Pravato challenges Brooks for senate seat

In 2016, John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford, won the 8th Senate District seat long held by Republicans, in a close race against Republican Michael Venditto. This year, he faces a challenge from Massapequa Park Mayor Jeff Pravato, who has framed the election as pivotal to maintaining a Republican majority in the senate. The Herald asked both candidates the same four questions on issues that face South Shore residents, in the run-up to the Nov. 6 election.

Thomas seeks to unseat Hannon in 6th Senate District

Democrat Kevin Thomas is vying for a chance to represent the State Senate’s 6th District and unseat Incumbent Kemp Hannon, a Republican who has filled the role since 1989. The Herald asked both candidates a series of questions that pertain to the district’s coverage area, which includes East Meadow, Seaford, Wantagh, Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown, Massapequa and Uniondale.

Candidates go head-to-head in spirited 2nd CD debate

In one of the most closely watched contests of the mid-term elections, Congressman Peter King and challenger Liuba Grechen Shirley faced off in a debate that was at times spirited and provocative at Plainedge High School in Massapequa on Oct. 18.

Randi Kreiss

Nipping sexism in the bud, all over again

Does the latest sexist outrage mean we have to start burning our bras again?

Scott Brinton

Nutrition 101, or how to save the planet

In my two and a half decades of writing on the environment and pondering solutions to the pressing sustainability issues that our planet — and civilization — face, I never imagined that the answer to reversing our destructive course might lie in nutrition education.