BREAKING NEWS: County Executive Mangano, Town Supervisor Venditto arrested on corruption charges

Candidates battle in the 20th Assembly District

For the second time in two years, the Assembly race in the 20th District is an open and contested battle, as Democrat Anthony Eramo, a Long Beach city councilman, and Atlantic Beach resident Missy Miller, a Republican, are the major party candidates. Joseph R. Naham is running on the Green Party ballot line.

Running through the rain drops in Inwood

Despite the rainy weather on Oct. 9, the Inwood 5K was run as 143 participants competed in the race that encircles a portion of the Town of Hempstead hamlet in the Five Towns and begins and end at Bayview Avenue by Inwood Park.

Keeping kids safe on Halloween

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the Nassau County Department of Health are partnering with Safe Kids Nassau County to promote pedestrian safety awareness this Halloween. With daylight hours getting shorter, children are more likely to be trick-or-treating in the dark when it is more difficult for drivers to see them.

Register to be a bone marrow donor

Among the many activities at Lawrence Woodmere Academy‘s Homecoming on Saturday will be a registration drive for potential bone marrow donors.

‘Anything in here is good’

To the delight of old and new customers, Tamburino’s Deli, on Central Avenue in Cedarhurst, reopened on Sept. 24.

Football’s downward spiral?

Safety concerns, on Long Island and across the nation, and changing demographics in the Five Towns have led to a decline in football participation locally. While three local soccer leagues are flourishing, the 60-year-old Inwood Buccaneers Athletic Club has suspended its football and cheerleading programs this fall.

Abandoned Inwood house irks neighbors

Inwood residents are struggling with the consequences of living next to a vacant home on the corner of Bayswater Boulevard and Chestnut Street in Inwood for approximately the last seven years.

Football generates pride, election creates anxiety

Walk through the halls of Lawrence High School on any given weekday, and you will hear a loud cacophony of chatter, laughs and shouts ringing throughout.

Understanding why Sukkot remains relevant

The Jewish holiday of Sukkot is often called the “season of our rejoicing.” It commemorates the Jews’ safe passage out of the desert in what is now the Sinai Peninsula, Saudi Arabia and Jordan after fleeing slavery in Egypt three millennia ago. It is the last of what are called the pilgrimage festivals, which include Passover and Shavuot. This year the holiday, also referred to as the Feast of the Tabernacles, is Oct. 16 to 23.

Incumbent Kaminsky vs. challenger McGrath

State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) defeated Republican challenger Chris McGrath of Hewlett Harbor by 886 votes in a tightly contested special election in April. Kaminsky was then the assemblyman representing the 20th A.D.

HAFTR students hear from an IDF soldier

Rabbi Eli Skaist, a lieutenant and chaplain in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and rebbe at the Ashreinu Yeshiva in Israel, spoke to Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Middle School students about the meaning of repentance and said it’s a response to God calling out to us.

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Far Rockaway resident and Five Towns Community Center youth advocacy counselor and youth employment coordinator Veronica Ortiz was among the eight people the Town of Hempstead recognized for their contributions to the local Hispanic community at National Hispanic Heritage Month ceremony at town hall on Oct. 4.

Woodsburgh native to wed on Saturday

Tyler Jake Gilding, son of Melissa and William Gilding of Woodsburgh will marry Zara Brands Richman, daughter of Caryn and Irwin Richman of Commack on Saturday.

Learning about the fire department in Woodmere

The Woodmere Fire Department opened its doors to the public at 20 Irving Place in Woodmere for four hours on Oct. 9.

Named a ‘Rising Star’ for second time

For the second consecutive year, Woodmere native William R. Aronin was named a “Rising Star” in the area of criminal defense by Super Lawyers.

Sign up for golf tournament

The trick is to play well, the treat is to win as the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club is looking for golfers to represent their village/community in the club’s inaugural Long Island Village Men’s Team Championship on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31.

Listen to stories by the fireside at Rock Hall in Lawrence

Hear the American Girl stories of Felicity, Kirsten, Kaya, Josefina or Kit read aloud in the parlor at Rock Hall at 199 Broadway in Lawrence.

The Changing Face of Long Island

What's driving L.I. immigration?

Part one in an ongoing series. People arrive on Long Island from points around the world. According to statistics, the pace of immigration has accelerated over the past two decades, changing the face of Long Island, which was known for years as a largely white suburb of New York City. Over the next seven weeks, the Herald will document the lives of the immigrants and people of color who are rapidly transforming Long Island’s demographics and reshaping its educational, political and economic landscapes.

Longtime Herald executive editor retires

Longtime executive editor of the Heralds John O’Connell retired last Friday after 18 years with Richner Communications. “John has been a pleasure to work with over the years as we grew and …