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Helping wounded warriors locally To the Editor:       I would like to extend our thanks to the Herald for its coverage of the Lynbrook Fire Department’s fundraising efforts for our … more
Parents, educators are not the enemyTo the Editor: In the last few weeks, I have read with great disappointment the comments made by newly instated State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and … more
Cannot support Iran deal Rabbi Andrew Warmflash sent the following letter to Congresswoman Kathleen Rice and senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. He shared it with the Herald: In a … more
Exodus of educators? To the Editor: The governor would have fast food workers making $15 an hour now. That’s good if you work at McDonald’s — but there are varying accounts about … more
Ship named for wrong personTo the Editor: I was upset to learn that the Obama administration has named a new Navy warship in honor of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, while the residents of … more
Riding the railsTo the Editor: I use Amtrak to travel to Schenectady and Albany/Rensselaer, and often try, usually unsuccessfully, to get family and friends to ride the rails. Like most Democrats and … more
BOCES: A jewel of a school To the Editor: It was surprisingly good to read an article in last week’s Herald about East Rockaway student Scott Reill, who received a perfect score on his … more
What about veteran exemptions? To the Editor:   I read the Herald’s interviews of the candidates running for the Lynbrook school board in last week’s paper (“Five vie for three seats … more
Refuse to Support the 'Status Cuomo'On February 16, 2012, Governor Cuomo boasted of his new teacher evaluation plan saying, "Today's agreement puts in place a groundbreaking new statewide teacher … more
To the Editor: On March 24, more than 300 people believed it important enough to take off from work and forgo personal and family obligations to go down to Hempstead Town Hall to let their representatives know their views on issues that impact their lives. Town Hall was filled to capacity. Yet two councilpersons, Anthony Santino and Erin King-Sweeney, who have salaries of $67,000 for their part-time jobs, which require them to appear two days per month at Town Hall, joined Supervisor Kate Murray and walked out of a crowded meeting so they could attend a photo op in Wantagh. more
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