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The Nassau County Veterans Service Agency’s annual summer Veteran Stand Down welcomed hundreds of Long Island vets on Tuesday in Freeport. The biannual event last took place in November, shortly … more
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is advocating for a plan that would ultimately guarantee the accuracy of test results for radium levels in Long Island groundwater especially near the Navy/ Grumman plume in Bethpage, according to a press release. more
As part of the state’s $100 million-plus Jones Beach State Park upgrade, the park opened its newest attraction, the WildPlay Adventure Park, over the holiday weekend at its West Bathhouse. Gov. … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed into law the Green Light Bill allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain New York state driver’s licenses. The State Assembly and Senate approved the measure in June. New York joins 12 other states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico in passing such legislation. more
In a contest that was at times contentious and controversial, first-time candidate Laura Reich topped incumbent trustee and Wantagh Board of Education President Peter Mountanos by a margin of 939-795 … more
State Sen. John Brooks recently sponsored a bill that could begin redefining how schools are funded, reducing the burden on local homeowners.Senate Bill S.1687, which was passed by the Senate during … more
Six members of the Herald Community Newspapers staff spent the morning of June 27 volunteering to work the land at a two-acre organic farm in Brentwood run by Island Harvest, a nonprofit that feeds … more
A fourth Torah — the Jewish scripture containing the books of Mosaic Law — was dedicated at Congregation Beth Tikvah in Wantagh on June 9. The new Torah entered the sanctuary under a … more
In a contest that was at times contentious and controversial, first-time candidate Laura Reich topped incumbent Trustee and Wantagh Board of Education President Peter Mountanos by a margin of 939-795 … more
With deep piety, elaborate pageantry and sumptuous music, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, in East Meadow, welcomed His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon (Mollard), the primate of the Orthodox Church in … more
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