Local scout Venture Crew 577 takes a trip to Iceland

The Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 577, of North Bellmore, traveled to Iceland July 2-8, where members explored the Gjabakkahellir Cave in Thingvellir National Park, hiked up Sòlheimajökull …

Seaford girl aces library challenge

Scant weeks after the launch of the Nassau County libraries’ summer-long reading challenge, Ava Scopinich, 6, of Seaford, became one of the first to claim the top prize of an astronaut’s …

King Sweeney hosts cancer forum

Nassau and Suffolk County doctors, nutritionists and legislators spokr about the importance of breast cancer awareness at the 2019 Long Island Breast Cancer Forum at Farmingdale State College on July …

Curran urges cooperation on tax phase-in

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran responded on Monday to the proposed “Assessment Bill of Rights” put forth last week by Republicans in the County Legislature, calling it an …

Reflections on 'one small step'

Imagine a living room on July 20, 1969. A vintage black-and-white television sits in the corner, with its limited number of channels. A special news broadcast is showing Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepping off a spacecraft that looks much like an oversized insect as he intones, “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Editorial

Newspapers’ existential crisis

In 1996, Hewlett House was a dilapidated farmhouse, long empty and fast rotting. The Hewlett-Woodmere School District, which owned it, planned to demolish the 300-year-old structure to make way for a parking lot. Then the Nassau Herald started reporting on the historic home’s plight.

Op-Ed

1969: watershed in a decade of change

By now, nearly every publication has written about the iconic moments in the summer of 1969 when humankind seemed to take a collective breath and move forward . . .