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West Hempstead parents reflect on child’s lifesaving liver transplant

When the Herald asked 9-year-old West Hempstead resident Aiden Simms to describe himself, he giggled. “That’s what he does a lot,” said his mother, Nicole McNair. “He has a …

Developers discuss plans for National Wholesale Liquidators site in West Hempstead

Many West Hempstead residents would agree that restoration of the community’s downtown area is long overdue. One of the locations where residents would like to see residential development is …

Gary Port challenges Ed Ra for Assembly District 19 seat

The race for the 19th Assembly District began mid-August when challenger Gary Port announced his candidacy to run against incumbent Edward Ra, who is running for a sixth term. The Herald asked Ra …

Schools

West Hempstead kicks off 2020-21 school year

The West Hempstead School District welcomed students back to all five of their schools for the 2020-21 school year on Sept. 3. District Superintendent Dan Rehman and Assistant Superintendents Dina …

Neighbors in the News

West Hempstead Schools receives food donation

The West Hempstead School District received hundreds of food items and a $1,000 donation for its food pantry last month from PinkTie.org. The group coordinates networking events with local …

Editorial

Herd immunity, a recipe for further disaster

Consider the number 675,000 for a moment. That’s the number of people in the United States who died during the flu pandemic of 1918-19. Could the U.S. be headed for such widespread death again?

Randi Kreiss

As if it couldn’t have gotten worse, he was contagious

Millions of Americans seem to be manifesting what has been called “insane” behavior: They keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different and better result. They keep flouting coronavirus regulations . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Congress is AWOL on coronavirus aid

With all the hullabaloo about the Supreme Court vacancy, the election and President Trump’s contracting Covid-19, the national media has largely overlooked a pressing matter before Congress that needs immediate attention.