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Cedarhurst Sephardic Temple leader Rabbi Arnold B. Marans, 92

An accomplished spiritual leader with a large family and many friends, Rabbi Arnold B. Marans was the founding rabbi of the Sephardic Temple of Cedarhurst, and served as a chaplain and was active in Jewish organizations.

Legislators call for more police mental health training

County Legislators Josh Lafazan, an Independent from Woodbury, and Siela Bynoe, a Democrat from Westbury, filed a resolution on June 26 that would convene a committee to study alternative responses …

Hofstra moves Jefferson statue amid outcries

By Visvajit Sriramrajan A statue of Thomas Jefferson, which has stood in front of Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Student Center for more than 20 years, has been relocated to Emily Lowe …

Many scenarios in play for H.S. sports

While still awaiting guidance and direction from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State’s Education Department on how schools could operate this fall, the state Public High School Athletic Association Covid-19 Task Force held two meetings in June to discuss multiple scenarios for sports.

Sparks fly over fireworks in Franklin Square

When Angelica Cerniglia has returned to her Franklin Square home from work over the past few weeks, she has had to sit under a desk, hold her dog and play loud music to drown out the noise of …

Hempstead Town Lacrosse Academy underway

Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin was joined by Town Board members to announce the Town of Hempstead Lacrosse Academy is welcoming back campers for summer workout sessions with social distancing guidelines in place.

Lawrence native Michael Cohen returned to upstate Otisville

After being taken back into custody on July 9, for violating the terms of his furloughed release from prison, Lawrence native and former lawyer for President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen was returned to upstate Otisville, where he was before his May 21 release.


Why we must commemorate Juneteenth

On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia, ending the Civil War . . .

L.I. preps for Phase Four reopening Wednesday

Long Island is set to begin Phase Four reopening of the economy on July 8, including universities and colleges. As of press time Monday, however, Governor Cuomo said there was no word yet whether the …

North Shore schools to evaluate learning lost in pandemic

During his portion of speaking during the North Shore School District’s Board of Education meeting on May 28, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Christopher Zublionis focused on one …


Mark July Fourth by reading the Declaration

Next week, the Herald Community Newspapers will publish the Declaration of Independence and a likeness of the American flag. The Declaration will appear . . .


Be prepared for hurricanes — now, not later

With all the news of the coronavirus crisis, it would be easy to forget that we are more than a month into the Atlantic hurricane season — and now is the time to prepare for the possibility of a major storm.

Scott Brinton

Was Teddy Roosevelt a racist? You decide.

I grew up on Long Island, and like so many local kids, I made the pilgrimage to Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt’s stately Cove Neck mansion, full of Americana and animal heads and skins.

Randi Kreiss

We’re all in the room where it happened

We are blessed with the curse of living in interesting times, and our duty is to bear witness. Like the Greatest Generation, we are in the midst of a fight for our lives . . .


With pandemic abating, town’s on the road to recovery

It is an understatement to say that the coronavirus pandemic has had profoundly negative impacts on the health and well-being of Americans, as well as the job market, personal finances and the economy.