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A Long Beach firefighter rushed to Tennessee Avenue beach at around 2:30 p.m. on Friday after the Fire Department received an alert for an unresponsive man floating in the water, fire officials said. … more
Dr. Laura Seinfeld, the superintendent of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District, has been focused on improving school safety since 2015. As a result, the district has had security and safety … more
The State Education Department last week announced that it would pull back on plans to penalize schools in which high numbers of students boycott state standardized tests. The decision came after … more
The results of a recent poll launched by State Sen. Todd Kaminsky came as no surprise to commuters this week — the majority of Long Island Rail Road users in Long Beach and other areas are … more
Long Beach residents are banding together to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina after the Category 2 storm slammed into the East Coast last week. Florence struck … more
A number of Freeporters interviewed by the Herald last week expressed concern and skepticism over the possible return of school-zone speed cameras to Nassau County. County Executive Laura Curran … more
Over the past year, mass shootings have dominated discourse around the country — particularly the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High … more
Two books on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — Nora Raleigh Baskin’s “Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story” and Gae Polisner’s “The Memory of Things” — offer young readers a glimpse into that day, before they were born. On Sept. 14, Baskin visited Merrick Avenue Middle School, while Polisner visited Calhoun High School to speak to students on the importance of that day. more
The air was thick with approaching rain as more than 1,000 people gathered on the lawn of Seaford High School on September 11 to honor the victims, including five alumni, lost during the 2001 terrorist attacks. more
The new artificial-turf fields made of Duraspine fibers were meant to last up to 15 years and significantly reduce the cost of field maintenance — virtually paying for themselves after just a few years, according to their marketing campaigns. more
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