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Remembering longtime Wantagh Fire Dept. chaplain John Kwasnik

As a hearse drove underneath an American flag near Wantagh Station 2 on July 5, members of the Wantagh Fire Department performed one final salute to bid farewell to a longtime firefighter.Later that …

Town of Hempstead beaches, Jones Beach closes to swimmers following shark sightings

Hempstead town officials closed all its beaches Wednesday afternoon after “numerous” sharks were spotted along the shoreline.

County opioid lawsuit: ‘the first signs of real accountability’

By Mallory Wilson mwilson@liherald.com Nassau County has established a revenue fund to help end opioid abuse, officials announced last week. The Special Revenue Fund will bring Nassau County …

Bideawee Ball returns this fall with two outdoor events

A deep connection exists between humans and animals. It’s the understanding of New York-based animal shelter Bidawee — and the purpose behind the nonprofit’s annual gala event, the …

Local sales of electric bikes increase, follow national trend

Longtime bicyclist Arne Johnson, 72, said that his cycling speed has slowed with his age. And as a member of Huntington Bicycle Club, Johnson said he struggled to keep up with the younger, faster …

Editorial

The time is right for offshore wind

Plans to construct a wind farm in the ocean 15 miles south of Jones Beach will undoubtedly be met with opposition. The Long Island Commercial Fishing Association has already weighed in against the project . . .

Randi Kreiss

Caught in the tangled lines of big fishing

I watched the Netflix documentary “Seaspiracy” last week, and I may never eat fish again.

Op-Ed

Let’s keep our eyes on the skies

Any forward movement in aviation, or in space exploration, is usually greeted by cheers. As should be the case. But often, first come the skeptics who ask whether it was worth it all.

Op-Ed

The new SST’s future depends on Kennedy Airport

Here’s a quick note to United Airlines. You know that deal you recently announced with Boom Supersonic that has you placing options to purchase 15 Overture aircraft, the still-to-be-built supersonic transport planes?