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Petition calls for swim meets to resume this summer

More than 1,500 people have signed a petition on Change.org calling on Nassau County and the Towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead to host swim meets this summer at their outdoor pools.

Lynbrook residents offer mixed reactions to apartments proposed for feather factory site

Lynbrook residents recently offered differing views on a 210-unit apartment complex that has been proposed for the site of the vacant Mangrove Feather factory, with a number favoring it, while others expressed concern over its size and the potential traffic that it might cause.

State study: Public water is best option

According to a recent study ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and conducted by the state Department of Public Service, the municipalization of New York American Water’s Long Island infrastructure is not only feasible, but also in residents’ best interests.

Climate activists rally for local officials to make polluters pay

Activists and community leaders rallied in front of State Senator Todd Kaminsky’s office on April 7 to encourage the senator to support the recently introduced New York Climate and Community Investment Act, or Senate Bill 4264A.

Mary Brennan Inn to host socially distant food drive

The Mary Brennan INN, at 100 Madison Ave. in Hempstead, will host a no-contact food drive on Saturday, Apri 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Donors will place donations on a table, with masked …

Petition calls for swim meets to resume this summer

More than 1,500 people have signed a petition on Change.org calling on Nassau County and the Towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead to host swim meets this summer at their outdoor pools.

Billions still available in loan program

There is lots of money left in the Paycheck Protection Program, and small businesses, independent contractors and sole proprietors remain eligible for a portion of the program’s $128 billion. Those who work as consultants can also apply for what is left of the original $380 billion.

E.M. educators want more books reflecting diversity

Jim Mendonis, the East Meadow School District’s director of social studies and 21st century learning, and Frank Lukasik, the director of literacy and funded programs, stood before the Board of Education on April 7 to stress the importance of having more books with diverse characters and storylines available in classrooms and school libraries.

OHS senior has science research published a second time

Oceanside High School senior Miranda Leibstein notched a rare feat when she had her research into cows’ diets published for a second time. Leibstein translated her love of riding and caring for horses over to another barnyard animal as part of her work with the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Editorial

Support the Mother Nature Bond Act

At the turn of the 20th century, environmental protection meant preserving wilderness so future generations might know nature as the great environmentalists Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir knew it — bountiful and largely pristine. Some 120 years later . . .

Op-Ed

Racial inequities and the Biden infrastructure plan

President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan is remarkable for its ambition and breadth and for taking significant steps to address historic racial inequities. The president deserves great credit . . .

Op-Ed

Nassau’s budget surplus isn’t good news

Nassau County recently announced that it finished 2020 with a surplus of $75 million (subject to some adjustment, but it’s a reasonable number to work with). Sounds like good news, right? Not so fast.

Randi Kreiss

The pandemic of 1918 was pushed off the front pages

My husband’s father was 14 and living in New York during the pandemic of 1918, sometimes known as the Spanish flu. He must have had memories of the time; surely he knew people who died in Brooklyn, where he lived.

Jerry Kremer

Some of us are killing our friends without bullets

We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .

Herald Inside LI hosts Health + Wealth webinar

In an effort to connect Long Islanders with health and wealth advocates, Herald Inside LI held a free webinar called the 50+ Health+Wealth Virtual Event on March 25.   Sponsored by …

Herald Inside LI hosts virus and vaccine webinar

A little over a week ago, the pandemic hit its global year anniversary, and on March 19, Nassau County reached 400 thousand residents who have received at least one dose of either the …

Herald Inside LI hosts College webinar on upcoming fall semester

As a result of the pandemic, colleges everywhere have had no choice but to make social and academic changes to their school settings. Students, faculty and staff have adapted to our new …

Herald Inside LI to host webinar on family businesses

Many Long Islanders are grappling with questions about how they can best start or maintain a business. Many wonder how a family business differs from other businesses and what it takes to bring …