Island Park Student of the Month learned English in a year

Silvana Llerena had almost made it through her first day at Lincoln Orens Middle School; she had just one more class. The sixth-grader walked into the school library, where she thought it would be. …

Hempstead IDA passes initial approval for apartment tax breaks

The Hempstead Industrial Development Agency gave a tentative OK on March 30 to tax breaks for an apartment complex in Barnum Island, but the developer said it would not be financially possible to build under the terms of the current agreement.

I.P. Chamber celebrates community at annual Awards Dinner

More than 150 community members — dressed in snazzy attire — filed into Bridgeview Yacht Club on March 30 for the 67th annual Island Park Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner & Dance, where they celebrated some of the village’s most integral people and businesses.

Heralds bring home the gold in New York Press Association contest

The Herald Community Newspapers came up big in the New York Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, taking 15 honors in the statewide competition, for which 184 newspapers submitted nearly 3,000 entries. The awards were presented at NYPA’s annual convention in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., last weekend.