Radio show to amplify local issues, artists and activists on the North Shore

Amid a tangle of headphone cords, microphone wires and half-empty coffee cups, radio show host Jason Samel, of Old Brookville, organized his papers — marked up with reference points and annotations …

Legislation for feasibility study in the works

On March 14, State Sen. Carl Marcellino, a Republican from Syosset, amended his bill to require a feasibility study that would determine the viability of a local takeover of New York American Water. …

Legislators approve new state gun law

In the wee hours last Saturday morning, after approving the $168.3 billion state budget, Albany legislators also passed stand-alone gun legislation. The purpose of the bill, which now awaits Gov. …

North Shore coalition plans to divide and conquer

By Alyssa Seidman aseidman@liherald.com Ahead of its one-year anniversary, the North Shore Coalition Against Substance Abuse held a meeting with its sector representatives last week in order to …

BUDGET SERIES

NSSD Board votes to adopt $104 million budget

After weeks of review, discussion and debate, the North Shore Board of Education, shy of three trustees, unanimously approved Superintendent Dr. Peter Giarrizzo’s proposed 2018-19 budget last …

Bay Avenue home in Sea Cliff is barely hanging on

According to the neighbors of 14 Bay Ave. — a house that has been vacant since a 2014 landslide destroyed two retaining seawalls on the property’s cliffside — the structure is in danger of …

County Legislature OKs 10-year tax plan

The Nassau County Legislature voted 14-3 on Monday to approve a 10-year phase-in to bring all properties across the county in line with their actual market values. If it is completed, it would be the …

Editorial

N.Y. remains behind the times on early voting

In February, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he planned to include $7 million in his executive budget earmarked for early voting across the state. The provision would have allowed . . .

Randi Kreiss

Follow their lead or get out of the way

They emerged from the ashes of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school massacre on Feb. 14. They tended their wounds, reached out to one another for comfort, and somehow drew purpose and energy from the trauma they had survived.

Alfonse D'Amato

Some good news worth noting

Sometimes good news comes quietly, and in ways that point in positive directions. The past couple of weeks have seen some real progress on several important fronts . . .

David Weingrad

In Puerto Rico, discrimination seems to be cyclical

The hurricane struck hard and fast, leaving hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans without food and shelter. The damage to the island totaled in the millions of dollars, and more than 3,000 people were killed.

North Shore students enjoy an un-Belize-able trip

Students and faculty from North Shore High School took a tropical tour of Belize during spring break. “The goal of the trip was to experience biology through an outdoor classroom, and gain a …

HERALD NEIGHBORS

A roaring good time at Garvies Dino Day

Last weekend, residents traveled back to prehistoric times at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve for Dino Day, an annual event that highlights the history and habits of the magnificent creatures that …

Noble prize-winning scientist Dr. Jim Watson turns 90

Galileo. Charles Darwin. Albert Einstein. Jim Watson.Bruce Stillman, the president of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, remarked that these individuals had all but one thing in common — their …

SEIDMAN SAYS

Six months down...

It’s been six months. Now, I know this length of time may not seem too significant — although it holds great meaning for high school students in “romantic” relationships — but the last …