Election 2021

Jason Abelove challenges Don Clavin for Hempstead town supervisor

Jason Abelove is challenging Don Clavin for Town of Hempstead supervisor. Ahead of Election Day on Nov. 2, the Herald asked the candidates questions about their goals and issues facing the community.

Hewlett Harbor cleans up Willow Pond duckweed

After over a decade of trial and error, Hewlett Harbor has succeeded in keeping Willow Pond clear by targeting early-summer blooms of duckweed with herbicide treatment and dissolving most of the resulting dead matter with bacterial, muck-eating pellets.

Sea Cliff Mini Mart postponed until next fall

The iconic Sea Cliff Mini Mart scheduled for Oct. 3, has been pushed back until Oct. 2, 2022. The Village of Sea Cliff, which hosts the annual event, and the North Shore Kiwanis Club, which organizes …

County offers Girls Rising $10,000 in grant funding

Girls Rising, a Sea Cliff-based nonprofit, recently secured a $10,000 grant, approved by the Nassau County Legislature on Sept. 27. The grant is funded by the county’s Hotel-Motel Occupancy Tax …

PETA takes aim at former East Rockaway animal exhibitor, who plans to sue

Former East Rockaway resident and animal exhibitor Larry Wallach has drawn the ire of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for his alleged mistreatment of animals.


Recalling Long Island’s Indigenous peoples

Columbus Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1971, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation proclaiming it a federal holiday. For years, the holiday has been controversial.

Scott Brinton

Elegy for Sears — and, perhaps, mall culture

Long Island recently lost its last Sears, that once ubiquitous powerhouse retailer that sold a range of goods, from sturdy jeans to solidly built power tools and refrigerators.


The progressive left’s New York power play

The race to the progressive left is under way in New York state, with word that New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is forming an “exploratory committee” and may launch a Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Randi Kreiss

Into the abyss, and discovering a new world

Some octopuses probably could score better than I did on an SAT. It’s hard to figure, though, since they can’t hold a pen or read the questions . . .


What’s up with the anti-vaxxers?

A friend was lamenting the anti-vaccine movement and those who advocate their freedom from mandates, government or otherwise, to become vaccinated against Covid-19.