Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …

Working to reduce mental illness stigma

As if they were sitting in a college classroom, a group of people in the hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Baldwin took part in a Mental Health First Aid training session on Feb. 8, at which …

A journey into Bellmore’s past at the library

Cracked, sepia-toned photos, banged-up, rusty crowns, century-old handmade dresses. These are just a few of the many items stored in the Bellmore Memorial Library. The treasure trove of historical …

Podcasters aim for bleachers

Every week, Jeff Cohen, 58, of Wantagh, and Leonard Aberman, 54, of Bellmore, flip on their microphones to record their podcast “Baseball and BBQ.” Cohen opens his decade-old laptop and …

Davis Pharmacy goes out of business after 80-plus years in Rockville Centre

A longtime fixture in Rockville Centre served its customers for the last time last week. Davis Ethical Pharmacy, at 124 N. Long Beach Road, closed on Friday after more than 80 years in business.

Freeport wins right to sell NYSDOT yard

The Village of Freeport recently won a State Supreme Court lawsuit against the State Department of Transportation that will allow developers to construct apartments and retail spaces at the DOT yard …

State DOT to examine highway concerns

State officials discuss safety concerns near West Hempstead's Eagle Avenue exit

Traffic congestion and safety near the Eagle Avenue exit of the Southern State Parkway, in West Hempstead, has been a concern of residents for years. According to Rosalie Norton, an executive board …

Sea Cliff has a new library director

Camille Purcell’s love of books extends far beyond the stories that they tell or the artistry of the writing — she wants to enter the authors’ minds. She analyzes story and …


Getting NUMC off life support

The Nassau Interim Finance Authority decided to exempt the Nassau University Medical Center and NuHealth, the public-benefit corporation that runs the East Meadow hospital, from oversight in 2011, at a time when the facility was seemingly thriving.

Scott Brinton

Where’s the soul in today’s popular music?

Lately I’ve been worried that I’m becoming Andy Rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator who capped each episode of CBS’s “60 Minutes” from 1978 to 2011 with a segment titled “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney.”

Randi Kreiss

An open letter to my dad on his birthday

I should point out that this is a really open letter, because my dad died four years ago.

Jerry Kremer

In this horse race, Bloomberg may have the best stretch run

There is an adage that politics is very much a horse race. The best horse can leave the starting gate looking like the favorite. The race is tight over the next mile plus, but . . .