Carey beats Elmont in semifinal

After allowing 48 points and six touchdown passes to Elmont in a Week 2 regular-season defeat, Carey gave the Spartans a dose of their own medicine in last Saturday’s Nassau Conference II semifinal playoff matchup at Hofstra.

Crime

Guilty plea for Franklin Square drug doctor

A medical doctor with offices in Franklin Square pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to conspiring to distribute oxycodone, a highly addictive painkiller, officials said. Noel Blackman, 68, of Valley …

Crime Watch

Elmont man charged with 12 burglaries across South Shore

An Elmont man was arrested and charged on Oct. 11 in connection with a dozen burglaries and attempted burglaries across central Nassau County, including at locations in Merrick, Elmont, Floral Park, …

Richner Communications acquires Gold Coast Gazette

Richner Communications, Long Island’s largest publisher of community media, has acquired the assets of the Gold Coast Gazette, a weekly community newspaper covering the legendary Gold Coast communities on the North Shore of Long Island. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Scott Brinton named Heralds' executive editor

Scott Brinton has been appointed executive editor of the Herald Community Newspapers, Publishers Clifford and Stuart Richner announced on Oct. 28.

Editorial

Support small businesses by shopping locally

Once upon a time, holiday shopping was an experience. Folks carved out entire Saturdays or Sundays and headed to their local downtowns to browse through the retail shops. The experience was fun and quaint. You had lunch at the local diner. Then along came the malls.