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Inwood parade salutes essential workers, front-liners and veterans

Inwood resident Diane Tyler, whose daughter Sharifah is a home health aide, and has many  family members and friends on what is called the frontline of caring for and responding to the needs of Covid-19 patients said she was thinking of a way to honor the front-liners.

Valley Stream to hold drive-by Memorial Day service

Memorial Day is typically one of Valley Stream’s largest events of the year. Rivaling only Community Fest in size, the national day of remembrance for the country’s fallen soldiers joins …

Freeport band students play for veterans

While there might not be a Memorial Day parade in Freeport this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, band students from Freeport High School still wanted to pay tribute to local veterans, so they …

Town of Hempstead rolls out 'concierge service' to help residents as beaches open Saturday

Hempstead officials Friday announced a new “Coronavirus Concierge Service team,” to help keep patrons socially distanced and safe amid the pandemic while the town prepares to welcome …

Sea Cliff Beach opening this weekend, with some restrictions

Sea Cliff Beach will be among the beaches opening for Memorial Day weekend, Sea Cliff Mayor Edward Lieberman said. Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead for beaches in New York to open during his …

Beach clubs and Atlantic Beach village beaches opening May 30

Not all local beaches, or beach clubs, will be open Memorial Day weekend. The Village of Atlantic Beach is keeping its eight beaches closed until at least until early June, when they traditionally open, and will not allow the beach clubs that dot its shoreline to open this weekend.

Hempstead adds tax-collection sites for May

The Town of Hempstead has set up three drive-through tax-collection booths at points across the town, including one in front of Rock Hall, the stately, two-story 1767 mansion in Lawrence. Supervisor …

County pays tribute to health care ‘heroes’ on National Nurses Day

In honor of National Nurses Day, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and other county officials paid tribute Wednesday to the healthcare professionals working on the frontlines of the pandemic. …

Nassau to reinstate elective surgeries: county executive

Governor Cuomo has granted Nassau's request to reinstate elective surgeries, County Executive Laura Curran tweeted Tuesday afternoon. Curran had made the request in a letter to the governor …

How to make a mask in four easy steps

Making a mask is simple, using a T-shirt and paper towel or coffee filter. Here's how, in four simple steps.

Long Island Trauma Recovery Network to provide free therapy

The Long Island Trauma Recovery Network will provide free therapy to health care workers, first responders, essential employees, their families, and those whose loved ones are facing or have passed …

Morning prayers amid Covid-19 in Lawrence

On a picturesque spring Thursday, a father two sons, who declined to give their names, led a morning prayer service on Lawrence Avenue near the Long Island Rail Road train station in Lawrence. Everyone else stood at a distance, most in front of their own homes.

State to allow Memorial Day ceremonies: governor

New York state will allow Memorial Day ceremonies to take place this coming weekend, Governor Cuomo said at his daily briefing on Tuesday. Ceremonies must, however, be limited to 10 or fewer …

Scott Brinton

Why Berniecrats should embrace the public option

My most recent column, “Medicare for all could cost you a bundle,” was published in the March 5-11 issue. So much has transpired since then. For one, the world turned upside down.

Randi Kreiss

What is your mother’s doctor’s license plate number?

We’re all caught in the password paradox: We need passwords that we can remember but that are odd and complex enough not to be memorable. As we get older, this is challenging.

Alfonse D'Amato

America must bring critical production home

If there’s one overarching economic lesson the coronavirus pandemic is teaching us, it’s that the United States has become over-reliant on other nations for critical manufacturing capacity.

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …


Reform higher education with three-year degrees

Amid a global pandemic, colleges nationwide have indefinitely shifted classes online. With students no longer using campus facilities and resources . . .