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Education leaders discuss the latest on school plans amid a pandemic

With the start of the new school year fast approaching next month, the question of how to send children back to school safely is at the forefront on the minds of many. Parents and educators alike are struggling to determine the best way to provide quality instruction to students while maintaining their physical safety and supporting their social-emotional health. To facilitate the discussion Inside LI, produced by RichnerLive, launched its webinar series Wednesday, bringing a group of esteemed leaders in education together for conversation on how Long Island schools will open this fall while the Covid-19 pandemic still rages across the country.

Curtains close at Franklin Square movie theater

The Franklin Square movie theater will not reopen when Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifts all restrictions on businesses, a sign on its door says. “I’m disappointed that this particular building …


Merrick family without power almost brought newborn home in the dark

The pandemic was the last of Gabrielle Fox's worries as she checked in to North Shore University Hospital early Monday morning. The expecting mother from Merrick was prepped for a cesarean, and at …

Luxury Allegria Hotel voluntarily closes as power is not restored

The luxury Allegria Hotel right off the boardwalk in Long Beach has voluntarily closed because it lacked sufficient  power, Long Beach and Nassau County Health Department officials …

Now, Long Beach has more to Marvel about

Marvel Frozen Dairy, the iconic ice cream shop that has been serving up creamy treats for almost 70 years, has opened a second location in Long Beach, this one on the boardwalk, at National …

Heralds come up big in Press Club of Long Island contest 

The Press Club of Long Island released the results on Monday of the 2019 Media Awards Monday, and the Heralds won or placed in all 10 categories that the papers entered. Awards are judged by …

A Q&A with Molloy College President Dr. James Lentini

On June 15, Dr. James Lentini began his tenure as the seventh president of Molloy College following the retirement of Dr. Drew Bogner, who held the position for the past 20 years. Lentini, 62, and his family — wife Dana, sons Luke and Noah and daughter Evalina — relocated to Rockville Centre from Rochester, Michigan, where he served as senior vice president and Provost at Oakland University from 2013 to 2020. The Herald recently spoke with Lentini about his thoughts on the new job and his vision for the future.

State reps discuss child care, request coronavirus federal aid

As the fall months approach, and most of New York remains open with low coronavirus infection rates, many working parents are returning to their jobs. For their children, however, remains the …

Baldwin downtown revitalization talks to resume

The Baldwin Downtown Revitalization Initiative, for which the community received a $10 million grant from the state last year to overhaul the …

Long Beach Police Department names first woman to rank of sergeant

The Long Beach Police Department has promoted a woman to the rank of sergeant, the first female to be named to the post in the agency’s 109-year history. Alexandra Nielsen was appointed sergeant …

Randi Kreiss

Unspoken conspiracy to sacrifice elders

Really, I am trying not to take this personally, but it seems clearer every day that our federal government is choosing to open the economy at the expense of older Americans. When I say “expense” I’m not talking dollars . . .


Mr. Trump, suburbia needs solutions, not tweets

President Trump claimed last week that he is protecting suburbanites from low-income housing projects, tweeting on July 29: "I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream . . ."


To bury the power lines, or not?

Tropical Storm Isaias marched up the Eastern Seaboard Aug. 4 with 70-mph winds that snapped trees in half or ripped them out of the ground, often sending them crashing onto power lines, leaving 420,000 Long Island ratepayers without electricity.

Randi Kreiss

Top-secret recipe revealed

I can’t say I have a perfect track record with the recipes I publish. In fact, here’s an excerpt from a letter to the editor published many years ago.


No need to fear cancer surgery, despite the pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic arrived in New York, public health officials made the careful decision to cancel elective surgeries across the region, including some cancer procedures. But now it’s critical that cancer patients feel confident to resume the care they need.

Alfonse D'Amato

We must be realistic in shoring up the economy

It’s becoming more apparent each day that the Unites States will not return to any semblance of normalcy until there is a working vaccine for Covid-19. In the meantime, we must face the reality . . .