Two missing teens found in Glen Cove

Missing 16 year-old Rachel Solomon, of Glen Cove, and 15 year-old Jake Rodgers, of Valley Stream, were found today by police detectives in a wooded area on Old Tappan Road in Glen Cove after a nearly …


Lee Kaufman, local celebrity, dies at 99

Lee Kaufman, Swiffer commercial star and former Valley Stream elementary school teacher, died Dec. 18 at a hospice center in Port Jefferson from reported Covid-19 complications. She was 99. Kaufman …


Young Brooklyn man arrested for New Year's stabbing

An 18-year-old Brooklyn man, Reyesun Watson, allegedly stabbed a 26-year-old Valley Stream man in the abdomen with a knife Jan. 1, Nassau County police said. The victim was at his Melrose home …


Waldinger Memorial Library exhibits local art teacher’s work

The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library has started off the new year with a new art exhibit featuring the artwork of local artist Matthew Khan, 38. Originally planned to end at the close of last year, …

Valley Stream Central High students go bananas for alum’s bio lesson

AP Biology students at Valley Stream Central High School were treated to a lesson which, could be said, held great a-peel: learning the basics of suturing by suturing on a banana. For the lesson, …

Randi Kreiss

Choosing to read hope in the crystal ball

What if we got knocked out of our socks by a brilliant turnabout in our national life? At the moment, “Happy New Year” rings hollow.


The Webb telescope is up, but who was James Webb?

On Christmas Day, NASA sent into space the James Webb telescope, which, if all works out as planned, will provide us with our first look into the beginning of time.


Nassau should enforce state’s mask mandate

Bruce Blakeman’s first public act as Nassau County executive-elect, in the second week of December, was one of rebellion.

V.S. North wrestlers hanging tough

Chris Bottjer inherited a scrappy group of Valley Stream North wrestlers from legendary coach Tom Maddock, who retired following the 2019-20 campaign.

Randi Kreiss

Kidney donor tells story of the gift she gave

"Dear Ms. Kreiss: I read your article in the Herald about your friends’ son who needs a kidney . . .


Conservative politics could play into school elections

The war on local school boards, teaching and history is escalating as conservative activists and Republican politicians prepare for the 2022 congressional midterm elections.