study NYAW takeover

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Feb. 3 that the state Department of Public Service will look into the feasibility of municipalizing New York American Water, the privately owned utility whose service and …

North Shore proposes three potential 2021-22 school budgets

Superintendent Dr. Peter Giarrizzo unveiled the first draft of the North Shore School District’s proposed 2021-22 budget at a Board of Education meeting on Feb. 4. This year’s …

Joe Johnson, Glen Cover and Tuskegee Airman, dies at 95

William Joe Johnson has a special place in the annals of Glen Cove: He will go down in American history as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of Black fighter pilots who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. Formed in 1941, the regiment was the first of its kind, because Black men had never been permitted to fly military planes.

New emergency response center opens in Theodore Roosevelt Park

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino joined New York State Assemblyman Michael Montesano and Public Safety Commissioner Justin McCaffrey on Jan. 19 to unveil a new emergency operations center …

Suozzi pushes for repeal of SALT cap

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi has been fighting relentlessly to restore the full federal income tax deduction for state and local taxes, capped at $10,000 by former President Trump in his 2017 tax reform package. The SALT cap, which includes property taxes, has hit Long Islanders hard.

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 …

Fighting ‘two pandemics,’ anti-Semitism and Covid

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County held a Virtual Gala Concert on Tuesday evening, complete with tears, touching remarks and songs performed by Israeli cantor and “Les Misérables” star Dudu Fisher.


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.


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.

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …